USDA Designates Eight Colorado Counties as Drought Disaster Areas

Designations Make Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued contiguous disaster designations for eight Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions. The designations mean farmers and ranchers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency. “Despite above-average snow...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after a minority of senators blocked further consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Bennet is a cosponsor of the bill that would strengthen tools for women to negotiate fair wages and establish protections for women who file complaints of gender-based pay disc...

Bennet Reminds Coloradans that Livestock Disaster Assistance Sign-Up Starts Next Week

Disaster Programs Reauthorized by Bennet-Backed Farm Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is reminding Colorado’s farmers and ranchers that beginning next Tuesday, April 15, they can sign up for livestock disaster assistance. Livestock disaster programs are a key part of the recently-passed Farm Bill to help ranchers incurring loss...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his Senate colleagues to take up and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help close the pay gap between women and men working the same jobs. Today marks Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the pr...

Bennet Wind PTC Amendment Included in Tax Extenders Bill

New Draft of Bill Includes Two-Year Extension

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) have secured an amendment to extend the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) for two years in the bipartisan tax extenders bill. The amendment was included in an updated draft released by the Senate Finance Committee this morning prior to its cons...

Bennet Introduces Amendment to Increase Solar Energy Development

Amendment Mirrors Bipartisan Bill to Extend Tax Incentives to Solar Projects Under Construction

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced an amendment to the bipartisan tax extenders bill to allow more solar companies to benefit from the tax advantages of investing in solar projects. The amendment, which mirrored the bipartisan bill Bennet introduced with Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) in February, would allow firms...