Udall, Bennet Announce Over $81 Million in Funding to Boost Economic Growth and Home Ownership in Rural Communities

Funds Expected to Create and Save 42,500 jobs Nationwide, Provide Thousands with Home Ownership Opportunities for Rural America

Washington, DC - United States Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet today announced that Colorado will receive over $81.5 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help spur economic and home ownership opportunities in rural America. The over $81.5 million in funds will provide direct operating loans to ...

Bennet Pushes To Quickly Implement Disaster Aid Programs in Farm Bill

Disaster Payments Assured to Farmers Not Possible Until Program Rules Are Issued - In Personal Letter, Bennet Joins Baucus, Others in Urging Secretary Vilsack to Make Agricultural Disaster Assistance a Priority

Washington, D.C. - Michael Bennet, Senator for Colorado and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced his push to quickly implement disaster programs that were passed in the Farm Bill but have not yet been implemented. Payments for several disaster programs should have already been made for losses that occurr...

Udall, Bennet, DeGette, Markey, Perlmutter, Polis, Salazar Announce Over $7.5 Million for Colorado's Community Health Centers From Economic Recovery Package

Additional Funds Could Help To Expand Hours or Services, Add New Providers Based on Colorado's Health Centers' Needs

Washington, DC - Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, and Reps. DeGette, Salazar, Perlmutter, Markey and Polis, today announced an additional $7.53 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for many of Colorado's Community Health Centers. The community health centers have applied for these funds and ...

Bennet: National Service Act to Boost Education Opportunities, Strengthen Colorado's Volunteer Corps

Bennet Cosponsored Bipartisan Measure to Bolster Service and Volunteer Opportunities - Bill Expected to Pass As Soon As Today

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, senator for Colorado, today highlighted the importance of the National Service Act as a bill that will boost education, service and volunteer opportunities for Colorado and the nation. Currently, over 1.2 million Coloradans volunteer 161 million hours of service per year and nearly 2,300 of tho...

Bennet Announces Push with Udall to Create New National Veterans Cemetery in Colorado

Senators Introduce Bill Today to Create Vets Cemetery Serving Southern Colorado; Rep. Salazar Introduced House Companion Bill in January

Washington-DC - Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today announced their push to establish a new national veterans cemetery in El Paso County that would serve the growing veterans populations in the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado. The state currently has two national veterans cemeteries - Fort Logan National Cemet...

Udall, Bennet, Perlmutter Announce Over $8.5 Million for Construction and Repair Projects at Buckley Air Force Base

Funds Will Be Used to Create Jobs, Make Long-Term Improvements at Colorado's Military Installations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter today announced over $8.5 million for Buckley Air Force Base (AFB) for construction and facility improvement projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In total, Colorado will receive over $94 million for pr...
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet today announced over $94 million for Colorado's military construction and facility improvement projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The primary purpose of the funds is to create jobs, as well as make much-needed improvements to Colo...

Bennet Lauds Senate Passage of Key Colorado Land & Water Bills

Package Includes RMNP Wilderness, Dominguez-Escalante NCA, Ark Valley Conduit, Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation, National Heritage Areas & Arapahoe-Roosevelt Open Space

Washington, DC - Today, the United States Senate approved the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, legislation that includes several key land and water bills that have strong support among Colorado communities. Michael Bennet, Senator for Colorado, supported the measure, which will ensure Colorado communities have relia...
Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, Senator for Colorado, released the following statement in response to reports that American International Group (AIG) - a recipient of over $170 billion in federal government aid - plans to deal out $165 million in bonuses to company executives: "In my experience, bonuses in the business world...