Bennet, Ayotte Introduce Better Buildings Act Amendment

Bipartisan Amendment Aims to Boost Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) late last night filed their bipartisan Better Buildings Act as an amendment to the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S.1392), a bill the Senate began considering yesterday. The amendment encourages tenants of commercial buildings to implement cost-...

Bennet Selected to Serve on Farm Bill Conference Committee

Conference Committee Tasked with Reconciling Differences between Senate- and House-Passed Bills

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named as a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee. Members of the Committee are tasked with reconciling the differences between the Senate- and House-passed bills and producing a final bill that will provide much-needed certainty to Colorado farmers and ranchers. Bennet, a memb...

Bennet Blazes Forward on Pike National Trail Designation

Bennet Testifies in support of Pike National Historic Trail Bill at Senate Committee Hearing

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet testified today in support of his Pike National Historic Trail Study Act at a hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Pike’s Trail runs through significant portions of the state and follows Zebulon Pike's expedition into the American Southwe...

Bennet, Portman Secure Job Training Provision in Workforce Investment Act

Provision Stems from Bipartisan CAREER Act, Pushes Pay-for-Performance Measures for Federal Job Training Programs

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) with a provision written by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. The measure stems from the Care...

President Signs Disaster Designation for Royal Gorge Fire

Disaster Designation Follows Request from Colorado Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Congressional Delegation welcomed the announcement today that President Obama has declared a federal disaster designation for the Royal Gorge fire area to make additional federal assistance available for recovery and mitigation in affected areas. Earlier this month, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and U.S...

Bennet, Flake Introduce Amendment to Combat Wildfires

Provision Would Help Harness Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology to Fight Wildfires

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment late yesterday to create two additional test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that would focus on fighting wildfires, which have devastated forest land throughout the Western United States. “Extreme wildfires have become an all too comm...

Senate Passes Bennet, Udall Plan to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendment Requires Federal Railroad Administration, Colorado Communities to Confer, Produce Report on How to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

In a victory for Colorado communities, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment from Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. The amendment to the Transportation,...

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Senate Action on Bill to Protect Nation's Drug Supply

Senate HELP Committee Releases Updated Bill to Secure Drug Supply Chain from Counterfeiting and Theft

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan coalition of senators on the U.S. Senate committee overseeing health policy today urged Senate action on their bill to protect the nation’s drug supply chain for the nearly 4 billion prescriptions filled annually by establishing a uniform, national prescription drug-tracin...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Train Horn Noise Proposals to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendments Would Require Plan to Improve Train-Noise Rules, Reallocate Funds to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

Citing the concerns of local residents, business owners and leaders throughout the state, Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced measures today to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. ...