Two Colorado Projects Selected for Landmark Farm Bill Conservation Grants

Projects Focused on Improving Water Quantity, Quality

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that two projects in Colorado have been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to receive $9.8 million through the Agency's new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Bennet helped craft the RCPP program, which was created in the 2014 Farm Bill. The Colorado River District and the Colorado Department of Agriculture are heading up the projects that will focus on improving the availability and quality of water in the region.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and John McCain (R-AZ) to introduce a bipartisan bill to reimburse states that provided funds to temporarily reopen national parks during the 2013 government shutdown. The National Park Access Act is also sponsored by Cory Gardner (R-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Bob Corker (R-TN), and John Thune (R-SD).

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ensure Rights of All Married Couples

42 senators, 79 House members introduce bill to guarantee federal marriage rights

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 41 other senators led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to reintroduce the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. The bill would also ensure that all legally-married, same-sex couples are treated equally under federal law by clarifying current statutes.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Cut 108-Question Student Aid Form to 2 Questions

Bill introduced by Alexander, Bennet, Burr, Booker, Isakson, King will simplify financial aid application for 20 million Americans who fill it out each year

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) with Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Angus King (I- Maine) today introduced the FAST Act, a bill to simplify the process of applying for and receiving federal financial aid to attend college, allow year-round use of Pell Grants, discourage over-borrowing and simplify repayments.

Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Speed Up American LNG Exports

Bill Will Reduce Permitting Delays, Help Create Jobs, Reduce Trade Deficit, Enhance National Security

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. The bipartisan bill will speed up the approval process for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which do not have free trade agreements with the United States.
Bennet and Merkley were lead sponsors along with former Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown on the bipartisan CROWDFUND Act, which was passed on April 5, 2012 as part of the JOBS Act, which allows small businesses to raise start-up capital on the internet.