Bennet, Gardner Send Colorado-Written Report on Fire Mitigation to USDA Secretary

Report Commissioned by Bennet Details Fire Mitigation Recommendations from CO Experts

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner sent the Innovations in Forestry and Fire Mitigation report to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The report commissioned by Bennet details recommendations from Colorado fire and forestry experts on the steps the federal government can take to better support Colorado's wildfire mitigation efforts. The senators presented these recommendations by representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State University, the Colorado Water Congress, County Commissioners from across the Front Range and West Slope, and other members of the forestry, conservation, and wildfire prevention community in May of this year.
Today, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to use his authority to allow the use of data from the second preceding tax year, also known as "prior-prior year" when students are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Currently, many students across the country are receiving their college admissions letters without the accompanying financial aid award information they need to compare college options and costs.

Bennet Calls on FRA to End Delays, Fix Train Horn Rules

Follows Repeated Requests to Adopt More Flexible, Cost-Effective Ways to Create Quiet Zones

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to follow through on its commitment to review its train noise rules and consider how to cut red tape and make the required train-crossing upgrades more affordable for local taxpayers.
Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today welcomed Coloradans who have traveled to Washington to participate in the annual Colorado Capital Conference. The Conference, organized by Senator Gardner and Senator Bennet, brings Coloradans from all walks of life to the nation's capital for conversations and discussions with elected officials, academic leaders, journalists, and other prominent thinkers and opinion makers in Washington.

Bennet, Gardner Push Amendment to Find Where Money for VA Hospital Went

Report Will Look into Mismanaged Denver VA Medical Center, Other Facilities

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to look into construction contracts for major medical facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The report will determine how projects have gone over budget and where the money has gone on mismanaged projects such as the Denver Replacement Medical Center.

Bennet Bill Bans Members from Fundraising While Conducting People’s Business

Proposal Also Bars Lobbyists from Bundling Campaign Contributions

Today, as part of his continuing efforts to reform the way Washington works and end the dysfunction Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to end the outsized and undue influence of lobbyists on Members of Congress. The Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act prohibits members of Congress and candidates from soliciting campaign contributions from lobbyists while Congress is in session and bars lobbyists from bundling large contributions.