Bennet, Udall, Perlmutter, Polis Press U.S. Labor Department to Quickly Approve Newly Eligible Rocky Flats Workers for Federal Aid

New 'Special Exposure Cohort' Became Eligible for Federal Benefits, Health Care Assistance in Early January

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressmen Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis pressed the U.S. Labor Department to quickly process the claims of Rocky Flats workers aided by a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' decision. The Department of Health and Human Services' decision, announced in mid-December, ...

Bennet, West Slope Leaders Urge Washington to Restore PILT

Bennet fighting for PILT in Farm Bill as member of conference committee

When an accident happens on federal land, county sheriffs and local emergency personnel are often the first ones on the scene. But local governments don’t get reimbursed for the services they provide. And they don’t get property taxes for federal land. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program is designed to offset ...
Bill Creates Infrastructure Bank Using Public-Private Partnership Model Colorado’s Infrastructure Graded a C+ for Condition, Performance Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bipartisan bill with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) aimed to help state and local officials in Colorado repair and rebuild critical infrastru...

Bennet, Blunt Aim to Improve Nation's Infrastructure with Innovative Financing Proposal

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Creates Infrastructure Bank Using Public-Private Partnership Model

The Partnership to Build America Act establishes a $50 billion infrastructure fund that can potentially support hundreds of billions in loan guarantees and financing authority for state and local governments. The fund would finance transportation, energy, communications, water, and education infrastructure projects across the country.

Bennet, Crapo, Udall, Risch Lead Fight to Include PILT Funding in Farm Bill

Bipartisan Coalition Signs Letter to Conference Committee Fighting for Crucial Funding for Colorado Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Mike Crapo, Mark Udall, and Jim Risch are sending a bipartisan letter signed by a coalition of senators to the leadership of the Farm Bill conference committee requesting that funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program be included in the final Farm Bill conference report. PILT prov...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Hoeven (R-ND), and 11 other senators to introduce a bipartisan bill that protects a driver’s personal privacy by making it clear that the owner of a vehicle is also the owner of any information collected by an Event Data Recorder (EDR). An EDR h...

Following Bennet, Udall Pressure, Federal Railroad Administration Helps Commerce City Implement Train-Noise Quiet Zone

Decision Ensures Commerce City Can Move Forward on Adams County's Fifth Quiet Zone, Maintain Public Safety at Crossings

U.S. Senators Michael Benent and Mark Udall welcomed today the Federal Railroad Administration's decision to make a sensible improvement to their train horn rules that will allow Commerce City to finalize a new quiet zone at the 96th Avenue rail crossing. Bennet and Udall pressed the agency in September 2013 to quickly consider and...

Treasury Department Clarifies Treatment of Volunteer First Responders in Health Care Law

Bennet Cosponsored Bill to Clarify Status, Allow Localities to Retain Volunteer First Responders

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed today’s news from the Treasury Department that it will issue proposed regulations along with the Internal Revenue Service that clarifies how volunteer firefighters and first responders are defined in the new health care law. The proposal will make it clear that volunteer emergency...