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 Washington, DC – The 2013 Farm Bill passed the United States Senate today with several provisions authored by Colorado U.S. ...

Colorado Lawmakers Unite to Protect Pueblo Community

Letter Urges Corps of Engineers to Support Project to Prevent Flooding

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) and Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) sent a letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers in support of a request submitted by the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District to address potential flooding concerns on the Fountain Creek in Pueblo. ...

Emergency Watershed Funds Headed to Colorado

$19 Million to Help High Park and Waldo Canyon Recovery Efforts

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will send more than $19 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Program funds for recovery from one of the worst fire seasons in the state’s history. “Col...

Bennet, Burr Bipartisan Bill Would Level Playing Field for LNG in Vehicles

Proposal Will Equalize Tax Treatment to Put Competing Fuels on Fair Footing

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced a bipartisan bill to put liquefied natural gas (LNG) on equal footing with diesel fuel under the federal highway excise tax. The bill (S.1103) will allow LNG to compete fairly with diesel by taxing LNG on energy output rather than per gallon. LNG is a transpor...

BLM Extends Comment Period for Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

Bennet, Colleagues Requested Extension to Allow for More Feedback

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 60-day extension of the public comment period on its proposed rule for hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking.’ The extension follows a request from Bennet and Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Martin H...

SAVE Act Saves Families Money, Creates New Jobs

Bipartisan bill will help homeowners reap the benefits of investing in energy efficient homes

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act today to establish more practical mortgage lending processes, encourage investments in energy efficient homebuilding and create an estimated 83,000 construction jobs. The Senators plan to file the legi...