Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet today applauded the announcement of over $18 million in Recovery Act funding for the exploration and development of new geothermal fields and research into advanced geothermal technologies in Colorado. These grants will support more than 10 projects in Colorado. "This funding is terrific new...
Fort Collins, CO -Staff for Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, will host a Consumer and Homebuyers Seminar on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Bennet's North Central Regional Director Meg Corwin and Regional Representative James Thompson will be at the Fort Collins Senior...

Senators Bennet, McCain Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand 'Troops to Teachers' Program

Bipartisan Effort Will Expand Opportunities for Returning Troops to Teach in Colorado's, Nation's Schools

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John McCain today introduced the bipartisan Post-9/11 Troops to Teachers Enhancement Act, which seeks to expand the existing Troops to Teachers program to allow more troops to teach in Colorado's and America's schools. The Troops to Teachers program, originally created in 1994, provides qualified t...

Bennet Pushes to Bring End to Gender Rating, Discriminatory Practices By Health Insurance Industry

Letter Urges Negotiators Merging Senate HELP and Finance Health Care Reform Bills to Include Provisions Ending Discrimination Across All Insurance Markets

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, is pushing to bring an end to discriminatory health insurance industry practices that unfairly deny coverage to women. In a letter to Senate leaders responsible for merging the HELP and Finance committee bills into ...

MARKEY, BENNET ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT OF REPUBLICAN RIVER CREP AGREEMENT

Critical change means more support for Colorado farmers

WASHINGTON-Congresswoman Betsy Markey and Senator Michael Bennet welcomed an announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow more Colorado farmers and ranchers to participate in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) by increasing project enrollment from 35,000 to 70,000 acres, adding parts of Was...

Bennet, Udall, Salazar Push VA to Streamline Benefits Process for Veterans Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In Letter to Secretary Shinseki, Lawmakers Urge Elimination of Burdensome Rule as Number of Veterans Waiting for Benefits Approaches 1 Million

Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, U.S. Senators for Colorado, and Congressman John Salazar are pushing to streamline a burdensome and tangled VA process that has left military veterans seeking treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) waiting for the benefits they deserve. In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shi...

Bennet Pushes USDA to Appoint FSA State Committee

In Letter, Bennet Urges Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Make Appointments a Priority to Ensure FSA's Effectiveness in Colorado

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to finalize 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 program activities while...

Bennet: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act Would Ensure America's Laws Reflect Our Values

Urges Colleagues to Support Long-Overdue Hate Crimes Legislation As Part of Defense Authorization Act Conference Report

In a speech before the U.S. Senate, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, urged his colleagues to support the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 as part of the Defense Authorization Act Conference Report. The Hate Crimes Prevention Act would strengthen the ability of federal, state, local, and tribal governme...