Bennet, Udall Welcome Passage of Deficit-Neutral Bill to Eliminate Cap on Emergency Road Funding for Colorado in Wake of Devastating Flooding

Legislation Will Allow Colorado Department of Transportation to Repair Roads, Highways, Bridges Damaged by Recent Flood

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the U.S. Senate passage today of their legislation to remove a cap on the amount of emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to repair the state's battered roads, bridges and highways in the wake of the recent flooding. The bill, the Deficit Neutral Infrastructure Disas...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) announcement that it is waiving certain low-income housing limitations for victims of Colorado’s recent floods. The decision will allow owners and operators of low-income housing facilities to provide temporary emergency housing to ...

Bennet, Udall Request USDA Expedite Flood Assistance

Emphasizes Resources Must Be Deployed, Even if the Government Shuts Down

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today requested the U.S. Department of Agriculture expedite emergency resources to help Colorado communities recover from the recent floods. Federal resources through the USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and the Environmen...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following his vote to avoid a government shutdown and support the Senate’s Continuing Resolution to keep the government running after September 30. “There is no way that any Mayor or any City Council in Colorado would show up for work and say we mig...
Twenty-two vets commit suicide daily; Bennet-commissioned report aims to address issue September is Suicide Prevention Month U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recognized Suicide Prevention Month today by urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with him to address the staggering number of suicides committed by veterans...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee senators to announce that they have reached an agreement with health policy leaders in the House of Representatives on a bill to track all prescription drugs from the point they are manufactured to the dr...

Senate Passes Bennet-Alexander Bill to Reduce Premature Births

PREEMIE Reauthorization Act will help reduce infant deaths and disabilities through increased research and prevention of premature births

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised the Senate passage and urged swift House action on their bill to reduce infant deaths and disabilities by expanding research, education, and intervention activities...
Today, Senator Michael Bennet met with Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) CEO Jerry Forte to congratulate him and his company on being honored with the 2013 Employer Support Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The meeting was in advance of tomorrow’s formal national ceremony honoring CSU and the other 14 firms ...

Colorado Delegation Requests HUD to Expedite Flood Recovery Assistance

CDBG Funds Would Supplement Other Available Assistance

The Colorado Congressional delegation today urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expedite assistance for rebuilding efforts after the recent floods that devastated communities along Colorado’s Front Range. The lawmakers wrote to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to make disaster recovery fu...