Bennet, Udall Praise Decision to Provide Health Benefits to Firefighters

Many Federal Firefighters are Temporary Employees, Don't Receive Benefits

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today released the following statements praising the joint Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Department of Interior announcement that temporary federal firefighters, many whom are fighting or have fought the recent wildfires in Colorado, will have access to...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that will modernize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA Safety and Innovation Act includes several Bennet-backed provisions to improve drug safety, bring breakthrough treatments to patients...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of the Hutchinson family on a tour of the Hutchinson Ranch, a working ranch that has been owned and operated by the family since 1866 and is now being preserved for ranching by a conservation easement. “This ranch is a great example of how Colorado farming and ranchi...

Bennet Begins Community Conversation to Protect Gunnison Public Lands at Oh Be Joyful Campground

Launches Page on His Website for Community's Ideas, Comments on Proposals

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet heard from the Gunnison community today on proposals to protect local public lands. Crested Butte Mayor Aaron Huckstep, Gunnison Mayor Jonathan Houck, Gunnison County Commissioners and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management attended the event at Oh Be Jo...

Bennet, Udall Announce Colorado Counties Eligible for Drought Assistance

Drought Conditions Threatening Crops, Livestock, and Rural Communities

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 62 of Colorado’s 64 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, excessive heat, and high winds since the beginning of the year. The other two counties have been nam...

Bennet Tours Forest Health, Fire Prevention Efforts in Summit County

Bennet Fought for Provisions in Senate-passed Farm Bill to Combat Bark Beetle Epidemic

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited the Wildernest neighborhood and toured forest areas in Summit County, where efforts to improve forest health and mitigate the bark beetle epidemic are underway. Forests in Summit County have been some of the hardest hit by the beetle crisis. Bennet was joined by Summit County Commi...
Bennet Authored Amendment to Create to New Satellite Patent Offices – Led Efforts to Bring Office to Colorado Expected to Bring Hundreds of Jobs and Millions in Economic Activity Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on news that the U.S. Department of Commerce will open a new U.S. Pat...