Bennet Welcomes Proposal to Reform Wildfire Funding

Shift responds to Bennet priorities, including smarter budgetary approach to firefighting, allowing more resources for mitigation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, welcomed today’s announcement by the White House that its annual budget request to Congress would include a significant change in how the government pays to fight wildfires. The request is modeled afte...
Internships Available in Colorado and Washington, DC Offices DC Deadline is March 15 Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students for his Washington, DC and Colorado offices. In Colorado, internships are available year-round in the...

Bennet Visits Greeley to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Latest in series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

Today, Senator Michael Bennet held a meeting at the Colorado Corn Growers Association to celebrate the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on the next priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sena...

Bennet Visits Delta to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Part of larger series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

Today, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the Delta County Courthouse to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on the next priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senato...

Bennet Visits Hayden to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Part of larger series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

Today, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the Haven Community Center in Hayden to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on the next priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committe...

Bennet Visits Alamosa to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Part of larger series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

Today, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District Office in Alamosa to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on the next priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced its plans to have the Livestock Disaster Programs reauthorized in the recently-passed Farm Bill available for sign up in 60 days. The announcement comes after Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Farm Bill conference comm...

Windsor Fire Department Wins $330,000 Grant

Competitive federal grant will support hiring, training

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the Windsor Fire Department has won a $330,000 competitive grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The program is designed to help fire departments increase or maintain the number of trained firefighters. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following today’s announcement by the Fish and Wildlife Service that it would extend by six weeks its final decision on its proposal to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. “It’s encouraging to hear that the Fish and W...
Following on the heels of a bipartisan letter signed by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with 25 other Senators, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has invoked its emergency authority under the Interstate Commerce Act to help alleviate an acute propane shortage in the Midwest and Northeast. The Commission&...