Drought Conditions Bring USDA Disaster Designations for Colorado Counties

Producers Eligible for Assistance from Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued contiguous disaster designations for 21 Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions in southwest Colorado and along the Eastern plains. The designations mean farmers and ranchers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency.

Bennet, Burr Reintroduce Bill to Level Playing Field for LNG

Bill Would Equalize Tax Treatment to Put Competing Fuels on Fair Footing

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) reintroduced their bipartisan bill to put liquefied natural gas (LNG) on equal footing with diesel fuel under the federal highway excise tax. The bill will allow LNG to compete fairly with diesel by taxing LNG on energy output rather than per gallon.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The bipartisan bill introduced last month offers several critical measures that would improve mental health care and suicide prevention resources for American service members. Bennet is a cosponsor of the bill.
Today, an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). While the amendment needed 60 votes in order to meet a procedural hurdle, today's vote proves that a bipartisan majority of the Senate supports the LWCF.