Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in support of Interior Secretary nominee Sally Jewell following their meeting today. “The Interior Secretary plays a major role in the management of Colorado’s public lands, natural resources, and wildlife. It is a job that requires a unique commitm...

Bennet, Udall Welcome $5.2 Million to Help Turn Around Failing Colorado Schools

Colorado Secured Funds from U.S. Department of Education School Improvement Grants Program

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that Colorado won a $5.2 million competitive grant to help turn around low-achieving schools. Colorado, which received the funds through the School Improvement Grants program, is one of 10 states awarded during t...

Bennet Cosponsors Bill to Increase Hydropower Capacity

Bill Expands Clean-Power Generation, Spurs Job Creation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week cosponsored a bipartisan bill to encourage expanded hydropower production in the United States. The bill, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), would remove licensing barriers for smaller hydropower development and would require a study on a streamlined permitting...

Bennet Reintroduces Clean Energy Race to the Top

Bill Creates $5 Billion Grant Program to Grow Clean Energy Economy, Create Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday reintroduced a bill to incentivize states and communities to work with local energy businesses to utilize clean energy technologies that help reduce carbon pollution. The Clean Energy Race to the Top Act would establish a $5 billion competitive grant program for states and local gove...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Inclusion of Watershed Protection, Wildfire Recovery Funds in U.S. Senate Bill

Funds Will Help Repair Drinking Water Supplies Damaged by High Park, Waldo Canyon Wildfires

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the inclusion of $65.5 million in watershed repair and flood mitigation funds in U.S. Senate legislation to prevent a government shutdown later this year. The funds, which Bennet and Udall have worked tirelessly to secure over the past seven months, will help Colorado co...

President Signs VAWA Into Law

Includes Bennet Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded today’s official signing of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. The bill contains Bennet’s provision to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. The bipartisan bill was signed by the President this afternoon, after passing the House of Representatives last we...