Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) have filed a bipartisan amendment to the cybersecurity bill to conserve energy, save taxpayer dollars and reduce government waste by requiring federal agencies to shut down needlessly duplicative federal data centers. Agencies have been instructed to develop conso...

Bennet Applauds Announcement of $69 Million Loan for Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative

Loan Will Help Provide High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has awarded a $69,396,000 loan to Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative, Inc. (CHI) in Colorado to launch a new private non-profit, consumer-governed health insurance company, called a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP). "The co-op will help provide m...

In Face of Worst Drought in Decades, Bennet and Udall Call on House to Pass Farm Bill

Senators Send Letter to House Leadership Urging Passage of Vital Resources

In the face of the worst drought in 50 years, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are urging the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to take up and pass the 2012 Farm Bill which includes vital resources to assist farmers and ranchers suffering from the drought. In the letter to House Speaker John Boeh...

Bennet Accepts 'Best of Congress' Award for Support of Working Parents

Bipartisan Group of 30 Lawmakers Honored by Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media

Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media today announced Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is being recognized for demonstrating leadership on efforts to improve the quality of life for working parents. The organizations paid tribute to a bipartisan group of 30 members of Congress for their advocacy. &ldq...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after learning of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado early this morning. “This was a horrible, senseless and abhorrent act. My family and I are shocked and deeply saddened this morning and our hearts are with the victims and their...

Colorado Delegation Asks FEMA to Extend Additional Support to Fire Victims

Letter Requests Aid for Housing, Individual Assistance

The entire Colorado Congressional delegation today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand the major Presidential disaster declaration to include housing support, small business disaster loans, and other individual assistance for victims of the Colorado wildfires in El Paso and Larimer Counties. The letter to...

Bennet Introduces Bill to Preserve Hermosa Creek Watershed

Bill Would Protect More Than 100,000 Acres in San Juan National Forest, Designate 38,000 acres of new Wilderness

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The bill would establish a long-term management plan for the land based on recommendations from the Hermosa Creek River Protection Workgroup, which...