Sportsmen's Amendment to Farm Bill Includes Bennet Bowhunting Provision Backed by Colorado Sportsmen

Sportsmen's Act of 2012 Contains Package of Hunting, Fishing, Conservation Bills

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012, a package of hunting, fishing and conservation bills, has been filed as an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill. The amendment, which Bennet has cosponsored, includes his provision to allow bowhunters with archery equipment to cross national pa...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall congratulated 56 rural counties throughout Colorado on receiving more than $27.7 million under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The funds will be used to help rural communities that contain nontaxable federal land within their jurisdictions provide critical services, ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the Larimer County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is coordinating resources for veterans displaced by the High Park Fire. DAV’s natural disaster fund supports hotel stays for veterans who are out of their homes. Veterans in Northern Colorado who have been displac...

Bennet Statement on High Park Fire

Calls for Passage of Stewardship Contracting Projects in Farm Bill, Purchase of New Tankers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the High Park Fire in Larimer County. The fire, which continues to grow, has taken one life and burned more than 41,000 acres. “As crews work tirelessly to contain the fire, our main concern is the safety of Larimer County residents. Those close to t...
Includes Bennet-Backed Provisions to Help Farmers, Ranchers, Sportsmen Also Includes Measures to Improve Conservation Programs, Crop Insurance, Focus on Water Quantity The U.S. Senate today cleared a procedural hurdle and voted 90-8 to proceed with the 2012 Farm Bill, which includes several Bennet-backed provisions and amendme...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced the United States Forest Service (USFS) has awarded the Pagosa Area Biomass Long-Term Stewardship Contract to J.R. Ford and the Pagosa Land Company. The 10-year contract will allow the company to extract forest material designated by USFS for removal to promote fo...

Bennet: All Coloradans Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

Minority of Senators Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act. Bennet is an original cosponsor of the bill that would provide women with strengthened tools to negotiate fair wages and establish protections for women who file complaints of gender-based pay di...