Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision today to award the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport a competitive $7.2 million grant from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to rehabilitate and repave the main runway of the airport. Over the past several year...
TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:40AM, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will continue his statewide innovation tour tomorrow with a visit to Mountain Racing Products in Grand Junction. Mountain Racing Products holds a number of patents on everything from bike seat-posts to chain guides. WHO: U.S. Senator Michael Benne...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today welcomed the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) announcement that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive a $1,656,401 grant to help restore the Great Western Railway that was devastated by severe flooding last September. Both Senator Benn...

Bennet, Udall Lead Effort to Provide Tax Relief for Colorado Disaster Victims

Legislation Would Provide Common-Sense Deductions, Credits for Victims of Recent Flood, Black Forest Fire, Waldo Canyon Fire, High Park Fire

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall pressed their colleagues to quickly take up legislation they and several of their colleagues introduced today to provide common-sense tax relief for disaster victims in Colorado. The National Disaster Tax Relief Act would help the victims of the September 2013 flood, 2013's Black Forest F...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after a minority of senators blocked further consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Bennet is a cosponsor of the bill that would strengthen tools for women to negotiate fair wages and establish protections for women who file complaints of gender-based pay disc...

Bennet Reminds Coloradans that Livestock Disaster Assistance Sign-Up Starts Next Week

Disaster Programs Reauthorized by Bennet-Backed Farm Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is reminding Colorado’s farmers and ranchers that beginning next Tuesday, April 15, they can sign up for livestock disaster assistance. Livestock disaster programs are a key part of the recently-passed Farm Bill to help ranchers incurring loss...

USDA Designates Eight Colorado Counties as Drought Disaster Areas

Designations Make Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued contiguous disaster designations for eight Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions. The designations mean farmers and ranchers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency. “Despite above-average snow...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his Senate colleagues to take up and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help close the pay gap between women and men working the same jobs. Today marks Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the pr...