Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, released the statement below following the release of the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better budget, which includes a historic $40 billion investment over the next decade in America’s forests.

Bennet, Cornyn Call on Congress to Drastically Reimagine America’s Mental and Behavioral Health Care System

New White Paper Outlines Senators’ Bold Vision for Significantly Reforming Mental Health In America in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), members of the Senate Finance Committee, released “A Bold Vision for America’s Mental Well-being,” a white paper outlining a new framework for reimagining and redesigning how mental and behavioral health care is delivered in the United States.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hosted a roundtable discussion at Friends Park Pavilion in Alamosa with the Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley, Mayor Ty Coleman, Alamosa County Commissioner Lori Laske, school administrators, the Alamosa County Human Services Director, and parents about how Colorado families and kids are benefiting from the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Bennet Hears From Local Leaders About Forest Restoration Projects Near Durango That Would Benefit From His Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act

Bennet is Pushing For Robust Forest Restoration and Wildfire Resilience Investments in the Build Back Better Budget

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, met with local leaders and discussed current forestry projects near Durango that would benefit from his Outdoor Restoration Partnerships Act, a $60 billion investment in forest restoration, wildfire prevention, and watershed protection.

ICYMI: NEW YORK TIMES: Democrats Hit the Road to Sell Big Spending Bills as Republicans Attack

“Standing alongside Clear Creek...Senator Michael Bennet delivered his pitch for $60 billion in new spending to protect the state’s forests and watersheds against recurring fires and their widespread impact”

On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s “Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act” (ORPA) Tour through Colorado communities to push for the passage of his legislation to invest $60 billion in forests and watersheds in the Build Back Better Budget.

Bennet Announces $400,000 Award to Strengthen Emergency Medical Services Training in Rural Colorado Communities

Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District in Woodland Park and Upper Pine River Fire Protection District in Bayfield Will Both Receive a $200,000 Grant

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that Colorado will receive $400,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help strengthen emergency medical services (EMS) training in areas of rural Colorado.

Bennet Hosts Child Tax Credit Roundtable Discussion in Jefferson County

Bennet, Participants Discussed How the Expanded Child Tax Credit Could Help Cover Expenses for Families & Kids

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hosted a roundtable discussion at MindSpark Learning in Lakewood with Mile High United Way, a small business owner in the medical community, and parents about how Colorado families and kids are benefiting from the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Bennet, Hickenlooper Join Bipartisan Group Calling on VA to Address Effect of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

Senators Call on VA to Increase Outreach to Veterans of Afghanistan and the Global War on Terrorism Providing Access to Mental Health Services and Care

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) joined a bipartisan group of 33 additional senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism – especially those who served in Afghanistan – to provide them with mental and behavioral health resources.