Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it has designated 94 national forest areas in 35 states for expedited insect and disease treatments. In Colorado, over 9.6 million acres in the Arapaho-Roosevelt, Grand Mesa, Gunnison, Pike, Rio-Grande, Ro...

Bennet, Udall, Tipton Fight for Farm Bill Resources to Sustain Colorado River Basin

Designation from USDA will provide critical conservation tools

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Mark Udall, and Congressman Scott Tipton are requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designate the Colorado River basin as a Critical Conservation Area (CCA) under the 2014 Farm Bill’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The designation will pro...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has made an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Colorado due to the Red Mountain Pass rockslide that occurred in January. The rockslide completely closed a stretch of U.S. 550 from Ouray to Silverton for a month...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after a minority of Senators used a procedural vote to block the bipartisan tax extenders bill, which includes a two-year extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) he helped secure. “This is yet another example of Was...

Bennet Pushes Bipartisan Bill at Infrastructure Finance Conference

Calls for Investment to Maintain Current Assets, Build New 21st Century Infrastructure

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today discussed the crucial need to repair, improve, and upgrade our infrastructure to help maintain the United States’ competitiveness in the changing global economy at the “America’s Infrastructure Opportunity: Bridging the Financing Gap” conference. “We’r...

As Senate Considers Tax Bill, Bennet Urges Extension of Wind Production Tax Credit

Two-Year Extension Will Support Thousands of Colorado Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged the Senate to support the wind production tax credit (PTC) which is currently up for debate as part of a broader Tax Extenders bill. Bennet included a two-year extension of the wind PTC in the Tax Extenders bill during debate in the Senate Finance Committee. Bennet worked with Rep...
Following a call from Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it will propose adding the Colorado Smelter site in Pueblo to the National Priorities List through the agency’s Superfund program. The members of the delegation ...