Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee and a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, issued the following statement now that the House of Representatives has appointed members to the Farm Bill Conference Committee: “Our state’s producers and rural communities a...

Bennet Welcomes Reopening of Rocky Mountain National Park

Opens Critical Access Route for Estes Park

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed Governor John Hickenlooper’s decision to use state funds to reopen Rocky Mountain National Park. The Park provides a critical access route to Estes Park, but it has been closed since October 1 due to the federal government shutdown. “When floods destroyed miles of ro...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the Administration’s announcement that selected National Parks could reopen where the state is willing to cover personnel and maintenance costs. This announcement paves the way for Colorado to reopen Rocky Mountain National Park, which has suffered from the recent floods. B...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the Department of Defense (DOD) to cover the costs of National Guard Units performing disaster relief and recovery operations in Colorado during the government shutdown. Bennet and a group of Republican and Democratic Senators urged the Secretary of Defense to pick up the cost for the Nat...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Passage of Deficit-Neutral Bill to Eliminate Cap on Emergency Road Funding for Colorado in Wake of Devastating Flooding

Legislation Will Allow Colorado Department of Transportation to Repair Roads, Highways, Bridges Damaged by Recent Flood

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the U.S. Senate passage today of their legislation to remove a cap on the amount of emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to repair the state's battered roads, bridges and highways in the wake of the recent flooding. The bill, the Deficit Neutral Infrastructure Disas...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) announcement that it is waiving certain low-income housing limitations for victims of Colorado’s recent floods. The decision will allow owners and operators of low-income housing facilities to provide temporary emergency housing to ...

Bennet, Udall Request USDA Expedite Flood Assistance

Emphasizes Resources Must Be Deployed, Even if the Government Shuts Down

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today requested the U.S. Department of Agriculture expedite emergency resources to help Colorado communities recover from the recent floods. Federal resources through the USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and the Environmen...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee senators to applaud the House passage of a bill to track all prescription drugs from the point they are manufactured to the drug store and to provide better oversight of compounding pharmacies. The senat...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following his vote to avoid a government shutdown and support the Senate’s Continuing Resolution to keep the government running after September 30. “There is no way that any Mayor or any City Council in Colorado would show up for work and say we mig...