U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service Partnering with American Forest Foundation
Jun 28, 2016
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced a public-private partnership with the American Forest Foundation (AFF) to invest $5 million to address wildfire risks across the country, including the Upper South Platte Watershed in Colorado.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's deadlocked decision in United States v. Texas - the legal case that currently blocks implementation of the President's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs:
Bennet Urged Agriculture, Interior Secretaries to Coordinate Conservation Programs and Crafted Conservation Title in 2014 Farm Bill Helping Fund Projects
Jun 23, 2016
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the joint announcement by the Agriculture and Interior Departments that the agencies will coordinate to invest more than $47 million to help water districts and growers to better conserve water resources while improving efficiency of agricultural operations in the Colorado River Basin and across the West.
Bipartisan FAST Act Simplifies Financial Aid Application, Helps Families Understand Options to Pay for College
Jun 22, 2016
Following the conclusion of many high school and college graduations in Colorado and across the country, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling on Congress to pass provisions in the bipartisan FAST Act to help students better understand their financial options to attend college.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following the Senate's votes on four gun-related amendments, all of which failed to garner the 60 votes needed for further consideration.
Supports Long-Term Monitoring of Animas River, Calls for Reimbursements for Costs Incurred by States and Tribes - Calls for Improvements to Overall Bill
Jun 17, 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the Interior Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 with provisions secured by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in support of the recovery efforts following the Gold King Mine spill in southwest Colorado.
Working toward Quick Senate Passage following Key House Committee Vote
Jun 17, 2016
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce a bill that would allow small businesses to resume helping their employees buy individual health insurance.