Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, led U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) in a letter urging the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to share information about its plan to implement the $10 billion in funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to address a backlog of forest management needs.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Welcome Over $18 Million to Deploy High-Speed Internet Across Eastern Colorado

Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Bring High-Speed Internet to Families, Farms, and Businesses Across Nine Counties

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed a $18.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, Inc. to deploy a fiber-optic network to connect families, farms, businesses, and educational facilities in nine Colorado counties.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Michael Kubayanda to prioritize improvements to on-time delivery, service, and operations as they implement the Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA), which will save the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) $45 billion over ten years.

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Neguse Applaud Waiver Allowing Colorado to Directly Administer Marshall Fire Recovery Funds

Lawmakers Had Urged Administration to Allow Colorado to Distribute Marshall Fire Recovery Funds

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and Colorado U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse celebrated the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to allow the State of Colorado to directly administer $6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for recovery from the Marshall Fire.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined Bill Long, Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board president, Patrick Fischer, Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Area Manager, Jim Broderick, Executive Director of Southeastern Water Conservancy District, Seth Clayton, Executive Director of Pueblo Water, and Rick Jones, General Manager of May Valley Water, in Pueblo to celebrate the announcement of $60 million in new funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to support the completion of the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) to provide Coloradans with a secure and safe supply of water.

Bennet Secures Provisions in Upcoming National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet’s Provisions Would Bolster American Leadership in Space, Close Gaps in National Security, Support Wildfire Prevention

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), secured key provisions in the pending National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23).