On Saturday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will participate in Aurora’s Day of Remembrance, beginning with a community gathering at the Aurora Municipal Center. He will also stop in at various service centers after the gathering, including the new Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center. Yesterday, Bennet spoke on ...

Bennet Applauds Partnership Between Agencies to Protect Colorado's Water Supply from Wildfires

USDA, Department of Interior Launch Pilot Project in Colorado to Safeguard Water Resource Infrastructure

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell of a federal, local and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire damage to the water supply in Colorado and other western states. Through the Western Watershed Enhancement Partn...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) that it will make available up to $5 million to purchase lamb products for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks. The purchase will help Colorado s...

SBA Makes Disaster Loans Available for West Fork Fire Area

Disaster Designation Follows Request from Colorado Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Congressional delegation today welcomed an announcement that the Small Business Administration (SBA) would issue a disaster declaration for southwestern Colorado counties, making low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to small businesses economically impacted by the West Fork Fire Complex in that area of...
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, Udall, Tipton Applaud Fish and Wildlife Service for Six-Month Extension on Gunnison Sage Grouse Decision

Extension Announcement Comes on Heels of Bipartisan Congressional Letter

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton today applauded the Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) announcement to grant a six-month extension before making a final decision regarding whether to list the Gunnison sage grouse as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The announceme...

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...