Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the bombing attacks that occurred near the finish line of yesterday’s 117th Boston Marathon. “Our thoughts are with the victims and their friends and families as they grieve the tragic loss of life, including that of a young child. For those injure...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the confirmation of Sally Jewell as the new Interior Secretary. “It’s no surprise Sally Jewell received overwhelming support in the Senate. She has demonstrated a commitment to conservation, along with the recognition that many of our public land...

President's Budget Includes Key Components of Clean Energy Race to the Top

Will Help States Grow Clean Energy Economy, Create Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the inclusion of competitive grant program to encourage states to invest in energy efficiency and distributed generation, among other energy advancements . The program is similar to the Clean Energy Race to the Top Act Bennet introduced last month. “I’m glad to see th...

USDA Designates 9 Colorado Counties as Disaster Areas Due to Drought

Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for USDA Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated nine Colorado counties as contiguous natural disaster areas due to persistent drought conditions. The designations make farmers and ranchers eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency. The nine Colorado counties...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and 26 other senators to reintroduce the Safe Chemicals Act to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products. The bill makes reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and provides the Environmen...

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Services

Bill Includes Bennet Provisions to Identify and Help At-Risk Students, Improve Mental Health Care and Awareness, and Reduce Red Tape that Prevents Treatment

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined several colleagues to introduce a bill to improve mental health services through better awareness, prevention, and identification of mental health conditions and to connect children with services to help them get appropriate treatment. The comprehensive bill reauthorizes and improve...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on today’s Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement that it will suspend several oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area until April 1, 2014. Suspending the leases prevents any development activity, pauses the 10-year deadline private lease...

Bennet Launches Colorado Panel On Veterans Mental Health

Panel Comes at Recommendation of Bennet's Veterans Working Group

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today launched the first meeting of a panel organized to take a comprehensive look at mental health issues affecting veterans, with the specific goal of reducing the high rate of veteran suicide. This panel, comprised of mental health and medical professionals, members of the military and expert...