Wolf Creek Ski Area's Davey Pitcher Advocates for Wildfire Mitigation Resources at Bennet-Chaired Committee Hearing

"A proactive approach to fuel reduction is a far better use of funds,"? CEO says

Today, Davey Pitcher, President and CEO of Wolf Creek Ski Area, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, chaired by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, on the damage that the West Fork Complex Fire inflicted on southwest Colorado and ways to reduce the risk and severity of su...

El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark Advocates for Wildfire Mitigation Resources at Bennet-Chaired Committee Hearing

Clark Invokes Waldo Canyon Fire Experiences to Urge Additional Investment in Forest Service Mitigation Efforts

Today, Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner and Second Vice President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, chaired by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, on the tragic effects of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires ...

Bennet, Burr, Hatch Applaud First FDA Approval of Breakthrough Therapy Drug

Senators Authored 'Breakthrough' Provision in 2012 FDA Reform Law

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) welcomed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) first approval of a cancer-fighting drug that had been granted a breakthrough therapy designation, thanks to a provision that the Senators successfully included in last year’s FDA Safet...

Bennet, Senate Move Forward on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Bennet Urges Passage of Bill to Prevent Discrimination against Gay and Lesbian Community in the Workplace

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was part of a group of 61 Senators today who voted in favor of beginning debate in the Senate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Today's vote clears a key procedural hurdle for the bill, which would make it illegal to hire or fire a person based on their sexual orientation. Unde...
Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill to help reduce government inefficiency by consolidating the total number of federal data centers, and making those data centers more efficient. Because federal agencies have been slow to act on consolidation initiatives, the bill sets hard...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following the announcement that U.S. Highway 36, which was heavily damaged from last month’s floods, will reopen on Monday, November 4, roughly one month ahead of schedule. “This announcement is a symbol of the resiliency and strength of Coloradans. S...

Western Senators Urge USDA to Partner with Timber Industry to Reduce Wildfire Risks, Strengthen Forest Health

Senators Ask Agency to Let Private Sector Create Jobs, Improve Fire Safety

A bipartisan and bicameral group of western lawmakers pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas, create jobs and improve community safety throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo....