Bennet, Gardner and Tipton Urge Bureau of Reclamation to Open Lake Nighthorse

Recreation Area Could Generate More Than $12 Million in La Plata County

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton are requesting the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner open access to Lake Nighthorse at the earliest possible date. While the Lake Nighthorse Reservoir was completed in 2011, a recreation plan has not been agreed upon and the area has remained closed to the public. A report commissioned by the Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District found that recreation at Lake Nighthorse could stimulate upwards of $12 million in annual economic benefits for Colorado's La Plata County.

Bennet Presses Federal Agencies to Resume Processing H-2B Visa Requests

Over 300 Colorado Businesses Rely on Visa Program

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today pressed the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security to resume processing H-2B visa requests as quickly as possible. The H-2B visa program allows hundreds of Colorado businesses to fill seasonal jobs.

Bennet, Heitkamp Introduce Bill to Increase Target Practice Opportunities

Bill, Championed in Past by Mark Udall, Gives States More Flexibility to Develop Shooting Ranges

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced a bill to help increase opportunities for hunters and recreational shooters to practice their skills. The Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act would allow states to use more of their federal Pittman-Robertson wildlife funding for the development of shooting ranges.

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Commits to Site Visit at Aurora VA Hospital Following Colorado Delegation Request

Full Delegation Requested Committee to Look into Mismanagement, Cost Overruns

The Colorado Congressional delegation today welcomed the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee's pledge to work with the delegation to schedule a field hearing and site visit to the Aurora VA Hospital. The delegation sent a bipartisan letter to the committee's chairman, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and ranking member, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), last month requesting the visit to look into the mismanagement that has delayed construction of the facility.