Colorado farmers and ranchers joined producers from around the country at a rally at the U.S Capitol today to call on the House of Representatives to pass the 2012 Farm Bill. This week Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with the farmers, who are facing the worst drought in decades, and joined them in their call for passage ...
The Colorado Congressional delegation today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final approval of Colorado’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce regional haze pollution in Colorado’s national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA’s adoption of the state’s plan means the propo...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Today, we reflect on the tragic and infamous events that changed our nation forever on that fateful September morning. “Eleven years later, as we continue to recover and rebuild, the att...

Hutchinson Ranch in Chaffee County Secures Grant to Complete Conservation Easement

Bennet Supported Application for Resources to Complete Project's Final Phase

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the Trust for Public Land and Hutchinson Ranch in Chaffee County for securing a grant to complete the final phase of a 240-acre conservation easement project. “Hutchinson Ranch is a great example of how Colorado farming and ranching families can take advantage of conservation e...

FEMA Awards Colorado $1.3 Million for Urban Search and Rescue Team

Grant Will Help Train and Maintain Supplies for Colorado-Based Team

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the State of Colorado $1,365,608 to help train first responders and maintain supplies for the state’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. Colorado’s task force (CO-...

Bennet Praises Finalization of New Fuel Efficiency Standards

New Standards Will Increase Fuel Economy by 2025

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised the finalization of new fuel efficiency standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. The standards, which were announced yesterday by the administration, are expected to save consumers more than $1.7 trillion a...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, co-chairman of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, today sent his best wishes to Team USA as athletes from around the world converge for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Games begin Wednesday, August 29 and will run through September 9, 2012. “Following the incredible ...
The Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) will hold its inaugural Innovation Summit this week in Denver, bringing together Colorado business leaders focused on creating a 21st century innovation economy. The summit will be held August 29-30 at the Denver Art Museum. “Colorado has established itself as a leader in innovation, t...