Bennet Leads Colorado Congressional Democrats in Raising Concerns over Trump Administration Proposal to Take Food Assistance Away from 33,000 Coloradans

Colorado Children and Families, Senior Citizens Will Face Increased Hunger and Insecurity, Lawmakers Write in Letter

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (C0-1), Ed Perlmutter (CO-7), Jason Crow (CO-6), and Joe Neguse (CO-2) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to consider the detrimental effects of their proposed rule to alter broad based categorical eligibility (BBCE), which would take food assistance away from 33,000 Coloradans, including 11,000 children and 7,300 seniors, who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Bennet, Gardner Call for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

Bipartisan Group of 31 Senators Request Two-Year Reauthorization for PILT and SRS Programs

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and 29 of their Senate colleagues requested that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) programs.

Bennet Leads Senate Democrats in Calling on Interior Secretary to Terminate Acting BLM Director’s Authority

Senators to Bernhardt: “The American people deserve a leader at the BLM who will work on behalf of its mission.”

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led a letter with 11 additional Senate Democrats urging U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to terminate William Perry Pendley’s authority as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the committee’s passage of the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, a significant step towards protecting our country’s energy grid from cyberattacks.

Bennet, Senate Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposal to Take Away Food Assistance from Millions of Americans

Proposed Rule Would Take Food from Children and Families, Bypass the Intent of Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill

This week, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a group of his Senate colleagues raised serious concerns about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule to eliminate categorical eligibility, which would take food assistance away from millions of families currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).