USDA Designates 9 Colorado Counties as Disaster Areas Due to Drought

Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for USDA Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated nine Colorado counties as contiguous natural disaster areas due to persistent drought conditions. The designations make farmers and ranchers eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency. The nine Colorado counties...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and 26 other senators to reintroduce the Safe Chemicals Act to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products. The bill makes reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and provides the Environmen...

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Services

Bill Includes Bennet Provisions to Identify and Help At-Risk Students, Improve Mental Health Care and Awareness, and Reduce Red Tape that Prevents Treatment

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined several colleagues to introduce a bill to improve mental health services through better awareness, prevention, and identification of mental health conditions and to connect children with services to help them get appropriate treatment. The comprehensive bill reauthorizes and improve...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on today’s Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement that it will suspend several oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area until April 1, 2014. Suspending the leases prevents any development activity, pauses the 10-year deadline private lease...

Bennet Launches Colorado Panel On Veterans Mental Health

Panel Comes at Recommendation of Bennet's Veterans Working Group

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today launched the first meeting of a panel organized to take a comprehensive look at mental health issues affecting veterans, with the specific goal of reducing the high rate of veteran suicide. This panel, comprised of mental health and medical professionals, members of the military and expert...

Colorado, Utah Counties Sign Gunnison Sage-Grouse Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement Lays Foundation to Continue Work to Protect Sage-Grouse, Habitat

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) among eleven counties in Colorado and Utah that lays the foundation for the region to continue to work together toward a solution for the appropriate protection of the Gunnison sage-grouse and its habitat. The MOU ensures that county officials w...

Bennet, Coffman Launch Working Group to Further Reform Aerospace Export Regulations

Group Will Offer Recommendations for New Reforms to Help U.S. Companies Export Products

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Mike Coffman today announced the formation of a working group on aersopace export control reforms. Building on their successful efforts to secure satellite export reforms in last year’s Defense Authorization bill, the working group will examine additional opportun...

Bennet Tours Galena Fire Burn Area, Discusses Forest Health With Local Leaders

Bennet Drafting Bill to Reduce Effects of Wildfires

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet toured the burn area of the Galena Fire today at Lory State Park, which has been closed since the fire broke out on March 15. During the tour, Bennet heard from local experts about forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts in the area. He also discussed his upcoming bill, slated to be intr...