As Local News Organizations Struggle to Stay Afloat, Bennet, Schatz, Klobuchar Introduce New Legislation to Bolster Local Journalism

Local News Provides a Vital Public Service by Covering Stories That Matter to Communities, Holding Local Governments Accountable

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to support the struggling local news industry. Local news organizations play a vital role in American democracy, reporting on stories that matter to communities and serving as a watchdog for municipal governments.

Bennet Announces USDA Rural Development Grant, Loan for Estes Park

Funding Will Improve and Expand Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved a $2,369,000 grant and a $7,675,000 loan for the Town of Estes Park, Colorado to improve and expand the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant (GCWTP).

Bennet, Collins Introduce Legislation to Significantly Expand Opioid and Substance Use Training Nationwide for Providers

Bipartisan Bill Would Standardize Opioid Addiction Treatment and Training for Health Care Providers

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, common-sense legislation that would require physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers to complete an opioid and substance use training to ensure that prescribers of controlled medication, like opioids, have foundational knowledge of addiction prevention, treatment, and management.