Bennet Launches Colorado Panel On Veterans Mental Health

Panel Comes at Recommendation of Bennet's Veterans Working Group

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today launched the first meeting of a panel organized to take a comprehensive look at mental health issues affecting veterans, with the specific goal of reducing the high rate of veteran suicide. This panel, comprised of mental health and medical professionals, members of the military and expert...

Colorado, Utah Counties Sign Gunnison Sage-Grouse Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement Lays Foundation to Continue Work to Protect Sage-Grouse, Habitat

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) among eleven counties in Colorado and Utah that lays the foundation for the region to continue to work together toward a solution for the appropriate protection of the Gunnison sage-grouse and its habitat. The MOU ensures that county officials w...

Bennet, Coffman Launch Working Group to Further Reform Aerospace Export Regulations

Group Will Offer Recommendations for New Reforms to Help U.S. Companies Export Products

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Mike Coffman today announced the formation of a working group on aersopace export control reforms. Building on their successful efforts to secure satellite export reforms in last year’s Defense Authorization bill, the working group will examine additional opportun...

Bennet Tours Galena Fire Burn Area, Discusses Forest Health With Local Leaders

Bennet Drafting Bill to Reduce Effects of Wildfires

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet toured the burn area of the Galena Fire today at Lory State Park, which has been closed since the fire broke out on March 15. During the tour, Bennet heard from local experts about forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts in the area. He also discussed his upcoming bill, slated to be intr...

President Signs Wildfire Recovery Assistance into Law

Emergency Watershed Protection Funds Will Help Protect Drinking Water, Restore Watersheds

President Obama today signed into law a bill that includes $65.5 million in resources for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, which will help Colorado communities recovering from last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires. The bill will fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal y...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it would extend the deadline for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers in Colorado to submit their claims related to the Garcia v. Vilsack discrimination lawsuit. USDA extended the deadline from March 25, 2013 to...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. Over 200 members in both the House and the Senate are members of the Task Force. “Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that takes an emotional and physical toll on its victims and on the families an...