Mineral Leasing Revenues Help Communities Provide Critical Services Bill Follows Announcement That Payments Will Continue to be Delayed in Future Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced that they will introduce a bill to ensure that royalty payments owed to Colorado and other states, mostly from th...

Bennet Meets with Farmers, Discusses Need to Fix Our Immigration System

Continues Bipartisan Push to Fix Broken System for Rural Coloradans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today met with farmers on the Hanagan family-owned farm to discuss the need to fix our broken immigration system. The current complicated and inefficient visa system has made it difficult for farmers to get the seasonal workers they need, forcing them to watch crops die in the field. Bennet wa...

Bennet Tours Cheraw School, Highlights Need for Quality Education System

Meets with Students, Teachers, School Officials to Discuss Challenges Facing Rural Schools

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited the P-12 Cheraw School, where he met with students, teachers, school leaders, and members of the community to discuss the unique challenges rural schools confront, including limited resources and difficulty attracting teachers. “We have a responsibility to our kids and gran...

Bennet Tours Holly School with Former Governor Romer

Meets with Students, Teachers, School Officials to Discuss Challenges Facing Rural Schools

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today toured Holly’s new K-12 school building with former Governor Roy Romer. Holly is Governor Romer’s hometown. During the tour, Bennet and Romer visited with students, teachers, and regional school officials, and discussed the unique challenges rural schools face, including limi...

Bennet Listens to Local Producers about Farm Bill

Recently selected to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, Bennet will take voices back to Washington

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with former Governor Roy Romer, today met with local farmers, ranchers, and agriculture group leaders at the John Deere dealership in Lamar to discuss the Farm Bill, which expires at the end of September. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Bennet helped write a bip...

Bennet Talks Agriculture Exports at Beyond Colorado Roundtable

Discussed Importance of Exports for Rural Economic Development

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sat down with leaders from Colorado’s agriculture and rural communities in addition to local farmers and ranchers to discuss trade priorities and the critical part agricultural exports play in our state’s economy. Bennet was joined by Director of the Colorado Wheat Administrati...

Bennet Tours Farms in Southeastern Colorado Suffering from Drought

Discusses Urgent Need to Pass Long-Term Farm Bill to Help Producers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited three farms in Southeast Colorado to see first-hand the effects of the ongoing severe drought conditions. Bennet met with former Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Stulp, who is currently a policy advisor to the Governor, Jenny Peterson, Farm Programs Chief for the Colorado ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a former Fort Carson soldier, on being awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony today at the White House. “Staff Sgt. Ty Carter embodies the values that make this country great – selflessness, fearlessness, and courage,” Bennet s...