Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following joint statement regarding the pharmaceutical drug distribution security provisions included in the FDA user fee bill that the Senate began debating this week. This is intended to set forth aspects of a uniform, national traceability framework and allow f...

Senate Begins Debate on FDA User Fee Bill with Bennet Provisions

Includes Bennet Measures to Improve Drug Safety, Bring Breakthrough Treatments to Patients Quicker, Advance Medical Device Innovation and Avoid Critical Drug Shortages

The U.S. Senate today began debate on a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill includes several Bennet provisions aimed at improving drug safety, bringing breakthrough treatments to patients more quickly, advancing medical device innovations and preventing critical drug shortages. “T...

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Leadership to Bring 2012 Farm Bill to Senate Floor

Senators Push for Timely Consideration to Provide Certainty to Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his colleagues in the Senate Agriculture Committee in urging Senate leadership to take up the 2012 farm bill for consideration. In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the senators asked for timely consideration of the bill that affects million...

Bennet Applauds House Passage of Chimney Rock Legislation

Bill Would Designate Chimney Rock as a National Monument

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement on the passage of the Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton, passed with broad bipartisan support. Bennet has introduced a similar version in the Senate that is cosponsor...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement on the signing of the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement (CRCA) between Denver Water, Grand and Summit Counties, and the Clinton Ditch and Reservoir Company “Today’s signatures on the cooperative agreement mark a significant step towards the...

Bennet, Udall, Senate Colleagues Continue Push for Full Funding for PILT, SRS Programs

Letter to Transportation Bill Conference Committee Urges for Program Extensions to Help Cash-Strapped Rural Counties

Continuing their push to support rural communities, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today joined 25 of their Senate colleagues in pushing for full funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. Both were included in the transporta...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and officials from the U.S. Forest Service heard numerous southwest Coloradans express overwhelming support for national monument designation for Chimney Rock today at a public listening session convened by the U.S. Forest Service. The meeting was intended to collect local input on the best path...