Urge Appropriations Committee to prioritize FEMA funding for wildfire mitigation efforts Study finds Small Share of Funds Target Mitigation Despite High Return on Investment U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Congress to support more resources for wildfire mitigation efforts. Bennet and Crap...

Bennet Joins Colleagues Urging Swift Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Decision

Vast number of statutes, regulations affect 1,100 federal rights now enjoyed by legally married, same-sex couples

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 38 other senators today in sending a letter to President Obama calling on his administration to “swiftly and comprehensively” implement the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The senators wrote: “We understand that your Admin...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement on the passage of the House of Representatives’ version of the Farm Bill in a narrow party line 216-208 vote. “Any action by the House is better than no action at all. But the version it passed today falls far short of meeting the needs of Color...

Bennet Helps Advance Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Bill Garners Bipartisan Support in Senate HELP Committee

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a bipartisan group of senators on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination (ENDA) Act, which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill was reported out of Commi...

Bennet Family Hits the Rapids through Lodore Canyon

Bennet, Diverse Group of Stakeholders Mirror Historic Rafting Trip, Discuss Public Lands

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and his family took a two day rafting trip on the Green River through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument as part of their family’s Fourth of July week trip through the Western Slope. Bennet and his family were joined on the river by a diverse group of stakeholders who took the opp...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement in recognition of Independence Day today: "Every 4th of July we celebrate the values and traditions that make America extraordinary. Independence Day is a powerful reminder that we are all one nation with a shared belief in the strength of our democracy. As man...

Drought Conditions Bring USDA Disaster Declarations for 38 Colorado Counties

Producers Eligible for Assistance from Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 38 Colorado counties suffering from severe losses due to drought as natural disaster areas. The designations mean that farmers and ranchers in these counties are eligible for additional Farm Service Agency assistance. ...