Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges President to Approve Emergency Declaration for Colorado Floods

Would Make Assistance Available for Response and Recovery Efforts

The Colorado Congressional delegation sent a letter today to President Obama asking him to approve a request for an emergency declaration due to severe flooding across Colorado. If approved, the declaration would make crucial assistance available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for response and search and rescu...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Today, my family and I join Coloradans and Americans across the country to remember the thousands of lives that were lost in the September 11th terrorist attacks. Those attacks changed our c...

Eight Colorado Counties Eligible for Disaster Assistance Due to Spring Freeze

USDA Disaster Designation Makes Farmers Eligible for Assistance through Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has designated Delta, Mesa, and Montrose counties as Primary Disaster areas due to losses suffered from frosts and freezes in April and May of this year. Additionally, Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin, and San Miguel counties were...
The National Farmers Union (NFU) today honored Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet with the 2013 Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers...
CLUB 20, a business advocacy group for Colorado’s 22 Western Counties, this afternoon passed a resolution supporting the “bipartisan nature” and “broad coalition” of the Senate’s immigration overhaul bill, which was written by the bipartisan “Gang of 8” Senators that included Colorado...

Colorado Lawmakers Continue Advocacy for Arkansas Valley Conduit

Urge Bureau of Reclamation to quickly approve environmental study

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, along with Representatives Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner urged the Bureau of Reclamation to quickly approve the Arkansas Valley Conduit’s Environmental Impact Study (EIS), in order to expedite the project’s completion. The EIS was issued last month. In a bipartisan...
Mineral Leasing Revenues Help Communities Provide Critical Services Bill Follows Announcement That Payments Will Continue to be Delayed in Future Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced that they will introduce a bill to ensure that royalty payments owed to Colorado and other states, mostly from th...

Bennet Listens to Local Producers about Farm Bill

Recently selected to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, Bennet will take voices back to Washington

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with former Governor Roy Romer, today met with local farmers, ranchers, and agriculture group leaders at the John Deere dealership in Lamar to discuss the Farm Bill, which expires at the end of September. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Bennet helped write a bip...

Bennet Meets with Farmers, Discusses Need to Fix Our Immigration System

Continues Bipartisan Push to Fix Broken System for Rural Coloradans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today met with farmers on the Hanagan family-owned farm to discuss the need to fix our broken immigration system. The current complicated and inefficient visa system has made it difficult for farmers to get the seasonal workers they need, forcing them to watch crops die in the field. Bennet wa...