Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a group of 3o other senators in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Finance Chairman Committee Max Baucus urging an extension of unemployment benefits and eligibility for the COBRA Premium Assistance Program through December 31, 2010. The let...

Bennet Urges USDA to Proceed With Caution On Crop Insurance Changes, Put Interests of Colorado Farmers First

Letter Calls to Protect Farmers and Fairly Compensate Crop Insurance Agents

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to proceed with caution on changes to the federal crop insurance program given their potential impact on the lives of Colorado's farmers and ranchers. In a bipartisan letter to USDA's Rural Man...
Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet said that the U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment numbers for December 2009, which show unemployment in Colorado increasing to 7.5 percent, is a sign that immediate action is necessary to ensure the economic recovery is not a jobless recovery: "This morning, we received yet another reminder ...

Bennet Announces $4.8 Million in Emergency LIHEAP Funding to Help Colorado's Low-Income Families Cope With High Heating Costs

Funding Follows Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Seeking Immediate Assistance to Help Struggling Families During Winter Months

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, announced today that help is on the way for Colorado families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $4,799,767 in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contingency funding for Colorado to help eligib...
Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on today's 5 to 4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Citizens United v. FEC: "I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision, which, I believe, only serves to tighten the grip of special interests on the political process. This ruling rolls ...

Bennet Applauds USDA Appointments to Colorado's Farm Service Agency State Committee

Announcement Comes After Bennet Letter Urging Finalization of Appointments

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for making appointments to Colorado's Farm Service Agency State Committee. The FSA State Committees are responsible for the general direction and supervision of state FSA programs. Committees keep farmers informed of agency progra...

Udall, Bennet Announce Nearly $6 Million in Recovery Act Grants to Create Green Jobs in Colorado

Funding Will Train Workers Statewide for Emerging Green Industries

Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, U.S. Senators for Colorado, today announced that the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment would receive a $5,998,050 State Energy Sector Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funding will be used to train Colorado workers on the essential skills for emerging industries, especia...

Udall, Bennet and Salazar Staff participate in the 2010 Jumpstart Resource Fair in Grand Junction

Staff was on hand to help Western Slope residents connect with services

Staff representing Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressmen John Salazar partnered with the Mesa County Workforce Center on Wednesday to connect Coloradans with employment and job training resources at the 2010 Jumpstart Resource Fair. "Coloradans have a long tradition of pitching in to help their neighbors get back...