Bennet's Forest Health Measures Included in Farm Bill, House Passes Conference Report

Bill Includes Bennet-Introduced Measures to Streamline Forest Insect and Disease Treatments, Reauthorize Stewardship Contracting, Expand Good Neighbor Forestry Agreements

The Farm Bill conference report unveiled this week includes three measures previously introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to improve forest health. Bennet, a member of the conference committee that negotiated the final bill, worked with conferees to maintain the measures from the Senate-passed bill. The conference ...

Bennet, Udall Praise Inclusion of Air Tankers in Farm Bill

Amendment Sponsored by Bennet, Udall Helps Forest Service Combat Wildfires

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today praised the inclusion of a provision in the Farm Bill conference report that allows the Forest Service to lease up to five new modern large air tankers to combat wildfires. The language is identical to an amendment cosponsored by Bennet and Udall during the Senate’s c...

Colorado Wins $5 Million School Improvement Grant

Funds will be Used to Turn Around Low-Performing Schools

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that Colorado is one of seven states to win a competitive School Improvement Grant (SIG). The state will use the $5,024,226 grant to turn around low-achieving schools. SIGs are awarded to State Educational Agencies (SEA) that then turn them into competitive subgrants for school distr...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Bennet was joined tonight by Vietnam veteran Wayne Telford of Grand Junction. Wayne has worked to raise awareness about the warning signs and high rate of suicide among Veterans ever since his ...
Bennet Serves on Farm Bill Conference Committee Udall, Bennet Led Bipartisan Effort to Restore Program Vital to Colorado Counties Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall heralded the inclusion of an extension of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in the Farm Bill conference report. Bennet, a member of th...
Maintains Measures to Improve Rural Energy Efficiency, Crop Insurance, Focus on Water Quantity Includes Bennet Provisions for Forest Health, Improved Conservation Programs, and Farm Animal Research Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a majority of his colleagues on the Farm Bill conference committee to sign the co...

Bennet, Udall, Lamborn Herald Land Deal Clearing Way for New Veterans Cemetery They Championed for Southern Colorado

Land Deal the Result of Years of Work with Veterans, Local Communities; El Paso County-Based Cemetery Will Serve 95,000 Veterans

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), strong advocates for Colorado's veterans and their families, welcomed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' announcement today that it has secured land in El Paso County to build a new national veterans cemetery for southern Colo...

Grand Junction Veteran to be Bennet's Guest for State of the Union

Telford working to raise awareness about the warning signs of Veteran suicide

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that Vietnam veteran Wayne Telford, of Grand Junction, will be his guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. next Tuesday. Wayne has worked to raise awareness about the warning signs and high rate of suicide amo...

Bennet, Udall, Perlmutter, Polis Press U.S. Labor Department to Quickly Approve Newly Eligible Rocky Flats Workers for Federal Aid

New 'Special Exposure Cohort' Became Eligible for Federal Benefits, Health Care Assistance in Early January

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressmen Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis pressed the U.S. Labor Department to quickly process the claims of Rocky Flats workers aided by a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' decision. The Department of Health and Human Services' decision, announced in mid-December, ...

Bennet, West Slope Leaders Urge Washington to Restore PILT

Bennet fighting for PILT in Farm Bill as member of conference committee

When an accident happens on federal land, county sheriffs and local emergency personnel are often the first ones on the scene. But local governments don’t get reimbursed for the services they provide. And they don’t get property taxes for federal land. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program is designed to offset ...