Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the decision by House leadership to adjourn until the election without passing the 2012 Farm Bill, which would provide much-needed assistance to farmers and ranchers nationwide experiencing severe drought conditions. The Senate passed its bill in June with bro...

Bennet, Udall Announce Federal Grant for Spaceport, Applaud Statewide Collaboration

Feasibility Study First Step in Process of Bringing Spaceport to Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced today the approval of $200,000 in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to conduct a feasibility study on locating a spaceport in Denver. The application is part of a collaborative public-private push to establish a spaceport in Colorado. The feasi...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after Congress adjourned until the election without 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 associated with wind energy development projects. &ldquo...
Bill Would Protect and Enhance Opportunities for Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting Includes Bennet Bowhunting Provision Backed by Colorado Sportsmen Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded Senate action to advance a bill that would protect and enhance opportunities for hunting, fishing, and shooting. The procedural vote...

Bennet Celebrates Chimney Rock National Monument

Bennet Led Efforts in Congress, Pushed the Administration for Monument Status

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of the administration, including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, as well as local and tribal leaders to celebrate the Presidential Proclamation designating Chimney Rock a national monument. President Obama signed the proclamation earlier...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Amendment to Rescue Funding for Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Program Provides Critical Support to Restore Watersheds Damaged in Wildfires

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced an amendment to the U.S. House of Representative’s proposal to keep the government running for the next six months, commonly called the Continuing Resolution, to secure emergency funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The amendment seeks to provide $27....

Bennet, Portman Introduce CAREER Act

Bill Will Enhance Accountability and Ensure that Workers are Being Trained to Fill Jobs in Industries that Have Openings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Careers Through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. Federal job training programs can be a valuable tool to help job seekers ac...

Bennet, Cornyn Laud Committee Passage of SAFER Act

Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog Receives Unanimous Support from Senate Judiciary Committee

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and John Cornyn (R-TX) applauded the passage of their bill in the Senate Judiciary Committee to help law enforcement process rape kits. The bill, which would help states and local governments conduct audits of rape kits, was reported out of committee with unanimous support. “Victims of se...

Colorado Farmer Discusses Drought, Farm Bill with Senators in Washington

Bennet Invites Colorado Corn Growers Association's Rick Palkowitsh to Steering Committee Meeting on Agriculture, Wildfires

Rick Palkowitsh, a Burlington corn farmer, joined Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today at a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee on the 2012 Farm Bill, drought, and wildfires. Bennet invited Palkowitsh as part of his efforts to bring Colorado leaders to Washington to share their ideas and commonsense solu...

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...