Drought Conditions Bring USDA Disaster Declarations for 38 Colorado Counties

Producers Eligible for Assistance from Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 38 Colorado counties suffering from severe losses due to drought as natural disaster areas. The designations mean that farmers and ranchers in these counties are eligible for additional Farm Service Agency assistance. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of Colorado’s faith, Latino, business, agriculture, government, and law enforcement communities to celebrate the Senate’s recent passage of a comprehensive bill that fixes our broken immigration system. Participants at the rally, listed below, praised the work ...
Bill Will Secure the Border, Create Path to Citizenship, Establish Sensible System for Future Flow of Immigration Reforms to Visa System Will Boost Economy, Protect American Workers The United States Senate today passed a sweeping bill to fix our broken immigration system with a broad bipartisan vote of 68-32. The bill, int...

Bennet, Udall Welcome FWS Extension for Feedback on Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Senators Requested Extension of Comment Period to Allow More Coloradans to Participate in Crafting Multistate Plan

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) extension of the comment period on the final listing decision of the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act. The senators joined a bipartisan coalition to request the extension earlier this month. FWS an...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in a 5-4 ruling. “Today is a historic step forward for civil rights. The Supreme Court’s decision affirms that all couples, regardless of their sexual o...

Senate Panel Considers Bennet-Ayotte Better Buildings Act

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today highlighted the environmental and economic benefits of the Better Buildings Act (S. 1191), legislation they authored that was considered at today’s Senate Subcommittee on Energy hearing. The bipartisan bill seeks to increase energy efficiency in commercial bu...

Bennet, Johanns Sponsor Bill to Get Veterans Back to Work

Bipartisan Bill Increases Employment Opportunities for Returning Veterans

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act to increase the availability of on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs for returning veterans through the GI Bill. Currently, veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to complete t...

Bennet: Colorado is Feeling the Effect of Climate Change

Welcomes President's Call for Action

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed President Obama’s call for action to combat climate change with an all-of-the-above approach to develop homegrown energy and promote efforts to responsibly cut carbon pollution. The President will lay out his ideas in a speech at Georgetown University this afternoon. &ldqu...
Senator Michael Bennet offered the following statement in response to the U.S. Army's announcement today that they will deactivate a Brigade Combat Team, but through restructuring efforts will be expanding Fort Carson in Colorado. “While we don’t want to see Fort Carson lose a brigade, it’s encouraging that the ...