Bennet, Colleagues Urge Leadership to Bring 2012 Farm Bill to Senate Floor

Senators Push for Timely Consideration to Provide Certainty to Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his colleagues in the Senate Agriculture Committee in urging Senate leadership to take up the 2012 farm bill for consideration. In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the senators asked for timely consideration of the bill that affects million...

Bennet Applauds House Passage of Chimney Rock Legislation

Bill Would Designate Chimney Rock as a National Monument

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement on the passage of the Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton, passed with broad bipartisan support. Bennet has introduced a similar version in the Senate that is cosponsor...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement on the signing of the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement (CRCA) between Denver Water, Grand and Summit Counties, and the Clinton Ditch and Reservoir Company “Today’s signatures on the cooperative agreement mark a significant step towards the...

Bennet, Udall, Senate Colleagues Continue Push for Full Funding for PILT, SRS Programs

Letter to Transportation Bill Conference Committee Urges for Program Extensions to Help Cash-Strapped Rural Counties

Continuing their push to support rural communities, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today joined 25 of their Senate colleagues in pushing for full funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. Both were included in the transporta...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and officials from the U.S. Forest Service heard numerous southwest Coloradans express overwhelming support for national monument designation for Chimney Rock today at a public listening session convened by the U.S. Forest Service. The meeting was intended to collect local input on the best path...

Bennet Statement on Administration's Announcement to Hold Public Meeting on Designating Chimney Rock a National Monument

Announcement Comes on Heels of Bennet-Led Letter to President Urging Him to Begin Dialogue with Community on National Monument Designation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement regarding the Administration’s announcement that it will to hold a public meeting in Pagosa Springs May 11 to explore the possibility of declaring Chimney Rock a national monument. This announcement comes on the heels of a Bennet-led letter asking Pre...

Bennet Statement on Failure of Bill to Prevent Student Loan Rates from Doubling

Without Congressional Action, Student Loan Rates Will Double in July for More Than 166,000 College Students in Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after a bill that would have prevented interest rates on student loans from doubling in July from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent failed in a Senate procedural vote. “It’s disappointing that a minority of senators chose to block a bill that would h...