Bennet Amends Farm Bill to Strengthen Conservation Easements

Provision Helps More Farmers, Ranchers Preserve Land and Resources

The U.S. Senate last night adopted a bipartisan amendment introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, that will provide landowners and producers with more incentives and opportunities to enter into conservation easements. The amendment was cosponsored by Senators Mark Udall (D-...

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi Joins Effort to Open Patent Office in Colorado

Reflects Growing Regional Support for Colorado

Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi has joined a growing and regional chorus of supporters to establish a satellite office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Colorado. Enzi expressed his support in letter to David Kappos, director of the patent office, which reinforced Colorado’s case as the best location for a new...

With Student Vets Facing Hardships, Bennet Proposes Modified VA Debt Repayment Terms

Change Would Make it Easier for Veterans to Stay in College and Continue their Education

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to change the VA’s policy regarding the manner in which student veterans must repay GI Bill benefit overpayments. Bennet’s proposed change would make it easier for veterans to complete their education. Currently, there are t...

Bennet Praises Administration's Decision to Grant Deferred Action for DREAM Act Kids

Those Who Meet Specified Criteria will be Eligible to Attend School, Work without Threat of Deportation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the Administration’s decision to grant “deferred action” to immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act. Effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, an...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded an agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and private land owner Louis Bacon that protects nearly 90,000 acres for landscape and wildlife conservation purposes in the San Luis Valley. The agreement is the largest conservation easement the Fish and Wildlife Service has ena...

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, ...