Bennet Spotlights Colorado's Innovation Economy with Visits to Fort Collins Firms

Business Tour Highlights Need to Fix Tax Code to Help Spur Innovation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today kicked-off his two-day Front Range #COinnovation tour with visits to two firms at the center of Northern Colorado’s innovation economy: Wolf Robotics and Tolmar, Inc. The tour comes a week after a report by the Kauffman Foundation ranked Fort Collins 2nd nationally for high-tech st...

Bennet, Udall Thank National Park Service for Responding to Northwest Colorado Companies' Concerns About New Insurance Requirements

Costlier Insurance Mandate Would Have Driven Outfitters, Concessioners Out of Dinosaur National Monument

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, thanked the National Park Service for responding to Colorado small businesses' concerns and halting the agency's new insurance requirements for outfitters and concessioners who operate in Dinosaur National Monument. The proposed insuran...

USDA Designates Baca and Prowers Counties as Disaster Areas Due to Spring Freeze

Farmers Eligible for Assistance through Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Baca and Prowers counties as contiguous disaster areas due to a freeze that occurred in April and May. The designations make farm operators in these counties eligible for federal assistance from the Farm Service Agency...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) announcement that it is issuing a disaster declaration for Fremont, Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, and Teller counties. The announcement means that the SBA will make low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans av...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed two U.S. Department of Energy reports showcasing record growth across the U.S. wind market – increasing America’s share of clean, renewable energy and supporting thousands of Colorado jobs. In 2012, wind energy became the number one source of new U.S. electricity gen...

Bennet Introduces Legislation Honoring the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Bill will award Congressional Gold Medal to World War II Heros

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet cosponsored a bill to recognize the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders with a Congressional Gold Medal. The Doolittle Raiders flew into history on April 18, 1942 when they completed a top secret, dangerous mission to bomb Tokyo and five other targets on the island of Honshu following the attack on Pearl Ha...

Bennet, Isakson Amendment Will Help Buyers Finance Energy Efficient Homes

Senators Offer the SAVE Act as an Amendment to an Energy Efficiency Bill

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., last week introduced their SAVE Act legislation as an amendment to S.1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. This amendment is a win-win situation for home buyers and home sellers alike. More sellers will want to make home energy efficien...

Bennet Highlights Award-Winning Immigrant Resource Center

Littleton Program Served as Model for Senate Immigration Bill

“So what’s the latest with this immigration bill?” Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet fielded this question, along with many others from immigrants pursuing American citizenship during a visit to the Littleton Immigrant Resource Center (LIRC) earlier this morning. The immigrants, who hailed from across the glo...
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would ensure farmers and ranchers have access to modern and safe water infrastructure. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced The Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2013 on Thursday. Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) is leading companion l...