Members of CO Delegation Urge President, Congressional Leaders to Support Emergency Disaster Relief after Wildfires

Aim to Boost EWP Resources as Part of Sandy Disaster Supplemental to Restore Damage to Watersheds, Safeguard Drinking Water Infrastructure

Members of the Colorado Congressional delegation are urging the White House and House and Senate committee leaders to include wildfire recovery assistance in an emergency appropriations measure for Hurricane Sandy. The Colorado members are seeking a boost to resources for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program to help sup...

Environment America Report Enhances Case for Wind PTC Extension

Report Finds U.S. Wind Energy Prevents as Much Pollution as Taking 13 Million Cars Off the Road Each Year

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his colleagues to quickly pass an extension of the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) following a report released today by Environment America that shows how current power generation from wind energy prevents as much pollution as taking 13 million cars off the road each year. In...

Colorado Companies Win USDA Forest Stewardship Contracts to Improve Forest Health

$13.4 Million in Contracts Will Improve 20,000 Acres of National Forest

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Confluence Energy and West Range Reclamation on each winning a 10-year U.S. Forest Service stewardship contract. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the two companies would be awarded contracts totaling $13.4 million to improve the health of 20,000 ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is encouraging military veterans to apply for assistance from the Veterans’ Student Loan Relief Fund if they have been defrauded or misled by for-profit colleges and incurred educational debt or are experiencing financial difficulties as a result. “Many veterans count on their educ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet signed on as a cosponsor to a bill that would create a panel to examine and recommend how and where to best establish a museum in our nation’s capital dedicated to women’s history. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in September. “American wome...

Alexander-Bennet Bill to Prevent Premature Birth and Infant Mortality Passes Senate

PREEMIE bill passed by Senate, heads to House of Representatives

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today praised passage by the Senate of the bipartisan PREEMIE Act, their bill to expand research, education, and intervention activities related to preterm birth. Alexander said, “This bill will give the more than 200 premature babies born on average each ...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Nomination of Raymond Moore to U.S. District Court in Colorado

Moore's Nomination Follows an Open, Competitive Review Process

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcome President Barack Obama’s nomination today of Raymond Moore, the current federal public defender for Colorado and Wyoming, to the U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado. Moore, if confirmed, would replace Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel, who is becoming a senior judge in Janu...
With Congress resuming its work in Washington this week, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged the House of Representatives to take up and pass the 2012 Farm Bill. The bill garnered broad, bipartisan support when the Senate passed it in June. The House Agriculture Committee passed its own version with bipartisan support....