Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today saluted Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for his service to the state of Colorado and to the country. Salazar announced this morning that he will step down as the head of the Department of Interior in March after over four years of service. “Secretary Salazar has been an exemplary le...

Bennet Applauds New Hiring at Vestas Pueblo Plant

Wind PTC Extension an "important factor"? in expansion

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed the announcement by Vestas Corporation that it would “ramp up” production at its Pueblo plant, resulting in more than 100 jobs by the end of March. “Vestas’ expansion is great news for the region and our state. It means more than 100 jobs for workers in sou...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today expressed his disappointment that the U.S. House of Representatives excluded critical funding for Colorado wildfire recovery efforts in a bill to provide disaster resources for Hurricane Sandy. “It is extremely disappointing to see the House of Representatives move forward with a b...

Bennet, Udall Applaud USFS Rural Schools Funding

USFS Announces $13 Million for Colorado Rural Schools

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement that Colorado will receive $13,053,100 through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The resources will be used to support local schools and roads as part of the reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Communi...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that small, nonfarm businesses in 43 Colorado counties are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to offset losses due to this summer’s severe drought. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar one last w...

Bennet Highlights Need for Wildfire Recovery Funds at Northern Colorado Water Treatment Facility

Greeley, Fort Collins, Larimer Leaders and Experts Discuss Challenges

During a visit to the Greeley-Bellvue Water Treatment Plant today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet highlighted the need for federal resources to protect drinking water in the wake of last summer’s wildfires and urged the House to take action. “Colorado communities are still reeling from the effects of last year&r...

President Signs into Law Bill to Clear Up Manitou Incline Legal Status

Bennet, Lamborn Partner to Protect, Preserve Popular Hiking Trail

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law, H.R. 4073, a bill introduced in the House by Congressman Doug Lamborn to help clarify the legal status of the popular Manitou Incline hiking trail. Senator Michael Bennet, who had introduced a companion bill in the Senate, S.2341, helped push the House-passed bill through the upper...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the importance of conservation and tourism to Colorado’s economy in connection with the creation of six new wildlife refuge units across the country, including the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area in the San Luis Valley. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ...