Bennet Welcomes USDA Announcement of Climate Hubs

Fort Collins selected as one of seven national hubs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Natural Resources, issued the following statement praising the USDA’s announcement today that it would be locating one of its seven regional “climate hubs” in Colorado. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined fellow co-chairs of the Senate Olympic and Paralympic Caucus to introduce a resolution in support of Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. “As the home of the U.S. Olympic Committee as well as many Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Colorado...

Five-Year Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

Bipartisan bill includes Bennet-led provisions on forest health, conservation, PILT

In a bipartisan 68-32 vote this afternoon, the Senate passed a full, five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill. The bill, which provides Colorado’s farmers and ranchers with much-needed certainty and predictability, cuts red tape by consolidating and streamlining dozens of programs and ultimately reduces the deficit by $...

Colorado, Washington Senators Bet Local Goods on Broncos v. Seahawks Super Bowl Matchup

Wagers Highlight Job-Creating, Tourism-Driving Products of Colorado, Washington

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) wagered locally produced and job-creating products from the Centennial State and the Evergreen State on the outcome of Super Bowl XLVIII. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will face off on Sunday, Feb. 2, at M...

Bennet Welcomes House GOP's Unveiling of Immigration Principles

Urges Speaker to Consider Bipartisan Senate Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement on the principles unveiled this afternoon by House Republicans for legislation to fix our broken immigration system. “People in Colorado and across the country agree that our immigration system is antiquated and outdated. There are few steps Congress...

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 ...