Includes Bennet-Backed Provisions to Help Farmers, Ranchers, Sportsmen Also Includes Measures to Improve Conservation Programs, Crop Insurance, Focus on Water Quantity The U.S. Senate today cleared a procedural hurdle and voted 90-8 to proceed with the 2012 Farm Bill, which includes several Bennet-backed provisions and amendme...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced the United States Forest Service (USFS) has awarded the Pagosa Area Biomass Long-Term Stewardship Contract to J.R. Ford and the Pagosa Land Company. The 10-year contract will allow the company to extract forest material designated by USFS for removal to promote fo...

Bennet: All Coloradans Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

Minority of Senators Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act. Bennet is an original cosponsor of the bill that would provide women with strengthened tools to negotiate fair wages and establish protections for women who file complaints of gender-based pay di...

More Colorado Business, Municipal Leaders Push for Patent Office in Denver as Decision Looms

Accelerate Colorado Letter to Commerce Secretary Makes Case for Denver

Accelerate Colorado, a partnership between businesses and local governments in Colorado, has sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson expressing the organization’s strong support for the establishment of a satellite office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Colorado. The letter is part of a continuing...

With 1 Month Left, Bennet Renews Call 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

With only a month left before student loan rates double for undergraduate college students across the country, including more than 166,000 in Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement, renewing his call on Congress to block interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans from increasing. The c...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on U.S. House passage of the Food and Drug Administration bill: “Bringing the FDA into the 21st century is critical for families across Colorado and the country who want to be sure that the drugs in their medicine cabinets will help, not harm them and the...