Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that Colorado won a $2,000,422 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to further develop and refine its comprehensive State Health Care Innovation Plan. “Colorado continues to be a national leader in developing new ways to integrate health care ...

Bennet, Udall, Polis Urge HUD to Fill in Gap Left by House's Elimination of Wildfire Recovery Funds

Members Continue Efforts for Resources to Protect Colorado's Water Supply

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Jared Polis are urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide funding for disaster-related repairs, helping Colorado recover from last summer’s destructive wildfire season. The funding could enable the state to rebuild its w...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the announcement that Vestas will reduce the size of its workforce at its blade factories in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado. “It’s frustrating to think about what this announcement means for hundreds of Colorado families, particularly because som...

HHS Announces Workgroup on Health Technology and Mobile Medical Apps, Bennet Encourages Coloradans to Apply

Bennet Requested HHS Seek Input from Outside Experts on Appropriate Regulatory Framework for Health IT

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced it is forming a workgroup of experts from the business, patient, and consumer communities to provide input on further development of a regulatory framework for health information technology (health IT), including mobile medical applications. The workgroup is b...

Bennet, Colleagues Call for Further Investigation of Toxic Chemicals Found in Children's Products

23 Senators Urge EPA to Study the Health Risks of Flame Retardant Chemicals

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and a group of 21 other Senators in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate whether flame retardant chemicals found in everyday household products put Americans’ health at risk. Recent studies have found toxic flame re...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are continuing their fight for Colorado communities impacted by last year’s wildfires. The senators today urged President Obama to allocate resources for Colorado’s wildfire recovery efforts in his upcoming budget request for Fiscal Year 2014. Last month, the House ...

Bennet Highlights Effects of Drought on Colorado's Agriculture Industry

Introduces Drought Expert Dr. Roger Pulwarty of Boulder at Senate Agriculture Committee Meeting

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today highlighted the devastating effects of last summer’s drought – one of the worst in decades – on Colorado’s agriculture industry and rural communities in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. The hearing was held to explore the toll weather disasters have taken on ...