Bennet Congratulates Sierra Nevada Corporation on NASA Contract

Dream Chaser Program Selected by NASA Commercial Crew Program

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Sierra Nevada Corporation and its Dream Chaser Program on being selected by NASA for a third round of funding as part of the Commercial Crew Program. United Launch Alliance of Centennial and AdamWorks of Centennial were part of the winning bid. The team expects the contract t...

Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges FEMA to Expand Wildfire Disaster Declaration

Declaration Would Make Communities affected by High Park, Waldo Canyon, Woodland Heights, Last Chance Fires Eligible for Federal Assistance

The Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter today to Administrator Craig Fugate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking that he expand the disaster declaration to provide public assistance for communities that were affected by Larimer County’s Woodland Heights Fire and Washington County’s Last Chance F...

Bennet Asks Coloradans to Comment on Draft Thompson Divide Bill

Draft Bill Prepared at Request of Ranchers, Local Governments, Follows Meetings with Stakeholders

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is asking for Coloradans’ feedback on his website on a draft bill for the management of Thompson Divide. Bennet’s draft bill offers a middle ground solution to the ongoing conversation about Thompson Divide’s future. It presents an option that would withdraw unleased public ...

Wind PTC Wins Major Victory

Senate Finance Committee Includes 1-Year Extension in Tax Extenders

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised the inclusion of an extension of the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) in a tax extenders bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee today. Yesterday, Bennet led a bipartisan letter, signed by Mark Udall, to the chairman and ranking member of the Finance Committee urging them to i...

Bennet Applauds Final Congressional Approval of Iran Sanctions Bill

Bill Maintains Bennet-Menendez Amendment to Improve Reporting Requirements on Iran's Energy Sector to Monitor Effectiveness of Sanctions

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following final Congressional approval of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, which includes an amendment, led by Bennet and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that will improve reporting requirements on Iran’s energy sector to monitor the effectiveness o...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on House passage of a bill that would help open access to the Manitou Incline Trail. The bill was introduced by U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. “Access to public lands is one of the reasons people both move to and visit the Pikes Peak region. Developing a safe Ma...

Failure to Act on Farm Bill, Postal Reform Hurting Rural Communities

Both Bills Passed Senate with Bipartisan Support

House leadership yesterday announced it would not consider the 2012 Farm Bill before going home for the August district work period. It would instead pass an emergency drought assistance package that would make drastic cuts to important conservation programs for Colorado. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling on House lea...

Colorado Families Receive $27 Million in Health Insurance Rebates

All Reimbursements Required to be Rebated by Tomorrow

Families in Colorado are receiving over $27 million in reimbursements from their health insurance companies because of a provision, known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule, in the Affordable Care Act. The provision requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical care and quality or reimburse the...