Bennet, Colleagues Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fight Backlog of Rape Kits

SAFER Act would provide greater flexibility to local law enforcement agencies

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senator Jon Cornyn (R-TX), Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help law enforcement agencies process rape kits more efficiently. “The SAFER Act makes commonsense reforms to provide local law enforce...
Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congresswoman Diana DeGette will hold an information event on Wednesday, Jan. 30, for Denver-based nonprofits who serve minority populations. Mile High United Way and the U.S. Department of Labor also are cohosts of the informational event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mile High...

Bennet, Colleagues Reintroduce Farm Bill in 113th Congress

Bill Includes Provisions to Improve Agriculture and Conservation Programs Important to Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined several of his colleagues on the Senate Agriculture Committee to reintroduce the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act in the 113th Congress. The bill is virtually identical to the Farm Bill passed last year in the Senate that enjoyed broad, bipartisan support and contained $23 bill...
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...

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 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...