Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the seven Colorado River Basin states agreed to the submission of a Lower Basin proposal for analysis under the Bureau of Reclamation’s draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

Bennet, Romney Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Emergency Wildfire Cleanup Bill

MATCH Act Will Expedite Disaster Cleanup, Save Taxpayers Money, and Prevent Further Disasters

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-Utah) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) to reintroduce the bipartisan, bicameral Making Access to Cleanup Happen (MATCH) Act, legislation to expedite disaster cleanup, save taxpayers money, and prevent further disasters.

Bennet, Neguse Call on USDA Secretary Vilsack to Delay Uinta Basin Railway Authorization Until Supplemental Review of Project is Conducted

Lawmakers Call East Palestine Disaster a “Terrible Reminder” of Potential Damage from Transporting Hazardous Materials by Rail, Urge Caution for Colorado

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Colorado U.S. Representative Joe Neguse called on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to suspend a decision on the Special Use Authorization for the Uinta Basin Railway Project until a supplemental review is conducted to fully evaluate the effects of the project on Colorado’s local communities and environment.

Bennet, Crow Introduce Protect the West Act to Combat Intensifying Wildfires and Drought Across the American West

Legislation Would Invest $60 Billion in Our Forests To Reduce Wildfire Risk, Restore Watersheds, and Protect Communities

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Colorado U.S. Representative Jason Crow introduced the Protect the West Act to make a $60 billion investment in our forests to reduce wildfire risk, restore our watersheds, and protect our communities.

Bennet Welcomes Nearly $1 Billion from Biden Administration to Address the Western Water and Climate Crisis

Departments of Agriculture and Interior Announce Historic Climate Investments and New Strategy to Address Western Drought

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed nearly $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to address the Western water crisis and to invest in environmentally-friendly farming practices.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse and Brittany Pettersen welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) of $37 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to mitigate wildfire risks in Colorado’s Arapahoe, Roosevelt and Pike-San Isabel National Forests.

Bennet, Barrasso Reintroduce SHRED Act to Keep Ski Fees Local, Support Recreation Management

Bipartisan Legislation Allows National Forests to Retain Fees Generated by Ski Areas to Support Local Recreation Needs

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) reintroduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act to invest in outdoor recreation in mountain communities by enabling National Forests to retain a portion of the annual fees paid by ski areas operating within their boundaries.

Bennet Addresses Colorado Water Congress Amid Critical Colorado River Negotiations

Bennet Celebrates Coloradans For Leading By Example on Water Conservation; Vows to Be A Voice for Upper Basin in Washington, D.C.

Amid critical Colorado River negotiations, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today addressed the Colorado Water Congress about the urgent work ahead to secure the future of the Colorado River Basin. Bennet called on the audience to define a new vision for the Colorado River, celebrated Colorado’s example on water conservation, and vowed to champion the interests of the Upper Basin in Washington, D.C.

Bennet Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet Secured Key Provisions to Bolster American Leadership in Space, Close Gaps in National Security, Support Wildfire Prevention

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) in an 83-11 vote.

Bennet, Romney Lead Bipartisan Letter Emphasizing Western Drought and Conservation Priorities

Bipartisan Western Senators Urge USDA to Address Western Needs with Existing Programs, Additional $20 Billion for Conservation

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) led fourteen bipartisan senators in a letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give parity to the urgent priorities of Western growers and communities through existing authorities, new funding, and collaboration across government.