Agency Publishes Guidance on Licensing Standards, Requirements
Oct 09, 2014
Bennet helped write the drug supply chain security provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act, which are based off a bill he introduced with Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) last year after working to find consensus for several years.
Producers Eligible for Assistance from Farm Service Agency
Oct 08, 2014
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight Colorado counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe freezes that occurred between December 4, 2013 and May 15, 2014.
USDA Announces Expanded Eligibility for Farm Loans, Seeks Producers Feedback
Oct 07, 2014
Along with raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000, USDA is also working to simplify the lending process, update the "farming experience" requirements, and expand the types of entities that are eligible.
In light of the U.S. Forest Service’s clarification of its plans to require permits for filming and photography in designated wilderness areas, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet pledged to closely monitor the agency’s final ruling to ensure it respects access to public lands and adheres to the constitutional rights o...
Grant Will Help Recruit, Prepare, Retain Rural and Urban Teachers
Sep 26, 2014
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the University of Colorado Denver has won a five-year grant totaling $8,523,405 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Quality Partnership Grant program. CU Denver will use the grant to fund its NxtGEN Teacher Preparation Program and recruit, prepare, and reta...
Grant to Help Train STEM Teachers in Rural Colorado
Sep 25, 2014
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), which runs the Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, in partnership with Adams State University has won a five-year grant totaling $2,906,833 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Quality Partnership Grant p...
The U.S. Senate last week passed a bipartisan bill to expedite the consolidation of federal data centers that could save up to $3 billion in taxpayer dollars. The bill sets hard deadlines and requires federal agencies that have yet to act on consolidation initiatives to conduct inventories and implement consolidation strategies. In...
Announcement follows Bennet letters conveying concerns of Colorado brewers and producers
Sep 19, 2014
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed revised regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding spent brewers grains, water quality, and soil amendments. Bennet requested revisions to the regulations after hearing concerns from Colorado producers and brewers. He wrote Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the ...