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...

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...