Bennet, Hoeven Introduce Legislation to Develop Sensible Rules Around the Transportation of Agricultural Goods

Bipartisan bill delays ELD enforcement until regulatory reforms are proposed

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) this week introduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a multi-stakeholder working group to reform U.S. Department of Transportation regulations regarding Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules. The bill would delay enforcement of the ELD rule until the Transportation Secretary proposes reforms.

Bennet Applauds Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation would mean vital investments and certainty for U.S. providers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the 2018 Farm Bill ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled bill markup.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with a bipartisan group of senators, this week sent a letter to the Trump administration raising concerns about China’s attempts to undermine democratic institutions in the United States and supplant American leadership and alliances abroad. The senators called on the administration to develop a comprehensive strategy to counter Chinese actions, which aim to manipulate public discourse and democratic institutions in support of China’s interests.

Bennet, Bipartisan Group of Senators Demand Administration Release Water Safety Report

Senators: Communities must have access to the facts to ensure levels of PFAS in local drinking water are safe

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with a bipartisan group of 11 Senators, this week demanded the administration release the results of a study regarding what levels of certain chemicals are safe in drinking water. According to recent news reports, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to block the release of results from a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study on the toxic Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS are a class of toxic chemicals used in manufacturing that have been linked to a variety of cancers and serious health conditions.

Bennet, Colleagues Open Inquiry on President Trump's Reckless Comments on Jobs Report

Call for Investigation to Identify if Anyone Obtained or Used Nonpublic Market-Moving Information for Private Gain

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), today sent letters to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reckless comments on market-moving economic data prior to their public release. The senators noted that this was a violation of federal guidelines and asked the SEC and CFTC to investigate whether any person or corporate entity was able to obtain and use market-moving information before the official release and questioned BLS about the controls it has in place to keep the data confidential. They also pressed the CEA on what additional steps the Administration will take to ensure that no one is taking advantage of the prerelease data for private gain.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today announced that Mountain View Electric Association, headquartered in Limon, will receive an $82.1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build 197 miles of electric line, improve 197 miles of electric line, and make other system improvements in rural communities. The loan amount also includes $2 million for smart grid projects.