Bennet Builds Support for Outdoor Restoration Force Act

Proposal Would Create Millions of Jobs by Scaling Up Forest and Watershed Restoration Efforts

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced building support for his Outdoor Restoration Force Act, new legislation to create jobs by investing in our natural infrastructure -- our public lands and water -- through collaborative forest health, wildlife habitat, and watershed restoration projects across the West.

Bennet, Wyden, Neguse Call for Wildfire Relief Funds to be Included in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Funds Would Help Colorado Recover from a Record Breaking Wildfire Season

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), and their colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives in requesting House and Senate leadership include funding for wildfire risk mitigation and recovery efforts in the next Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Jason Crow (D), and Diana DeGette (D) wrote a letter to Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting several reforms to improve pay, job stability, and benefits for federal wildfire personnel.

Bennet Announces $6 Million ReConnect Grant to Expand Broadband in Northwest Colorado

Funding from USDA Will Connect Rural Communities to High-Speed Broadband

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) to expand broadband service in Northwest Colorado.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D), U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D), and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R) sent a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to request that they work with the State of Colorado and local governments to address the threat posed by multiple fires to the region’s watersheds and water supply.

Bennet, Colleagues Ask National Guard for Wildfire Readiness Assessment

Senators Praise Guard Response to 2020 Wildfires, Say Assessment Will Help Ensure Guard Has the Firefighting Resources it Needs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his colleagues in asking the National Guard for a report on its readiness to help states prepare, fight, and recover from wildfires.