Bennet, Udall Applaud Improvements to USDA Disaster Designation Process

Streamlined Process Will Bring Assistance to Farmers, Ranchers Quicker

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today applauded the announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the agency is implementing improvements to its disaster designation process that will deliver faster and more flexible assistance to farmers and ranchers devastated by natural disasters. “With seve...
A new report released today determines that national monument designation for the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area would double the economic impact Chimney Rock has on the region, bringing an additional $1.2 million to the area. The study was commissioned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The local community...

Bennet, Moran, Udall Continue Push for Wind Energy Tax Credit

Senators File Bipartisan Amendment to Small Business Jobs Bill to Extend Credit

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today filed an amendment to extend a wind energy tax credit that is set to expire at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to act. If the tax credit is not extended soon, thousands of jobs associated with wind energy development projects are at risk. Sen. Mark Udall is a cosp...

Bennet, Udall Praise Decision to Provide Health Benefits to Firefighters

Many Federal Firefighters are Temporary Employees, Don't Receive Benefits

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today released the following statements praising the joint Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Department of Interior announcement that temporary federal firefighters, many whom are fighting or have fought the recent wildfires in Colorado, will have access to...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that will modernize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA Safety and Innovation Act includes several Bennet-backed provisions to improve drug safety, bring breakthrough treatments to patients...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of the Hutchinson family on a tour of the Hutchinson Ranch, a working ranch that has been owned and operated by the family since 1866 and is now being preserved for ranching by a conservation easement. “This ranch is a great example of how Colorado farming and ranchi...