Six members of the Colorado Congressional delegation are urging Senate and House Agriculture Committee leaders to pass a five-year Farm Bill. In a letter today, the bipartisan group of Colorado members called the bill crucial for farmers, ranchers, and rural economies across the state. Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and M...

Bennet Leads Effort to Strengthen Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Bennet, joined by 18 colleagues, sent a letter urging strengthened conservation programs to help farmers and ranchers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led 18 colleagues in urging the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture to strengthen conservation programs authorized in the Farm Bill. In a letter late last week, Bennet and colleagues wrote to the committee’s chairman, Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas and ranking member, Roy Blunt of ...

Bennet, Udall Fight to Secure Tools, Programs Needed to Fight Wildfires, Protect Communities

Legislation Would Support Public-Private Partnerships that Create Jobs, Reduce Fuel Loads on Public Lands

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced legislation today to permanently reauthorize Stewardship Contracting authority for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. The contracts support public-private partnerships that create Colorado jobs, reduce fuel loads on public lands and allow the pr...

Bennet, Franken Push for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education

Bill Would Help Attract and Support High-Caliber School Leaders

Colorado U.S. Senator joined Senator Al Franken (D-MN) today to reintroduce the School Principal Recruitment and Training Act, which would create a new competitive grant program to recruit, support, and prepare high-caliber aspiring and current principals to lead high-need schools. Research at the University of Minnesota shows th...

Bennet, Tipton Reintroduce Companion Bills to Preserve Hermosa Creek Watershed

Bill Would Protect More Than 100,000 Acres in San Juan National Forest, Designate 38,000 acres of new Wilderness

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Scott Tipton are introducing a bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The bill would establish management for the Hermosa Creek Watershed based on recommendations from the Hermosa Creek ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding the April 24 Remembrance Day of the Armenian Genocide. The genocide took place between 1915 and 1923 at the end of the Ottoman Empire: “Nearly a century after the tragedy that befell the Armenian people in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, we...

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Sodsaver Prairie Protection Act

Bill Modifies Crop Insurance to Save Taxpayers $200 million, Preserves Habitats for Pheasants, Ducks and Other Wildlife

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today to introduce a bill that would modify crop insurance premium assistance for insured crops grown on native sod converted to cropland. The Congressional Budget Office projects that this bill coul...

Bennet, Portman Reintroduce CAREER Act

Renew Efforts to Enhance Accountability and Ensure That Workers Are Being Trained to Fill Jobs in Industries That Have Openings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the Careers Through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act, renewing a push to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. Federal job training programs can be a valuable tool to help j...