Bennet Visits Hayden to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Part of larger series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

Today, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the Haven Community Center in Hayden to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on the next priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committe...

Bennet Visits Alamosa to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Part of larger series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

Today, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District Office in Alamosa to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on the next priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced its plans to have the Livestock Disaster Programs reauthorized in the recently-passed Farm Bill available for sign up in 60 days. The announcement comes after Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Farm Bill conference comm...

Windsor Fire Department Wins $330,000 Grant

Competitive federal grant will support hiring, training

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the Windsor Fire Department has won a $330,000 competitive grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The program is designed to help fire departments increase or maintain the number of trained firefighters. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following today’s announcement by the Fish and Wildlife Service that it would extend by six weeks its final decision on its proposal to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. “It’s encouraging to hear that the Fish and W...
Following on the heels of a bipartisan letter signed by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with 25 other Senators, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has invoked its emergency authority under the Interstate Commerce Act to help alleviate an acute propane shortage in the Midwest and Northeast. The Commission&...

Bennet, Heller Introduce Bill to Accelerate Solar Energy Development

Bipartisan Bill Extends Tax Incentives to Solar Projects under Construction Before Deadline

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Dean Heller (R-NV) today introduced a bipartisan bill to help more solar companies benefit from the tax advantages of investing in solar projects. The proposal would allow firms to qualify for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects that are under construction before the credit&rsq...

Jamestown Post Office Scheduled to Reopen Saturday

Bennet Urged USPS to Move Quickly to Reopen Post Office, which was Severely Damaged in Last Year's Catastrophic Flooding

In an important step forward for recovery efforts in Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the post office in Jamestown is set to reopen this Saturday, providing much-needed relief to residents that have been without mail service since September’s devastating floods. Upon hearing from city leaders the i...

Pueblo Fire Department Wins $1 Million Grant

Competitive federal grant will support hiring, training

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the Pueblo Fire Department has won a $1 million competitive grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The program is designed to help fire departments increase or maintain the number of trained firefighters. ...

Bennet, Udall, DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis Press USDA to Urgently Confront Flood Recovery, Support Mitigation Efforts in National Forests

Unaddressed Flood Damage Could Exacerbate Effects of Wildfires, Mudslide, Spring Flooding

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, and Jared Polis pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service today to quickly help Colorado prevent future disasters in areas already affected by historic flooding. The lawmakers pushed for immediate repairs to w...