USDA Expands Assistance for Drought-Stricken States

Bennet Urges House to Pass 2012 Farm Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it would make available an additional $11.8 million in assistance to help crop and livestock producers apply conservation practices that reduce the impacts of drought and improve soil health and productivity. “This...
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet marked the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The festivities, which occur from September 15 to October 15, celebrate the many histories and cultures which make up the Latino community and the countless contributions Latinos have made to the country. “Colorado’s Latino ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the formal establishment of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area in the San Luis Valley, which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed today. The agreement was made possible by the donation of a nearly 77,000-acre conservation easement by Louis Bacon. “The San Luis Valley ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged officials at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reconsider proposed regulations that could block programs to help homeowners finance energy efficiency upgrades from moving forward. Bennet authored a letter along with Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Al Franken (D-MN), Jeff Mer...

Boulder Higher Education Leader Brings College Affordability Ideas to Washington

Bennet Invites Dr. David Longanecker to Testify before Senate HELP Committee

Dr. David Longanecker, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), joined Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today at a hearing on college affordability held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). Bennet invited Dr. Longanecker to share his ideas for how to impro...

Bennet Applauds Colorado Springs Business for Securing Education Technology Grant

Proposed Project Uses Technology to Help Individuals with Disabilities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised Colorado Springs business AbleLink for securing a $250,000 grant from the U.S. government. AbleLink, located in the Springs’ downtown core, uses technology to help individuals with disabilities, such as Autism and Down Syndrome, lead more independent lives. This specific project ...
Colorado farmers and ranchers joined producers from around the country at a rally at the U.S Capitol today to call on the House of Representatives to pass the 2012 Farm Bill. This week Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with the farmers, who are facing the worst drought in decades, and joined them in their call for passage ...
The Colorado Congressional delegation today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final approval of Colorado’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce regional haze pollution in Colorado’s national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA’s adoption of the state’s plan means the propo...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Today, we reflect on the tragic and infamous events that changed our nation forever on that fateful September morning. “Eleven years later, as we continue to recover and rebuild, the att...