Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the formal establishment of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area in the San Luis Valley, which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed today. The agreement was made possible by the donation of a nearly 77,000-acre conservation easement by Louis Bacon. “The San Luis Valley ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged officials at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reconsider proposed regulations that could block programs to help homeowners finance energy efficiency upgrades from moving forward. Bennet authored a letter along with Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Al Franken (D-MN), Jeff Mer...

Boulder Higher Education Leader Brings College Affordability Ideas to Washington

Bennet Invites Dr. David Longanecker to Testify before Senate HELP Committee

Dr. David Longanecker, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), joined Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today at a hearing on college affordability held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). Bennet invited Dr. Longanecker to share his ideas for how to impro...

Bennet Applauds Colorado Springs Business for Securing Education Technology Grant

Proposed Project Uses Technology to Help Individuals with Disabilities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised Colorado Springs business AbleLink for securing a $250,000 grant from the U.S. government. AbleLink, located in the Springs’ downtown core, uses technology to help individuals with disabilities, such as Autism and Down Syndrome, lead more independent lives. This specific project ...
Colorado farmers and ranchers joined producers from around the country at a rally at the U.S Capitol today to call on the House of Representatives to pass the 2012 Farm Bill. This week Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with the farmers, who are facing the worst drought in decades, and joined them in their call for passage ...
The Colorado Congressional delegation today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final approval of Colorado’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce regional haze pollution in Colorado’s national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA’s adoption of the state’s plan means the propo...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Today, we reflect on the tragic and infamous events that changed our nation forever on that fateful September morning. “Eleven years later, as we continue to recover and rebuild, the att...

Hutchinson Ranch in Chaffee County Secures Grant to Complete Conservation Easement

Bennet Supported Application for Resources to Complete Project's Final Phase

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the Trust for Public Land and Hutchinson Ranch in Chaffee County for securing a grant to complete the final phase of a 240-acre conservation easement project. “Hutchinson Ranch is a great example of how Colorado farming and ranching families can take advantage of conservation e...

FEMA Awards Colorado $1.3 Million for Urban Search and Rescue Team

Grant Will Help Train and Maintain Supplies for Colorado-Based Team

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the State of Colorado $1,365,608 to help train first responders and maintain supplies for the state’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. Colorado’s task force (CO-...