Bennet, Polis, Hickenlooper, Neguse Welcome $39 Million from U.S. Forest Service for East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Wildfire Recovery

Funding Comes After Bennet, Polis, Hickenlooper, and Neguse Urged USFS to Expedite Resources Last Month

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Colorado U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse welcomed $39 million from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to address post-fire recovery needs in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests (ARNF) from the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak fires.

Bennet, Crow Introduce Protect the West Act to Combat Intensifying Wildfires and Drought Across the American West

Legislation Would Invest $60 Billion in Our Forests To Reduce Wildfire Risk, Restore Watersheds, and Protect Communities

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Colorado U.S. Representative Jason Crow introduced the Protect the West Act to make a $60 billion investment in our forests to reduce wildfire risk, restore our watersheds, and protect our communities.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and their colleagues in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging the agency to ensure that the gains made in reducing the number of uninsured children are not lost as states begin to unwind Medicaid policies that have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency.