The bipartisan bill would add Ebola to FDA's priority review "voucher" program, a program at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to encourage the development of new drugs for neglected tropical diseases. Currently Ebola is not listed as a qualifying tropical disease.
Supports National Disaster Tax Relief Act to Help Farmers, Ranchers Rebuild Vital Infrastructure
Nov 19, 2014
Longmont resident Sean Cronin testified before the Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight's hearing entitled "Tax Relief after Disaster: How Individuals, Small Businesses, and Communities Recover."
Bipartisan Bennet Amendment will Better Coordinate Funding Streams
Nov 17, 2014
A provision sponsored by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Republican Senator Johnny Isakson to promote a more coordinated system of early learning and care programs is on its way to the President's desk as a part of the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to introduce a bill to speed the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola.
The settlement, worked out by conservationists, the energy industry and community stakeholders, offers "a unique opportunity" to allow for responsible development of the plateau's natural resources and protection of sensitive wildlife habitat.
USDA Launches Program Following Request from Bennet, Udall
Oct 21, 2014
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today welcomed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will implement a new Farm Bill initiative aimed at helping farmers and ranchers affected by severe weather, including drought.