Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of the Hutchinson family on a tour of the Hutchinson Ranch, a working ranch that has been owned and operated by the family since 1866 and is now being preserved for ranching by a conservation easement. “This ranch is a great example of how Colorado farming and ranchi...

Bennet Begins Community Conversation to Protect Gunnison Public Lands at Oh Be Joyful Campground

Launches Page on His Website for Community's Ideas, Comments on Proposals

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet heard from the Gunnison community today on proposals to protect local public lands. Crested Butte Mayor Aaron Huckstep, Gunnison Mayor Jonathan Houck, Gunnison County Commissioners and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management attended the event at Oh Be Jo...

Bennet, Udall Announce Colorado Counties Eligible for Drought Assistance

Drought Conditions Threatening Crops, Livestock, and Rural Communities

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 62 of Colorado’s 64 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, excessive heat, and high winds since the beginning of the year. The other two counties have been nam...

Bennet Tours Forest Health, Fire Prevention Efforts in Summit County

Bennet Fought for Provisions in Senate-passed Farm Bill to Combat Bark Beetle Epidemic

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited the Wildernest neighborhood and toured forest areas in Summit County, where efforts to improve forest health and mitigate the bark beetle epidemic are underway. Forests in Summit County have been some of the hardest hit by the beetle crisis. Bennet was joined by Summit County Commi...
Bennet Authored Amendment to Create to New Satellite Patent Offices – Led Efforts to Bring Office to Colorado Expected to Bring Hundreds of Jobs and Millions in Economic Activity Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on news that the U.S. Department of Commerce will open a new U.S. Pat...
Includes Bennet-Backed Changes to Support Colorado Rural Transit and Local Community Planning Projects Land and Water Conservation Fund Left out of Bill The U.S. Senate today passed a final transportation bill that provides more certainty for highway and transit projects in Colorado. The bill, which includes provisions Bennet ...

Bennet, Udall Applaud Passage of Funding for PILT, SRS Programs

Provisions Included in Transportation Bill

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today applauded the approval of continued funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program and Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS). Both were included in the transportation bill conference report that passed the Senate and the House and now go...

Bennet Applauds Compromise to Prevent Student Loan Rates from Doubling

Without Congressional Action, Student Loan Rates Would Double in July for More Than 166,000 College Students in Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved a compromise that will prevent student loan rates from doubling for undergraduate college students across the country, including more than 166,000 in Colorado. The current 3.4 percent rate was set to rise to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2...