Bennet, Flake Introduce Amendment to Combat Wildfires

Provision Would Help Harness Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology to Fight Wildfires

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment late yesterday to create two additional test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that would focus on fighting wildfires, which have devastated forest land throughout the Western United States. “Extreme wildfires have become an all too comm...

Senate Passes Bennet, Udall Plan to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendment Requires Federal Railroad Administration, Colorado Communities to Confer, Produce Report on How to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

In a victory for Colorado communities, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment from Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. The amendment to the Transportation,...

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Senate Action on Bill to Protect Nation's Drug Supply

Senate HELP Committee Releases Updated Bill to Secure Drug Supply Chain from Counterfeiting and Theft

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan coalition of senators on the U.S. Senate committee overseeing health policy today urged Senate action on their bill to protect the nation’s drug supply chain for the nearly 4 billion prescriptions filled annually by establishing a uniform, national prescription drug-tracin...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Train Horn Noise Proposals to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendments Would Require Plan to Improve Train-Noise Rules, Reallocate Funds to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

Citing the concerns of local residents, business owners and leaders throughout the state, Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced measures today to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today signed on as a cosponsor to a bipartisan bill introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to increase accountability within the military justice system. “Our service members voluntarily put their lives on the line to defend our country. It is unacceptable that the military has ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today emphasized the importance of U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) efforts to improve the health of our forests at the confirmation hearing for Robert Bonnie, the President’s nominee to serve as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment. If confirmed, Mr. ...
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have secured a measure in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill to help prioritize wildfire mitigation efforts. The bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a report detailing its efforts to mitigate wildfires and identif...
On Saturday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will participate in Aurora’s Day of Remembrance, beginning with a community gathering at the Aurora Municipal Center. He will also stop in at various service centers after the gathering, including the new Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center. Yesterday, Bennet spoke on ...

Bennet Applauds Partnership Between Agencies to Protect Colorado's Water Supply from Wildfires

USDA, Department of Interior Launch Pilot Project in Colorado to Safeguard Water Resource Infrastructure

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell of a federal, local and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire damage to the water supply in Colorado and other western states. Through the Western Watershed Enhancement Partn...