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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and their colleagues in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging the agency to ensure that the gains made in reducing the number of uninsured children are not lost as states begin to unwind Medicaid policies that have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Bennet, Heinrich, DeGette, Beyer Lead Letter To EPA Supporting Tougher Methane-Emissions Standards

Letter To Administrator Regan Signed By 76 Senate And House Members Urges EPA To Take Steps To Reduce Pollution From Routine Flaring Of Gas at Oil Wells

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, alongside U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Don Beyer (D-Va.), lead a group of 76 members of Congress in support of stronger standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding methane emissions and pollution from oil and natural gas operations.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper celebrated President Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Judge Kato Crews to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Bennet and Hickenlooper recommended Crews to the White House for the position in August.