Bennet Tours New Prairie Public School Facility

Meets with Students, Teachers, School Officials to Discuss Challenges Facing Rural Schools

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today toured the new P-12 Prairie Public School, visited with students and teachers, and met with the Superintendents Advisory Group, Superintendent Joe Kimmel, and other regional school officials. Bennet and the school officials discussed the unique challenges rural schools confront, includin...
Mineral Leasing Revenues Help Communities Provide Critical Services Announcement Follows Urging by Bennet and Udall to Release Royalties Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that the Department of the Interior would, in fiscal ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a former Fort Carson soldier, on being awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony today at the White House. “Staff Sgt. Ty Carter embodies the values that make this country great – selflessness, fearlessness, and courage,” Bennet s...

Bennet Calls on Washington to Take Actions to Combat Persistent Wildfire Risks

Flurry of Significant Reports on Fire Danger Spurs Urgent Call to Action

Following a recent wave of reports detailing increased risks to our ability to prepare for and respond to wildfires, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today called on Congress and the Administration to quickly take action to combat these increasing threats. Bennet is calling on Congress to pass the Farm Bill, which includes fo...

Bennet Spotlights Colorado's Innovation Economy with Visits to Fort Collins Firms

Business Tour Highlights Need to Fix Tax Code to Help Spur Innovation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today kicked-off his two-day Front Range #COinnovation tour with visits to two firms at the center of Northern Colorado’s innovation economy: Wolf Robotics and Tolmar, Inc. The tour comes a week after a report by the Kauffman Foundation ranked Fort Collins 2nd nationally for high-tech st...

Bennet, Udall Thank National Park Service for Responding to Northwest Colorado Companies' Concerns About New Insurance Requirements

Costlier Insurance Mandate Would Have Driven Outfitters, Concessioners Out of Dinosaur National Monument

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, thanked the National Park Service for responding to Colorado small businesses' concerns and halting the agency's new insurance requirements for outfitters and concessioners who operate in Dinosaur National Monument. The proposed insuran...

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...

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...