Bennet, Udall, Tipton Join Governor, Pueblo Leaders Urging EPA to Assist in Smelter Cleanup

Lawmakers request Superfund designation to remove lead and arsenic contamination

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include the Colorado Smelting Company site in Pueblo in the EPA’s Superfund program. The EPA Superfund program was established to clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites. Governo...

Senators Urge Further Clarity and Transparency from FDA on Medical Mobile Apps

Bipartisan group seeks regulatory certainty to ensure consumer access and continued innovation

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the FDA to provide further clarity and transparency in its policy regarding medical mobile apps. Senators Michael Bennet, Orrin Hatch, Tom Harkin, Lamar Alexander, Mark Warner, and Richard Burr urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to further clarify rules for medical software appli...

Bennet Visits Cortez to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Latest in series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

This afternoon, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the Dolores Water Conservancy District to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on future priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the Senate Agriculture ...

Bennet, Udall, Hickenlooper Announce $199 Million in HUD Funds to Help Colorado Recover from 2013 Flood

Disaster Recovery Grant Builds on $63 Million Bennet, Colorado Delegation Secured for Colorado Last December

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Gov. John Hickenlooper today to announce Colorado will receive an additional $199.3 million to help communities recover from the September 2013 flood. The recovery funds, provided through HUD's Community Development Blo...

Senate Unanimously Passes Bennet-Ayotte Bill to Award Israeli President Shimon Peres with Congressional Gold Medal

Measure Honors Peres' Role in 'Forging the Strong and Unbreakable Bond between the United States and Israel'

The Senate on Thursday evening passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to award Israeli President Shimon Peres with a Congressional Gold Medal. The bill passed the Senate unanimously and now awaits passage by the House of Representatives. If the bill is enacted, Pre...

Bennet Joins Undersecretary Bonnie, NRCS, Water Officials for Snowpack Measurements on Berthoud Pass

Snowpack Measurements crucial for determining western water supply

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, snow surveyors from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local water managers to do a manual reading of the state’s snowpack. The group also visited the site of an automatic SNOTEL measurement...

Senate Passes Bill to Improve Child Care for Colorado Families

Includes Bennet-Authored Amendments to Better Coordinate Funding Streams, Improve Access to Child Care

The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan bill that improves access to child care and places a greater emphasis on the quality of child care programs for working families. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act passed 97-1 and includes two bipartisan amendments introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. ...