Bennet, Udall Urge Changes to Train Horn Rule

Senators Urge Greater Flexibility for Communities to Create Quiet Zones

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are urging the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) to revisit its rule governing train horns. Revisiting the rule could result in more flexibility for local communities in Colorado and across the country, while continuing to ensure public safety. Based on feedback from city leade...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the decision by the Department of Defense to remove the ban on women serving in direct combat. The decision was announced by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta yesterday. “Women have proven their courage, capability, and valor on countless battlefields throughout our history,&...

Bennet, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Introduce Mental Health First Aid Bill

Colorado Behavioral Health Expert Testifies on Behalf of Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a bipartisan coalition of senators led by Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to introduce legislation to expand mental health first aid training and increase the effectiveness of mental health care across America. Other original cosponsor...

Udall, Bennet Introduce Amendment to Address Wildfire-Damaged Watersheds

Amendment Would Change One Word to Make Colorado Eligible for Emergency Watershed Protection Funds

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced an amendment today to the disaster-relief legislation that would help Colorado communities in El Paso, Larimer, Teller and Weld counties repair their drinking water supplies damaged during the 2012 wildfires. The amendment follows the U.S. House of Representatives failures this year...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today introduced U.S. District Court nominee Raymond Moore at his confirmation hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Moore, the current federal public defender for Colorado and Wyoming, was nominated to the U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado to replace Chie...

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...