Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges FEMA to Make Flood Assistance Available to More Counties, Extend Application Deadlines

Supports Governor Hickenlooper's Request for Expanded Individual and Public Assistance

The Colorado Congressional delegation today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Governor Hickenlooper’s request to add several counties to those eligible for individual and public assistance to recover from last month’s historic floods and to extend the registration and application deadlines....

Bennet Applauds Forest Service Action to Restart Timber and Stewardship Contracts

Essential forestry functions were suspended by shutdown, decision comes on heels of Bennet letter

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the Forest Service's decision today to reinstate timber sales and stewardship contracts on national forest lands following the reopening of the federal government. The decision comes on the heels of a letter Bennet sent to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today urging the immediate rei...

Bennet Statement on Senate Vote to Reopen Government, Avoid Default

Bill Includes Senate Measure to Allow Colorado Access to Additional Emergency Transportation Funding, Above Current $100 Million Cap

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement today on the Senate’s agreement to reopen the federal government and raise the debt-ceiling in order to avoid default. The measure includes a bill to raise a cap on the amount of emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to repair the state's flood-...

Bennet, Udall Negotiations Ensure Emergency Transportation Funding Included in Bipartisan Senate Deal to Avert Default

Provisions Will Help Colorado Rebuild Roads, Bridges, Highways Damaged by Recent Flood

Following days of negotiations with U.S. Senate leaders, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced today that a proposal to raise a cap on the amount of emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to repair the state's flood-damaged roads, bridges and highways will be included in the Senate's bipartisan bill to avert a default...

Bennet, Udall Urge EDA to Release Disaster Relief Funds to Support Businesses Recovering from Floods

EDA Can Spur Economic Development with Low-Interest Loans in Hard-Hit Communities

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are urging the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to prioritize Colorado flood recovery efforts as it awards grants in the coming months. EDA disaster relief grants help local governments with long-term community economic recovery planning, reconstruction, and redevelopmen...
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...
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...