Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by designating the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer funds appropriated to U.S. military construction projects to pay for his border wall.
Colorado – Today, following the White House’s official announcement of the creation of U.S. Space Command, the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and Governor Jared Polis sent a new letter to the U.S. Department of Defense reiterating their call for the headquarters to be reestablished in Colorado.
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In New Letter, Bennet Requests Details on VA’s Implementation Plan for MISSION Act
Aug 15, 2019
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced he recently sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to express his concerns and request additional information about implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MISSION Act in Colorado.
Letter Urges Forest Service to Use New Funding and Tools to Invest in Colorado Forestry, Recreation, and Infrastructure Projects
Aug 12, 2019
After years of budget challenges at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) which have burdened towns and counties across Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, today urged the USFS to use the new funding and budget flexibility provided in the 2018 Omnibus federal spending bill and the new forest management authorities secured in the 2018 Farm Bill to invest in Colorado’s forests and watersheds.
Funding Provides Certainty for Rural Schools, Critical County Services in 43 Colorado Counties
Aug 06, 2019
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced he is a cosponsor of legislation to extend the U.S. Forest Service’s Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS) through Fiscal Year 2020.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agency to halt the expansion of Expedited Removal that went into effect last week, enabling DHS to rapidly deport certain individuals without due process protections, including the right to an attorney.
Bipartisan Letter Urges USDA to Immediately Implement Drought Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and Establish a Targeted Initiative for the West
Aug 01, 2019
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, led a bipartisan coalition of Western senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement water conservation tools that were included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law in December 2018.