Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) released the following statement regarding the pharmaceutical drug distribution security discussion draft released today by the Senate Health Education Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee. The draft is the next step in continued discussion to establish a uniform,...

Support Builds for Bennet's Satellite Export Control Bill

Current Law Hurts Our Nation's Ability to Compete and Innovate While Countries That Do Not Share Our Interests Are Benefitting

A group of sixteen organizations and trade associations have added their support to a bill Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced to reform our export controls that unfairly penalize the American aerospace industry and benefit countries that may not share our interests. The bill would allow the Administration to tailor exp...

Bennet Praises Ex-Im Bank Financing to Help Grand Junction Company Increase Exports

Loan allows local business to enter Brazilian market, support hundreds of jobs in Colorado

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded news that the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. has approved a loan of more than $100 million to help Grand Junction-based International Concept Management (ICM) begin construction on an aquarium in Brazil, which, when completed, will be the third largest in the world. The announcement from Ex-Im ...
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...