President Signs Wildfire Recovery Assistance into Law

Emergency Watershed Protection Funds Will Help Protect Drinking Water, Restore Watersheds

President Obama today signed into law a bill that includes $65.5 million in resources for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, which will help Colorado communities recovering from last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires. The bill will fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal y...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it would extend the deadline for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers in Colorado to submit their claims related to the Garcia v. Vilsack discrimination lawsuit. USDA extended the deadline from March 25, 2013 to...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. Over 200 members in both the House and the Senate are members of the Task Force. “Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that takes an emotional and physical toll on its victims and on the families an...
Middle Ground Approach would Protect Land, Respect Existing Leases Bill Introduction Follows Comment Period on Draft that Received Overwhelming Support Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill for the future management of much of the Thompson Divide, a 221,000-acre parcel of public land located predominantly...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Budget Amendment to Improve Wildfire Preparedness

Expands Flexibility to Support Broad Range of Wildfire-Related Activities

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today introduced an amendment to the Senate budget resolution to emphasize the importance of supporting a broad range of wildfire-related activities, many of which are currently underfunded. “We have a strong tradition of coming together to aid communities in need followi...

House Approves Senate Bill with EWP Resources, Headed to President's Desk to Become Law

Emergency Watershed Protection Funds Will Help Protect Drinking Water, Restore Watersheds

The House of Representatives today passed the Senate bill that includes $65.5 million in resources for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, which will help Colorado communities recovering from last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires. The bill is a Continuing Resolution that will fund the govern...

Bennet Introduces Budget Amendment to Promote States' Clean Energy Efforts

Authorizes a Deficit-Neutral Competitive Grant Program for States

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced an amendment today to the Senate budget resolution that expresses support for the creation of a Department of Energy program giving competitive grants to states that implement a variety of clean energy improvements. The amendment, which is modeled after Bennet’s Clean Energy R...