HUD Approves Waiver Allowing Disaster Recovery Funds to Boost Economy through Tourism Projects

Resources will promote tourism to boost local economies damaged by flooding

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved Colorado’s request to use up to $500,000 in HUD disaster recovery funds to advertise, promote and support efforts to increase tourism in the areas of the state hit hardest by the fl...

Bennet: Colorado is Feeling the Effect of Climate Change_June

Welcomes President's Action to Curb Emissions

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Administration’s release of a draft rule to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. “I support the President’s action to curb dangerous carbon pollution, because Colorado is already experiencing the negative effects of a changing climate. The constant t...

Bennet Joins Mercury Payment Systems for Opening of New Durango Headquarters

Mercury Village Built for Growth in Southwest Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited Mercury Payment Systems in Durango to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters, Mercury Village. Founded in 2001, Mercury Payment Systems has grown to 450 employees in Durango, becoming one of the largest employers in La Plata County. It has an additional 200 employees in De...

Denver Satellite Office to Open June 30

Bennet coordinated effort to bring satellite office to Colorado

Washington, DC – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that its permanent satellite office in Denver will officially open on June 30, 2014. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet coordinated the state’s bipartisan effort to bring the satellite office to Colorado. This included securing an amendmen...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement following the resignation of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki: “Secretary Shinseki and his military service and sacrifice to his country have been extraordinary. His willingness to step down to avoid being a distraction in...

Bennet's GAO Bill Included in NDAA

Bill instructs GAO to explore military discharges

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s bill to learn more about mental health issues in the military and their connection to certain types of discharges was included yesterday in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014, which was passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Some members of our Colorad...