SENATE PAYGO SPONSORS APPLAUD HOUSE PASSAGE

McCaskill and Bennet to introduce bill in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing legislation that would require greater fiscal restraint in Congress and reduce the national deficit. The legislation, known as Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO), would require Congress to find a way to pa...

Udall, Bennet Announce $4.8 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Fort Collins Smart Grid Demonstration Project

Project Aims to Reduce Peak Load Electricity Demand, Expand Use of Renewable Energy Sources, Create Local Jobs

Washington, D.C.-Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators for Colorado, announced today that the City of Fort Collins will receive $4,841,647 in Recovery Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy for a smart-grid demonstration project that aims to reduce peak load electricity demand by at least 15 percent at distribution fee...

Udall, Bennet Announce New Resources to Help Colorado Prepare for H1N1, Seasonal Flu

Over $5 Million Available to Protect Public Health, Prepare for Novel H1N1 and Seasonal Flu

U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet today announced the availability of $5,470,974 in grants to help Colorado prepare for the 2009 novel H1N1 flu virus and the fall flu season. The grants were funded by the recent supplemental appropriations bill that was passed by Congress and signed into law on June 24, 2009. "The outbr...

Bennet Continues Push for Southern Colorado Veterans Cemetery at Event with Veterans Advocates, Military Families in Colorado Springs

Also Discussed Progress Made on Plan to Keep Military Families from Being Cut from Nutrition Programs

Colorado Springs, CO - Sitting down with veterans and military family advocates in Colorado to hear their concerns, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, said yesterday he is continuing his push for a national veterans cemetery to serve Southern Colorado. Bennet also discussed his efforts on behalf of military families, includ...
Recent IG Audit Found Serious Weaknesses In How DHS Accounts for Taxpayer Funds - Leads to Waste, Fraud and Abuse Senate Passes Bennet Amendment Requiring DHS to Address the Recommendations in Audit or Lose Increased Funding for FY 2010 Move Comes on the Heels of Vote to Cut Wasteful Government Spending Washington, DC - Mich...
Washington, DC - Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators for Colorado, today announced that the 140th Fighter Wing of the Colorado National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base is on track to receive $4.5 million in new federal funding to expand its weapons release complex for the 140th Fighter Wing of the Colorado Air National Gua...

Udall, Bennet: $119 Million in Funding for Stand-Alone, State-of-the-Art VA Hospital at Fitzsimons on the Right Track

Key Senate Panel Approves Millions for Construction Of Veterans Hospital As Part of 2010 Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators for Colorado, today announced that $119 million in funding for the long-awaited construction of a stand-alone, state-of-the-art Veterans Hospital at Fitzsimons is one step closer to reality. The funding for the VA Hospital at Fitzsimons was included at the request of Sen...