Bennet's Forest Health Bills Included in Senate Farm Bill

Bill Includes Bennet-Introduced Measures to Streamline Forest Insect and Disease Treatments, Reauthorize Stewardship Contracting

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the inclusion of two bills to improve forest health in a new draft of the Farm Bill draft unveiled by the Senate Agriculture Committee today. Bennet introduced both measures earlier this year and worked with the Committee to have them included in the comprehensive long-term Farm Bill. T...
Bill Includes Bennet Priorities to Improve Conservation Programs, Crop Insurance, Forest Health Committee Debate Scheduled to Begin Next Week The Senate Agriculture Committee today unveiled an updated draft of the 2013 Farm Bill and announced it would begin consideration of the bill next week. The bill includes several key prov...

Bennet, Udall Urge Health Centers to Apply for Federal Funds to Help Uninsured Coloradans Receive Affordable Coverage

More Than $3 Million Available to Help 17 Colorado Community Health Centers

Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) urged 17 Colorado community health centers to apply for funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made available today to help uninsured patients enroll for affordable health insurance coverage. HHS is allocating $150 million — $3,009,204 for Colora...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to provide a more stable flow of resources for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), which monitors animal-borne illnesses that pose significant threats to animal and public health, such as mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease. The Animal and Public Healt...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) announcement it will award contracts to five companies to provide a total of seven Next Generation air tankers for wildfire suppression. “While Colorado has enjoyed several surprise spring snowstorms that hav...

Colorado Leaders Urge FAA to Locate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Colorado

Leaders Pledge to Protect Public's Privacy, Constitutional Rights if Colorado Secures a Test Site

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, Gov. John Hickenlooper and five of Colorado's members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging it to select Colorado as one of six planned Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) testing sites. The bipartisan letter notes Colorado's "uniqu...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging Senate appropriators to support resources for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) programs and for wildfire prevention, suppression and mitigation efforts. In a letter late last week, Bennet wrote to Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ranking Member Lisa Mu...