Western Senators Urge USDA to Partner with Timber Industry to Reduce Wildfire Risks, Strengthen Forest Health

Senators Ask Agency to Let Private Sector Create Jobs, Improve Fire Safety

A bipartisan and bicameral group of western lawmakers pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas, create jobs and improve community safety throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo....

Colorado Congressional Delegation Welcomes Additional FEMA Assistance for Flood Recovery Efforts

Delegation Supported Governor's Request for Assistance in Additional Counties

The Colorado Congressional delegation today welcomed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to add several counties to those eligible for individual and public assistance for flood recovery efforts. The announcement follows Governor Hickenlooper’s request to FEMA, which was supported by the entire de...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today launched a statewide “Coloradans Don’t Shut Down” tour with a stop at Adams Mountain Café in Manitou Springs, where he bussed tables alongside the wait staff. Bennet is traveling the state and joining Coloradans in a variety of everyday jobs to highlight the stark ...

Colorado Congressional Delegation, Governor Mark Access to New Emergency Transportation Funding

Last Week's Senate Bill Ending Government Shutdown Paves Way for Additional Flood Relief Funding

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, Congressmen Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis, and Cory Gardner, Governor John Hickenlooper, and local officials gathered today in Coal Creek Canyon to highlight the emergency transportation funding newly available to help rebuild and repair roads, bridges, and highways damaged in rece...
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, as well as Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) called on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Jo White to quickly issue rules governing crowdfundin...

Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges FEMA to Make Flood Assistance Available to More Counties, Extend Application Deadlines

Supports Governor Hickenlooper's Request for Expanded Individual and Public Assistance

The Colorado Congressional delegation today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Governor Hickenlooper’s request to add several counties to those eligible for individual and public assistance to recover from last month’s historic floods and to extend the registration and application deadlines....

Bennet Applauds Forest Service Action to Restart Timber and Stewardship Contracts

Essential forestry functions were suspended by shutdown, decision comes on heels of Bennet letter

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the Forest Service's decision today to reinstate timber sales and stewardship contracts on national forest lands following the reopening of the federal government. The decision comes on the heels of a letter Bennet sent to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today urging the immediate rei...

Bennet Statement on Senate Vote to Reopen Government, Avoid Default

Bill Includes Senate Measure to Allow Colorado Access to Additional Emergency Transportation Funding, Above Current $100 Million Cap

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement today on the Senate’s agreement to reopen the federal government and raise the debt-ceiling in order to avoid default. The measure includes a bill to raise a cap on the amount of emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to repair the state's flood-...