Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on Mexico’s decision to open up trade markets to U.S. potato growers. “This agreement is a great victory for Colorado’s hardworking potato farmers. Mexico is the United States’ t...

Bennet Visits Rocky Ford to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Latest in series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

This morning, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at Colorado State University’s Otero County Extension Office to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on future priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of ...

Bennet Joins Local Veterans to Visit Future Site of Southern Colorado Veterans Cemetery

Cemetery is the result of years of work between lawmakers, veterans, and local communities

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined local veterans and stakeholders to visit the site of the future Southern Colorado Veterans Cemetery. Following years of bipartisan work by Bennet, Senator Mark Udall, and Congressman Doug Lamborn, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced at the end of January that i...

9-Year Old Cystic Fibrosis Patient Talks with Bennet About "Miracle Drug"?

Drug receiving expedited approval to treat more patients thanks to Bennet's bipartisan "breakthrough therapy"? provision

Yesterday, Senator Michael Bennet visited 9-year old Annelise Heinicke at her elementary school classroom to talk to her about living with cystic fibrosis (CF), the drug that is improving her quality of life, and a new FDA designation that will allow it to help more people more quickly. Annelise was diagnosed with a rare form of ...

Bennet, Colorado Congressional Delegation Requests Flexibility from HUD for Flood Recovery Projects

Supports Governor's Waiver Requests to Fund Urgent Recovery Projects

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the Colorado Congressional delegation today requested flexibility from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help finance urgent flood recovery projects before the spring snowmelt. Following the most recent infusion of $199 million from HUD’s Community Develop...

Bennet, Udall, Tipton Join Governor, Pueblo Leaders Urging EPA to Assist in Smelter Cleanup

Lawmakers request Superfund designation to remove lead and arsenic contamination

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include the Colorado Smelting Company site in Pueblo in the EPA’s Superfund program. The EPA Superfund program was established to clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites. Governo...

Senators Urge Further Clarity and Transparency from FDA on Medical Mobile Apps

Bipartisan group seeks regulatory certainty to ensure consumer access and continued innovation

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the FDA to provide further clarity and transparency in its policy regarding medical mobile apps. Senators Michael Bennet, Orrin Hatch, Tom Harkin, Lamar Alexander, Mark Warner, and Richard Burr urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to further clarify rules for medical software appli...

Bennet Visits Cortez to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage

Latest in series of statewide meetings to share information on bill

This afternoon, Senator Michael Bennet held a community meeting at the Dolores Water Conservancy District to discuss the recently passed Farm Bill, which he worked with Coloradans to help write and finalize. He also heard input on future priorities for the state’s farmers and ranchers. As a member of the Senate Agriculture ...

Bennet Joins Undersecretary Bonnie, NRCS, Water Officials for Snowpack Measurements on Berthoud Pass

Snowpack Measurements crucial for determining western water supply

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, snow surveyors from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local water managers to do a manual reading of the state’s snowpack. The group also visited the site of an automatic SNOTEL measurement...