First Small Hydro Project in Colorado Moves Forward Thanks to Regulatory Efficiency Act

Bennet Bill Cuts Red Tape in Federal Permitting Process for Silverton Project

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the Silverton-based San Juan County Historical Society's small hydro project would be allowed to move forward without undergoing the burdensome and expensive federal permitting process thanks to the Hydropower Regulator Efficiency Act. The bill, which Bennet cosponsored, cut...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is warning Veterans attempting to reach the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) about a marketing scam. A marketing company has purchased two toll-free numbers almost identical to the VBA toll-free numbers to trick Veterans who have mistakenly dialed the wrong number into providing credit c...

Bennet: Hermosa Creek Represents Best of Colorado, Deserves Balanced Management Plan

Bennet Testifies in Support of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect Hermosa Creek Watershed

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining in support of his bipartisan bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act would es...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is reminding Coloradans of approaching deadlines to apply for flood relief. Yesterday, FEMA announced that the deadline to apply for Individual Assistance and Small Business Administration loans has been extended to December 1. The deadline to file flood claims with the National Flood Insuranc...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today led a bipartisan group of senators in introducing an amendment to help reduce waste and government inefficiency by consolidating the total number of federal data centers and making those data centers more efficient. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was introduced wi...
The Interior Department announced today that it ultimately disbursed over $14 billion in FY 2013 revenues from mineral leasing on public lands and waters to state, local and tribal governments – including $130 million to Colorado. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called on the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill to ensure t...

Senate Education Committee Members Announce Task Force to Review Higher Ed Regulations and Reporting Requirements

Task force of higher ed officials and experts will identify ways to reduce and streamline confusing or costly regulations

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senate education committee Ranking Member Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and members Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) today to announce the formation of a task force to examine burdens on institutions of higher education. The Task Force on Government Regulation of ...

Senate Passes Most Comprehensive Drug Safety Bill in 25 Years

Drug Quality and Security Act Now Heads to President's Desk

Today the Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill that represents the most comprehensive effort to establish safeguards for the drug distribution supply chain in the last quarter-century. The Drug Quality and Security Act would track all prescription drugs from the time they are manufactured to the moment they are picked up at t...