Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that Colorado won a $2,000,422 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to further develop and refine its comprehensive State Health Care Innovation Plan. “Colorado continues to be a national leader in developing new ways to integrate health care ...

Bennet, Colleagues Call for Further Investigation of Toxic Chemicals Found in Children's Products

23 Senators Urge EPA to Study the Health Risks of Flame Retardant Chemicals

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and a group of 21 other Senators in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate whether flame retardant chemicals found in everyday household products put Americans’ health at risk. Recent studies have found toxic flame re...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are continuing their fight for Colorado communities impacted by last year’s wildfires. The senators today urged President Obama to allocate resources for Colorado’s wildfire recovery efforts in his upcoming budget request for Fiscal Year 2014. Last month, the House ...

Bennet Highlights Effects of Drought on Colorado's Agriculture Industry

Introduces Drought Expert Dr. Roger Pulwarty of Boulder at Senate Agriculture Committee Meeting

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today highlighted the devastating effects of last summer’s drought – one of the worst in decades – on Colorado’s agriculture industry and rural communities in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. The hearing was held to explore the toll weather disasters have taken on ...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Streamline Renewable Energy Permits, Support Local Communities

Senators' bipartisan bill cuts red tape, improves leasing system for wind, solar projects on public lands

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall joined Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dean Heller (R-NV) in introducing a bipartisan bill to streamline the permit process for renewable energy projects on public lands and reinvest in local communities. The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act creates a leasing pilot ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. “The President’s call for a bipartisan fix to our broken immigration system is in line with Colorado’s values. From our robust agriculture, tourism and hi-tech indu...

Senate Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act, Bennet calls on House to Act Quickly

Bill Includes Bennet's Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog and Bennet-backed Provision to Increase Safety on College Campuses

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the Senate’s swift reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which he cosponsored. Included in the bill are Bennet’s SAFER Act, which would help reduce the national backlog of rape kits, and the Campus SaVE Act, a provision Bennet cosponsored that aims ...