Bennet, Udall Press Federal Railroad Administration to Work with Commerce City to Implement Train-Noise Quiet Zone

Colorado's U.S. Senators Have Urged FRA to Be More Flexible, Work with Cities to Make Quiet-Zone Rules Less Burdensome

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall pressed the Federal Railroad Administration in a letter today to work with Commerce City and swiftly review the city's application to establish a new railroad crossing quiet zone. The new quiet zone, located on 96th Avenue, would be the fifth for the Adams County community and would impro...

Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help End Childhood Cancer

Bill Expands Research, Improves Cancer Surveillance, Helps Identify Barriers to Cancer Drug Development

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has cosponsored a bipartisan bill to expand childhood cancer research, improve cancer surveillance, and identify barriers to childhood cancer drug development. The Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act, named in honor of former Congresswoman Deborah Pryce’s d...

Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges Appropriators to Lift Cap for Transportation Flood Recovery Funds

CDOT Initial Damage Assessment Exceeds Transportation Funding Cap for Emergencies

The Colorado Congressional delegation today urged the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to make crucial resources available to help Colorado recover from the recent historic floods by lifting the cap on funds that can be used for infrastructure-related expenses. While state and federal officials continue to assess the da...

Bennet, Coburn Amendment Reduces Government Waste by Consolidating IT Infrastructure

Amendment to Energy Efficiency Bill Could Save Up to $3 Billion

The federal government is not on pace to reduce the number of federal data centers from 3,000 to fewer than 2,000 by 2015, a goal set by a consolidation effort aimed to reduce government waste and save roughly $3 billion in taxpayer dollars. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) are pushing a bipartisan proposal to h...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Swift Release of $30 Million in Emergency Transportation Funds for Flood Recovery

Colorado Senators Pledge to Keep Pressing for Swift Release of Additional Aid, Recovery Funds

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision today to release $30 million in disaster assistance funds to jumpstart road, highway, bridge and transit repairs following the massive flooding along the Front Range and in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The funds, issued th...

Bennet, Udall Welcome U.S. Department of Transportation's Release of $5 Million for Emergency Road Repair Related to Flooding

Funds Will Help Colorado Agencies Repair Roads, Highways in Immediate Wake of Flooding

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, who have worked to support Colorado communities grappling with major flooding along the Front Range, welcomed the news today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to send the state $5 million in emergency funds. The $5 million will be used to make immediate emergency repairs t...

Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges President to Approve Emergency Declaration for Colorado Floods

Would Make Assistance Available for Response and Recovery Efforts

The Colorado Congressional delegation sent a letter today to President Obama asking him to approve a request for an emergency declaration due to severe flooding across Colorado. If approved, the declaration would make crucial assistance available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for response and search and rescu...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Today, my family and I join Coloradans and Americans across the country to remember the thousands of lives that were lost in the September 11th terrorist attacks. Those attacks changed our c...

Eight Colorado Counties Eligible for Disaster Assistance Due to Spring Freeze

USDA Disaster Designation Makes Farmers Eligible for Assistance through Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has designated Delta, Mesa, and Montrose counties as Primary Disaster areas due to losses suffered from frosts and freezes in April and May of this year. Additionally, Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin, and San Miguel counties were...