Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today encouraged Colorado farmers and ranchers to attend a drought response and recovery workshop to be hosted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in Pueblo on Monday. Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration (SBA), and...
Several key organizations are announcing support for a bill U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Rob Portman have introduced to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. The Careers Through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act would help ensure that job tra...

Bennet, Udall Ask U.S. Forest Service to Study High Park, Waldo Canyon Fires

The Federal Agency Study Will Look at Effect of Beetle Kill on Fires

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall requested today that the U.S. Forest Service study the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires in an effort to understand the social, economic, organizational and ecological impacts of these fires and better mitigate the impact of future blazes. “Studying this summer’s devastating wildf...

Bennet: Wind Industry Job Losses Preventable

Bennet Urges Extension of Wind PTC to Prevent Further Losses

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today expressed disappointment after learning of a round of layoffs in Windsor by Vestas Corporation due to Congress’ inaction on extending the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). The credit, which is set to expire at the end of the year, is vital to thousands of Colorado jobs associa...

Bennet Commends Boulder Physicist David Wineland for 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

Award Highlights Colorado Reputation as Pioneer in 21st Century Innovation Economy

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet commended Boulder’s David Wineland on being named a 2012 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Wineland, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and lecturer at the University of Colorado, was awarded the Nobel Prize for inventing a method to observe quantum pa...

Bennet Applauds Hitachi Data Systems Announcement

Hitachi Will Bring New Office to Douglas County, Create Hundreds of Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the announcement by Hitachi Data Systems that it will open a new office in Douglas County that is expected to employ between 300 and 500 individuals. “This is great news for our state and underscores a pattern of tech companies choosing to relocate to Colorado, bringing hundred...

Bennet, Udall Welcome EWP Funding, Pledge to Continue Fight for More Resources

Recently-announced funding is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to deal with after-effects of wildfires

On the heels of news that Colorado has received nearly $2.5 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall vowed to continue fighting for additional resources. “Our state's watersheds and water infrastructure are critical to delivering clean drinking water ...

Bennet Praises Education Department Grants to Colorado School Districts

Funds Will Help School Districts Attract, Retain Great Teachers, Principals

In response to the announcement that two Colorado school districts have received multi-million dollar grants through the Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, issued the following statement: “Our future depends on our teache...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today released the following statements regarding the announcement that the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange will receive a $43,486,747 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help establish the state’s health insurance exchange. HHS is awarding...