Bennet, Salazar Laud Inclusion of Language to Establish New Southern Colorado National Veterans Cemetery in President's Budget

President's Budget Blueprint for Fiscal Year 2011 Opens the Door for a New Cemetery in Southern Colorado

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Representative John Salazar today celebrated President Obama's inclusion of language in the FY 2011 budget that calls for the establishment of a new national veterans cemetery in southern Colorado. The announcement means that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can now begin pla...

Bennet and McCaskill Applaud Passage of PAYGO Amendment

Measure Would Require Congress to Pay for New Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today applauded Senate passage of an amendment that would help reduce the national deficit and control Congressional spending. The legislation, known as Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO), would require Congress to find a way to pay for all new spending measures...

Bennet Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

Bennet: 'Our Number One Priority Right Now Needs to be Jobs'

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress: "Tonight, after a difficult year for our country, the President spoke directly to the American people about the serious chall...
Report Serves as Snapshot of Bennet's Work for Colorado Since Entering Office Highlights Work On Constituent Services, Jobs & Economy, Land and Water, Veterans, Agriculture & Rural Development, and More Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's office released Fighting for Colorado Families: A Year in Review, a repo...
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...