Bennet, Senators to Zinke: Halt Bears Ears & Grand Staircase Management Plans Until Courts Speak

Interior is rushing into management plans based on proclamations that are likely to be overturned in court

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with a group of 16 senators, today called on U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to halt the development of management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments until legal challenges related to President Trump’s illegal attempt to shrink these monuments have been resolved.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week cosponsored the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances.

Bennet Introduces Protections for San Juan Mountains

San Miguel County Commissioner Joins Bennet in Washington to Introduce Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, joined by San Miguel County Commissioner Hilary Cooper, today introduced the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act to protect approximately 61,000 acres of land located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado.

Bennet Leads 170 Members of Congress in Resolution Calling for Pruitt’s Resignation

Cosponsored by 131 representatives and 39 senators—the most senators ever to sign onto a resolution formally calling for a cabinet official’s resignation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tom Carper (D-DE), today led a group of 170 members of Congress in introducing companion resolutions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to formally call on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with a group of 21 senators, today called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to restart the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) after it was reported last week that the Department was temporarily suspending the Program.