The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution, cosponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, that celebrates the accomplishments of Title IX, the groundbreaking statute intended to end sex discrimination in education. The resolution also recognizes the need to continue pursuing the goal of equal educational opportunities ...

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Bennet Provisions Strengthen Conservation, Support Farmers, Ranchers, Sportsmen

Includes Measures to Improve Rural Energy Efficiency, Crop Insurance, Focus on Water Quantity

The U.S. Senate today passed the 2012 Farm Bill that includes several provisions Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured to strengthen conservation and support Colorado farmers, ranchers and sportsmen. The bill consolidates and streamlines programs and would reduce the deficit by $23 billion. It passed with broad, bipartisan...

Bennet Amends Farm Bill to Strengthen Conservation Easements

Provision Helps More Farmers, Ranchers Preserve Land and Resources

The U.S. Senate last night adopted a bipartisan amendment introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, that will provide landowners and producers with more incentives and opportunities to enter into conservation easements. The amendment was cosponsored by Senators Mark Udall (D-...

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi Joins Effort to Open Patent Office in Colorado

Reflects Growing Regional Support for Colorado

Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi has joined a growing and regional chorus of supporters to establish a satellite office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Colorado. Enzi expressed his support in letter to David Kappos, director of the patent office, which reinforced Colorado’s case as the best location for a new...

With Student Vets Facing Hardships, Bennet Proposes Modified VA Debt Repayment Terms

Change Would Make it Easier for Veterans to Stay in College and Continue their Education

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to change the VA’s policy regarding the manner in which student veterans must repay GI Bill benefit overpayments. Bennet’s proposed change would make it easier for veterans to complete their education. Currently, there are t...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded an agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and private land owner Louis Bacon that protects nearly 90,000 acres for landscape and wildlife conservation purposes in the San Luis Valley. The agreement is the largest conservation easement the Fish and Wildlife Service has ena...