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.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, led U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) in a letter urging the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to share information about its plan to implement the $10 billion in funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to address a backlog of forest management needs.

ICYMI: Bennet, Neguse Pen Op-Ed Celebrating Designation of Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument

Bennet and Neguse: “This designation — which we’ve spent years fighting to secure — will immortalize Camp Hale’s singular legacy and protect this treasured landscape for generations to come.”

In case you missed it, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse penned an op-ed today in the Vail Daily celebrating this week’s designation of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore highlighting the significance of?Tribal stewardship over lands and waters that make up the National Forest System, and the need to continue collaborative participation from Tribal leadership and governments and the federal government.

VIDEO: 10th Mountain Division Veterans Discuss Importance of Camp Hale, Advocate for National Monument Designation

WWII Veteran Francis Lovett and Afghanistan Veteran Brad Noone Reflect on Their Time Spent at Camp Hale In and Out of Service

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released a video of Francis Lovett, a 100 year-old WWII veteran, who trained at Camp Hale in the original 10th Mountain Division, and Brad Noone, a U.S. Army veteran who deployed to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, in which they reflect on their personal relationship to Camp Hale, discuss the importance of the site to veterans, Coloradans, and U.S. history, and advocate for national monument designation for the camp and its surrounding area.