Bennet Applauds Hitachi Data Systems Announcement

Hitachi Will Bring New Office to Douglas County, Create Hundreds of Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the announcement by Hitachi Data Systems that it will open a new office in Douglas County that is expected to employ between 300 and 500 individuals. “This is great news for our state and underscores a pattern of tech companies choosing to relocate to Colorado, bringing hundred...

Bennet, Udall Welcome EWP Funding, Pledge to Continue Fight for More Resources

Recently-announced funding is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to deal with after-effects of wildfires

On the heels of news that Colorado has received nearly $2.5 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall vowed to continue fighting for additional resources. “Our state's watersheds and water infrastructure are critical to delivering clean drinking water ...

Bennet Praises Education Department Grants to Colorado School Districts

Funds Will Help School Districts Attract, Retain Great Teachers, Principals

In response to the announcement that two Colorado school districts have received multi-million dollar grants through the Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, issued the following statement: “Our future depends on our teache...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today released the following statements regarding the announcement that the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange will receive a $43,486,747 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help establish the state’s health insurance exchange. HHS is awarding...

Bennet, Udall Announce Federal Grant for Spaceport, Applaud Statewide Collaboration

Feasibility Study First Step in Process of Bringing Spaceport to Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced today the approval of $200,000 in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to conduct a feasibility study on locating a spaceport in Denver. The application is part of a collaborative public-private push to establish a spaceport in Colorado. The feasi...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the decision by House leadership to adjourn until the election without passing the 2012 Farm Bill, which would provide much-needed assistance to farmers and ranchers nationwide experiencing severe drought conditions. The Senate passed its bill in June with bro...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after Congress adjourned until the election without extending the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). The credit, which is set to expire at the end of the year, is vital to thousands of Colorado jobs associated with wind energy development projects. &ldquo...
Bill Would Protect and Enhance Opportunities for Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting Includes Bennet Bowhunting Provision Backed by Colorado Sportsmen Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded Senate action to advance a bill that would protect and enhance opportunities for hunting, fishing, and shooting. The procedural vote...

Bennet Celebrates Chimney Rock National Monument

Bennet Led Efforts in Congress, Pushed the Administration for Monument Status

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of the administration, including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, as well as local and tribal leaders to celebrate the Presidential Proclamation designating Chimney Rock a national monument. President Obama signed the proclamation earlier...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Amendment to Rescue Funding for Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Program Provides Critical Support to Restore Watersheds Damaged in Wildfires

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced an amendment to the U.S. House of Representative’s proposal to keep the government running for the next six months, commonly called the Continuing Resolution, to secure emergency funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The amendment seeks to provide $27....