Bennet, Udall Introduce Amendment to Rescue Funding for Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Program Provides Critical Support to Restore Watersheds Damaged in Wildfires

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced an amendment to the U.S. House of Representative’s proposal to keep the government running for the next six months, commonly called the Continuing Resolution, to secure emergency funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The amendment seeks to provide $27....

USDA Expands Assistance for Drought-Stricken States

Bennet Urges House to Pass 2012 Farm Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it would make available an additional $11.8 million in assistance to help crop and livestock producers apply conservation practices that reduce the impacts of drought and improve soil health and productivity. “This...

Alexander-Bennet PREEMIE Act Advances in Senate

Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Preterm Births Passes Senate HELP Committee

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), today praised the passage of their bill in the committee to expand research, education, and intervention activities related to preterm birth. The PREEMIE Act will help reduce preterm bi...

Bennet Praises Decision to Designate Chimney Rock a National Monument

President Obama To Make Designation under Antiquities Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the decision by President Obama to designate Chimney Rock as a national monument. The president will use his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to make the designation. “Chimney Rock contains the rare combination of a spectacular geologic formation with extraordina...

Bennet Lauds New Reform to Encourage Wildlife Habitat Conservation, Protect Land Owners from New Regulation

Initiative will provide long-term regulatory predictability for rural Colorado farmers, ranchers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet praised a new partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that will allow farmers, ranchers, and forest owners who abide by wildlife conservation practices to protect their land and operations...
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet marked the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The festivities, which occur from September 15 to October 15, celebrate the many histories and cultures which make up the Latino community and the countless contributions Latinos have made to the country. “Colorado’s Latino ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the formal establishment of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area in the San Luis Valley, which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed today. The agreement was made possible by the donation of a nearly 77,000-acre conservation easement by Louis Bacon. “The San Luis Valley ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged officials at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reconsider proposed regulations that could block programs to help homeowners finance energy efficiency upgrades from moving forward. Bennet authored a letter along with Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Al Franken (D-MN), Jeff Mer...

Boulder Higher Education Leader Brings College Affordability Ideas to Washington

Bennet Invites Dr. David Longanecker to Testify before Senate HELP Committee

Dr. David Longanecker, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), joined Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today at a hearing on college affordability held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). Bennet invited Dr. Longanecker to share his ideas for how to impro...
Colorado farmers and ranchers joined producers from around the country at a rally at the U.S Capitol today to call on the House of Representatives to pass the 2012 Farm Bill. This week Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with the farmers, who are facing the worst drought in decades, and joined them in their call for passage ...