Ten Southwest and San Luis Valley Counties Receive Drought Disaster Designations from USDA

Designations Make Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued disaster designations for ten Southwest and San Luis Valley counties due to severe drought conditions. The designations make farmers and ranchers in these counties eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency. “Drou...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, DC and Colorado offices. In addition to his Washington office, internships are available year round in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango,...

Bennet, Udall, Polis, Perlmutter Herald Decision for CU, CSU to Host U.S. Hub for International Future Earth Initiative

Lawmakers Urged the International Council for Science in November 2013 to Bring Hub to Colorado

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressmen Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter heralded the International Council for Science's decision today to locate one of the five international hubs for the Future Earth Initiative at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Colorado State University. The 10-year international initiat...

Bennet Hears about Colorado River Conservation Projects in Montrose

Projects Eligible for Federal Resources Following Critical Conservation Area Designation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with local stakeholders in Montrose to hear about their conservation project proposals that are now eligible for federal funding following the Critical Conservation Area (CCA) designation for the Colorado River Basin. The Upper Colorado River Basin was one of eight areas designated as a CC...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The 5-4 decision stated that closely held companies cannot be required to pay for health care coverage of certain contraceptives for their employees. “The Supreme Court’s troubling decisio...

Bennet Celebrates Opening of Colorado's Satellite Patent Office

New Office Will Be Vital Resource for Region's Entrepreneurs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today celebrated the opening of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) new satellite office in downtown Denver. Bennet coordinated the state’s bipartisan effort to bring the satellite office to Colorado. “Colorado is leading the charge for the country’s innovati...
No Vote on Immigration Hurts Economy, National Security, Families Calls for President to use His Legal Authority to Ease the Burden on Businesses, Workers, Families Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today blasted the decision by House Speaker John Boehner to not hold a vote on immigration this year. The decision comes days ...

Bennet: Immigration Reform Long Overdue, House Needs to Act

Urges House to End Intransigence, Pass Bipartisan Senate Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of its bipartisan immigration bill: “There is no other country in the world for which immigration is so central to its history and its identity. And yet even though we agree on both sides of the...

Bennet, Udall Urge Vote on Proposal to End Destructive 'Fire Borrowing'

Legislation Would Fundamentally Fix Wildfire Budgeting, Ensure Mitigation Programs Not Drained Due to Firefighting Expenses

U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet pressed congressional leaders today to allow an up-or-down vote on a bipartisan, common-sense proposal to end the practice of "fire borrowing." The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act would codify steps the president has already taken to ensure that firefighting expenses do not undermine federa...

Bennet Honors Shimon Peres with Congressional Gold Medal

Bennet Sponsored Bill to Celebrate Peres' Leadership

At a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his Congressional colleagues to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres with the Congressional Gold Medal for his leadership and contributions to society. “The United States and Israel have a special relationship that is stronger thank...