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.

Support Grows for Bennet’s Affordable and Secure Food Act

242 Ag Groups Send Letter to Schumer, McConnell in Support of ASFA

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet highlighted growing support for his Affordable and Secure Food Act (ASFA), including in a letter from 242 agricultural industry groups representing family farmers, ranchers, producers, and the agricultural industry urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to attach the bill to the end-of-year omnibus bill.

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.
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.