Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the Department of Defense (DOD) to cover the costs of National Guard Units performing disaster relief and recovery operations in Colorado during the government shutdown. Bennet and a group of Republican and Democratic Senators urged the Secretary of Defense to pick up the cost for the Nat...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) announcement that it is waiving certain low-income housing limitations for victims of Colorado’s recent floods. The decision will allow owners and operators of low-income housing facilities to provide temporary emergency housing to ...

Bennet, Udall Request USDA Expedite Flood Assistance

Emphasizes Resources Must Be Deployed, Even if the Government Shuts Down

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today requested the U.S. Department of Agriculture expedite emergency resources to help Colorado communities recover from the recent floods. Federal resources through the USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and the Environmen...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Passage of Deficit-Neutral Bill to Eliminate Cap on Emergency Road Funding for Colorado in Wake of Devastating Flooding

Legislation Will Allow Colorado Department of Transportation to Repair Roads, Highways, Bridges Damaged by Recent Flood

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the U.S. Senate passage today of their legislation to remove a cap on the amount of emergency transportation funds Colorado can access to repair the state's battered roads, bridges and highways in the wake of the recent flooding. The bill, the Deficit Neutral Infrastructure Disas...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee senators to applaud the House passage of a bill to track all prescription drugs from the point they are manufactured to the drug store and to provide better oversight of compounding pharmacies. The senat...
Twenty-two vets commit suicide daily; Bennet-commissioned report aims to address issue September is Suicide Prevention Month U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recognized Suicide Prevention Month today by urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with him to address the staggering number of suicides committed by veterans...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following his vote to avoid a government shutdown and support the Senate’s Continuing Resolution to keep the government running after September 30. “There is no way that any Mayor or any City Council in Colorado would show up for work and say we mig...

Senate Passes Bennet-Alexander Bill to Reduce Premature Births

PREEMIE Reauthorization Act will help reduce infant deaths and disabilities through increased research and prevention of premature births

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised the Senate passage and urged swift House action on their bill to reduce infant deaths and disabilities by expanding research, education, and intervention activities...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee senators to announce that they have reached an agreement with health policy leaders in the House of Representatives on a bill to track all prescription drugs from the point they are manufactured to the dr...