Bennet Co-hosts "Beyond Colorado"? Workshop in Glenwood Springs for Businesses Looking to Expand Internationally

Session Provides Information about Exports, Intellectual Property Protection

Entrepreneurs and business owners from the central mountain region in Colorado received valuable information about navigating the international export process at a business workshop today hosted by Senator Michael Bennet and regional groups. Local partners included Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Associ...

Better Buildings Act Brings Energy Efficiency Opportunities to Tenants

Bipartisan Bennet-Ayotte Legislation Aimed at Boosting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today introduced a bill that aims to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The Better Buildings Act encourages tenants of commercial buildings to implement cost-effective measures that will help reduce energy consumption and ultimately utility costs for busine...

FRA Shows Willingness to Collaborate with Communities on Train Horn Regs

Bennet, Udall Welcome Potential for Progress on Requests for Quiet Zones

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed remarks today from Federal Railroad (FRA) Administration leadership that the agency is interested in working with Congress to ensure its train-noise and quiet-zone rules protect public safety while also work for Colorado communities. At the request of Colorado’s U.S. Sena...

Bennet Calls on House to Pass Farm Bill

Senate Passed Deficit-Cutting Bill with Broad, Bipartisan Support Last Week

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today pressed the U.S. House of Representatives to work quickly to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Farm Bill that will provide much-needed certainty for Colorado farmers and ranchers. The Senate passed its version of the bill last week with broad bipartisan support. “Producers ac...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement on a report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that the bipartisan immigration bill being debated in the Senate would decrease the budget deficit by $197 billion over the next ten years with even further reductions in the ten years following. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to the wildfires burning throughout the state, including those in Black Forest, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Royal Gorge area of Colorado. “Our thoughts are with those who have lost their homes and property in these fires,” ...

Senators Call for Senate Committee to Review Train Horn Regulations

Aim to help communities be safe and soundless

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall urged the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security in a letter to review the need for revisions to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) regulations for train horns. The Senators said they hope that revisi...

Colorado Counties Receive PILT Payments

Payments in Lieu of Taxes Support Police, Fire, Schools

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today congratulated 55 Colorado counties on receiving over $31.6 million under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The payments will be used to help rural communities with nontaxable federal lands provide critical services, such as police, fire protection, emergency resp...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas and six more as contiguous disaster areas due to ongoing severe drought conditions. The designations mean that farmers and ranchers in these counties are eligible for ...