Senate Passes Bill with Wildfire Recovery Resources

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

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed the passage of a bill in the U.S. Senate 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 Res...

Committee Passes Water Resources Bill with Key Colorado Provisions

Bill Includes Bennet-Backed Measures to Improve Post-Disaster Watershed Assessments, Encourage Innovative Financing Strategies

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today passed a Water Resources Bill that includes several provisions backed by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet that are vital to Colorado’s water quality and quantity. The bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) makes reforms to the programs administered b...

Bennet, Udall Welcome $5.2 Million to Help Turn Around Failing Colorado Schools

Colorado Secured Funds from U.S. Department of Education School Improvement Grants Program

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that Colorado won a $5.2 million competitive grant to help turn around low-achieving schools. Colorado, which received the funds through the School Improvement Grants program, is one of 10 states awarded during t...

Bennet Reintroduces Clean Energy Race to the Top

Bill Creates $5 Billion Grant Program to Grow Clean Energy Economy, Create Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday reintroduced a bill to incentivize states and communities to work with local energy businesses to utilize clean energy technologies that help reduce carbon pollution. The Clean Energy Race to the Top Act would establish a $5 billion competitive grant program for states and local gove...

Bennet Cosponsors Bill to Increase Hydropower Capacity

Bill Expands Clean-Power Generation, Spurs Job Creation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week cosponsored a bipartisan bill to encourage expanded hydropower production in the United States. The bill, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), would remove licensing barriers for smaller hydropower development and would require a study on a streamlined permitting...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Inclusion of Watershed Protection, Wildfire Recovery Funds in U.S. Senate Bill

Funds Will Help Repair Drinking Water Supplies Damaged by High Park, Waldo Canyon Wildfires

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the inclusion of $65.5 million in watershed repair and flood mitigation funds in U.S. Senate legislation to prevent a government shutdown later this year. The funds, which Bennet and Udall have worked tirelessly to secure over the past seven months, will help Colorado co...