Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are urging the leadership of several Senate committees to ensure that they prioritize federal resources for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. These resources are critical to Colorado counties that use the funding to provide services, such as police, fire protection, em...

Bennet, Udall Welcome $62.8 Million from HUD for Flood Recovery Efforts

Senators Led Delegation Request for CDBG Funds to Help Coloradans Rebuild Following Historic Floods

Following a tour of flood damage and the ongoing recovery efforts in Lyons today with Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Governor John Hickenlooper, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan announced that Colorado will receive $62.8 million from the Department’s Community Development Bloc...

Bennet Applauds Creation of USDA Energy Efficiency Loan Program

Program Builds on Bennet-Backed Measure in Congress

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take new steps to save consumers money on their energy bills in partnership with rural electric cooperatives. USDA will provide up to $250 million to rural electric cooperati...

Bennet Talks Train Horns with Northern Colorado Officials

FRA Recently Announced It Would Reassess Its Train Horn Rules

They rival the noise of jackhammers (~100 decibels), rock concerts (~110 decibels), and jet planes (~100 decibels). Train horns can reach noise levels of up to 110 decibels, and today Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet heard from local officials and small business owners from several northern Colorado communities about the effe...

Bennet Bill to Reduce Premature Births Becomes Law

Bipartisan PREEMIE Act Expands Research, Education, and Intervention Activities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the President’s signature on his bipartisan bill to reduce infant deaths and disabilities by expanding research, education, and intervention activities related to preterm birth. Bennet sponsored the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the rankin...

President Signs Bennet's Landmark Bill to Secure Drug Supply

Drug Quality and Security Act includes Track-and-Trace Bill, Compounding Pharmacy Oversight

President Barack Obama today signed into a law a bipartisan, bicameral bill co-authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to establish new safeguards for the drug distribution supply chain. The changes represent the most comprehensive efforts to secure the drug supply chain in 25 years. The Drug Quality and Security Act would...

Bennet, Udall Request Emergency Funding for Flood Recovery, Wildfire Mitigation

Senators Urge Appropriations Committee to Include Resources in FY 2014 Appropriations Bills

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today are urging Senate Appropriators to provide emergency funding to support Colorado’s continuing recovery efforts in the aftermath of September’s destructive floods. The senators also requested additional resources for wildfire mitigation that would help avoid gre...

Bennet, Udall Applaud Flood Recovery Funding to Restore Damaged Watersheds

Senators Led Delegation Request for Quick Release of Funding

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today welcomed the release of $11.7 million from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program to help restore watersheds damaged by September’s devastating floods. The funding will help cover 75 percent of the costs ...