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...

Bennet Selected to Serve on Farm Bill Conference Committee

Conference Committee Tasked with Reconciling Differences between Senate- and House-Passed Bills

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named as a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee. Members of the Committee are tasked with reconciling the differences between the Senate- and House-passed bills and producing a final bill that will provide much-needed certainty to Colorado farmers and ranchers. Bennet, a memb...

Bennet-Backed Hydropower Legislation Passes Senate

Bill Expands Clean-Power Generation, Spurs Job Creation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hailed the Senate passage of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act which encourages expanded hydropower production in the United States. The Act removes licensing barriers for smaller hydropower development and requires a study of a streamlined permitting process at existing dams and pumped ...