Includes Bennet’s Bill to Treat LNG Equally to Diesel Fuel Also Contains Bennet-Udall Bill to Help Improve Rural Water Infrastructure The Senate Finance Committee today approved a bill to sustain the Highway Trust Fund into early 2015. It includes two measures Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured to conserve ener...

Bennet Meets with VA Nominee Robert McDonald

Stresses Importance of Completing VA Hospital in Aurora

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today met with Robert McDonald, the president’s nominee to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Bennet stressed the importance of completing construction of the VA hospital in Aurora and fixing the systemic issues within the VA to ensure veterans receive the care and services t...
House Passage Sends WIA to President’s Desk Bipartisan Bill Supports High-Performing Providers of Job-Training Services, Ensures Workers Equipped with 21‎st Century Skills A proposal from U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to support high-performing job-training services is slated to become la...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Congress to support emergency appropriations to address the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border and to make crucial resources available to fight wildfires. The Administration has requested $4.3 billion to meet these needs. “Congress should have already passed a bill ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, DC and Colorado offices. In addition to his Washington office, internships are available year round in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango,...

Bennet, Udall, Polis, Perlmutter Herald Decision for CU, CSU to Host U.S. Hub for International Future Earth Initiative

Lawmakers Urged the International Council for Science in November 2013 to Bring Hub to Colorado

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressmen Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter heralded the International Council for Science's decision today to locate one of the five international hubs for the Future Earth Initiative at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Colorado State University. The 10-year international initiat...

Ten Southwest and San Luis Valley Counties Receive Drought Disaster Designations from USDA

Designations Make Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued disaster designations for ten Southwest and San Luis Valley counties due to severe drought conditions. The designations make farmers and ranchers in these counties eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency. “Drou...

Bennet Hears about Colorado River Conservation Projects in Montrose

Projects Eligible for Federal Resources Following Critical Conservation Area Designation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with local stakeholders in Montrose to hear about their conservation project proposals that are now eligible for federal funding following the Critical Conservation Area (CCA) designation for the Colorado River Basin. The Upper Colorado River Basin was one of eight areas designated as a CC...

Bennet Celebrates Opening of Colorado's Satellite Patent Office

New Office Will Be Vital Resource for Region's Entrepreneurs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today celebrated the opening of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) new satellite office in downtown Denver. Bennet coordinated the state’s bipartisan effort to bring the satellite office to Colorado. “Colorado is leading the charge for the country’s innovati...