Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, welcomed Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton to the Western Slope to see the drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin and to hear first-hand from Colorado water users living with the driest conditions in 1,200 years.

Bennet, Neguse Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Long-term, Permanent Solutions to Western Drought

Members Ask Bureau of Reclamation to Fund Efforts That Provide Meaningful Reductions in Water Use from the Colorado River with the $4 Billion Bennet Secured in the Inflation Reduction Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, New Mexico U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, and New Mexico U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández wrote to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) urging it to prioritize funding for long-term, permanent solutions to the drought crisis in the Colorado River Basin as it allocates the $4 billion in new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act for Western drought.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Celebrated from September 15 through October 15

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing September 15, 2022 through October 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the invaluable contributions of Latino Americans in the United States.

What They’re Saying About Bennet’s Calls For President Biden To Use Presidential Authorities to Protect Landscapes In The CORE Act

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Polis, and Neguse Urged President Biden to Use the Antiquities Act to Make Camp Hale and the Tenmile Range a National Monument

Last month, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, and Colorado U.S. Representative Joe Neguse urged President Joe Biden to use his Presidential authorities, including the Antiquities Act, to protect the landscapes included in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act and make Camp Hale and the Tenmile Range a national monument.

Bennet Announces Next Round of Farm Bill Listening Sessions, Plans to Hold Record Number of Discussions to Ensure Farm Bill Reflects Colorado Priorities

Bennet and Staff Have Heard from More Than 300 Coloradans Across 17 Sessions Thus Far; Bennet on Track to Hold More Farm Bill Listening Sessions than His 2014 and 2018 Tours

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that his agriculture policy and regional staff will host additional Farm Bill listening sessions in Southwest Colorado, the San Luis Valley, and the Denver area in the coming weeks.

Bennet, Colleagues Request Full Funding for Water Source Protection Program in Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill

The USFS Program Provides Clean Drinking Water, Helps Prevent Pollution of Surface and Ground Water for Americans in Rural Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led a group of his colleagues in urging U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, to fully fund the United States Forest Service (USFS) Water Source Protection Program (WSPP) for fiscal year (FY) 2023.