Beetle-Kill Trees to Dollar Bills: Bennet Welcomes USDA Research Grant

Research - led by CSU using technology from a CO company - will explore ways to convert beetle-kill trees into renewable energy

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will invest $10 million for research into converting beetle-kill trees in the Rockies into renewable energy. The research will be led by Colorado State University and will include technology developed by Cool Planet Energy Systems, a renewable energy company based...

Bennet Holds Senate Hearing to Highlight Need for Wildfire Mitigation Resources

Colorado Witnesses Share Experiences with Recent Wildfires, Mitigation Efforts

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources, today chaired a hearing on the connection between Washington’s shortsighted budgets and an increased risk for more frequent and larger wildfires across the country. Bennet used the hearing to focus...

El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark Advocates for Wildfire Mitigation Resources at Bennet-Chaired Committee Hearing

Clark Invokes Waldo Canyon Fire Experiences to Urge Additional Investment in Forest Service Mitigation Efforts

Today, Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner and Second Vice President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, chaired by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, on the tragic effects of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires ...

Wolf Creek Ski Area's Davey Pitcher Advocates for Wildfire Mitigation Resources at Bennet-Chaired Committee Hearing

"A proactive approach to fuel reduction is a far better use of funds,"? CEO says

Today, Davey Pitcher, President and CEO of Wolf Creek Ski Area, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, chaired by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, on the damage that the West Fork Complex Fire inflicted on southwest Colorado and ways to reduce the risk and severity of su...

Bennet, Burr, Hatch Applaud First FDA Approval of Breakthrough Therapy Drug

Senators Authored 'Breakthrough' Provision in 2012 FDA Reform Law

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) welcomed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) first approval of a cancer-fighting drug that had been granted a breakthrough therapy designation, thanks to a provision that the Senators successfully included in last year’s FDA Safet...

Bennet, Senate Move Forward on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Bennet Urges Passage of Bill to Prevent Discrimination against Gay and Lesbian Community in the Workplace

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was part of a group of 61 Senators today who voted in favor of beginning debate in the Senate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Today's vote clears a key procedural hurdle for the bill, which would make it illegal to hire or fire a person based on their sexual orientation. Unde...
Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill to help reduce government inefficiency by consolidating the total number of federal data centers, and making those data centers more efficient. Because federal agencies have been slow to act on consolidation initiatives, the bill sets hard...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following the announcement that U.S. Highway 36, which was heavily damaged from last month’s floods, will reopen on Monday, November 4, roughly one month ahead of schedule. “This announcement is a symbol of the resiliency and strength of Coloradans. S...