Bennet Serves on Farm Bill Conference Committee Udall, Bennet Led Bipartisan Effort to Restore Program Vital to Colorado Counties Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall heralded the inclusion of an extension of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in the Farm Bill conference report. Bennet, a member of th...

Bennet, Udall, Lamborn Herald Land Deal Clearing Way for New Veterans Cemetery They Championed for Southern Colorado

Land Deal the Result of Years of Work with Veterans, Local Communities; El Paso County-Based Cemetery Will Serve 95,000 Veterans

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), strong advocates for Colorado's veterans and their families, welcomed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' announcement today that it has secured land in El Paso County to build a new national veterans cemetery for southern Colo...

Grand Junction Veteran to be Bennet's Guest for State of the Union

Telford working to raise awareness about the warning signs of Veteran suicide

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that Vietnam veteran Wayne Telford, of Grand Junction, will be his guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. next Tuesday. Wayne has worked to raise awareness about the warning signs and high rate of suicide amo...

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...