Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following his vote to avoid a government shutdown and support the Senate’s Continuing Resolution to keep the government running after September 30. “There is no way that any Mayor or any City Council in Colorado would show up for work and say we mig...
Twenty-two vets commit suicide daily; Bennet-commissioned report aims to address issue September is Suicide Prevention Month U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recognized Suicide Prevention Month today by urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with him to address the staggering number of suicides committed by veterans...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee senators to announce that they have reached an agreement with health policy leaders in the House of Representatives on a bill to track all prescription drugs from the point they are manufactured to the dr...

Senate Passes Bennet-Alexander Bill to Reduce Premature Births

PREEMIE Reauthorization Act will help reduce infant deaths and disabilities through increased research and prevention of premature births

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised the Senate passage and urged swift House action on their bill to reduce infant deaths and disabilities by expanding research, education, and intervention activities...

Colorado Delegation Requests HUD to Expedite Flood Recovery Assistance

CDBG Funds Would Supplement Other Available Assistance

The Colorado Congressional delegation today urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expedite assistance for rebuilding efforts after the recent floods that devastated communities along Colorado’s Front Range. The lawmakers wrote to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to make disaster recovery fu...

Bennet, Udall Urge Defense Secretary to Keep National Guard on the Job for Flood Recovery Efforts

Guardsmen Prevented from Assisting Due to Potential Government Shutdown

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to ensure active duty National Guardsmen would be allowed to continue to assist Colorado communities rebuilding from the devastating floods in the event of a government shutdown next week. The senators requested that Secretary Hagel desi...
Today, Senator Michael Bennet met with Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) CEO Jerry Forte to congratulate him and his company on being honored with the 2013 Employer Support Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The meeting was in advance of tomorrow’s formal national ceremony honoring CSU and the other 14 firms ...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Deficit-Neutral Bill to Eliminate Cap on Emergency Road Funding for Colorado in Wake of Devastating Flooding

Legislation Will Allow Colorado Department of Transportation to Quickly Repair Roads, Highways, Bridges Hobbled by Flood Waters

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced deficit-neutral legislation today to remove a problematic cap that limits the emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to rebuild the state's battered roads, bridges and highways in the wake of the recent flooding. The bill, the Deficit Neutral Infrastructure Disaster...

Bennet Announces $684,000 in USDA Grants for Colorado

Colorado Department of Agriculture Wins Awards for 11 Projects Statewide

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the Colorado Department of Agriculture has been awarded $684,488.50 in competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support eleven specialty crop projects across the state. The grants, which come from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBG), wil...