Bennet Welcomes Senate Hearing on Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act

Public Lands Legislation Will Receive Hearing in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining will hold a hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, Bennet’s bill to protect over 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado and boost the state’s outdoor economy.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Jason Crow (D), and Diana DeGette (D) wrote a letter to Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting several reforms to improve pay, job stability, and benefits for federal wildfire personnel.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing significant concern with the immediate and secondary effects of implementing a White House Executive Order and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo prohibiting federal departments and agencies from using federal funds to administer training sessions that incorporate teachings about critical race theory and white privilege.
Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) urged the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees to include their amendment to direct the Comptroller General to conduct a study on the school-to-prison pipeline in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Bennet Announces $6 Million ReConnect Grant to Expand Broadband in Northwest Colorado

Funding from USDA Will Connect Rural Communities to High-Speed Broadband

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) to expand broadband service in Northwest Colorado.

Following Letter from Bennet, Colleagues, HHS Expands Relief for Rural Health Care Providers

Earlier This Month, Bennet Urged the Administration to Preserve Rural Health Care Providers’ Access to Pandemic Relief Funding

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that following a letter he and his colleagues sent earlier this month to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Trump Administration has expanded relief eligibility for rural health care providers and updated requirements to preserve providers’ access to funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) created as a response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, 30 Senate Colleagues Urge VA to Follow Through on Promises to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Senators Raise Alarm Over Administration’s Inability to Fully Implement Provisions under President Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Critical Mental Health Resources to Nation’s Heroes

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and 29 Senate colleagues in a push for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to increase veterans’ access to mental health care.

Bennet, Colleagues Urge State Department to Bolster Efforts to Protect Journalists

Letter to Secretary of State Marks Recent Anniversary of the 2018 Killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Calls on Administration to Hold Foreign Leaders Accountable for Suppressing Freedom of the Press

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined nine of his Senate colleagues to urge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to increase the Trump Administration’s efforts to protect journalists around the world and hold foreign leaders accountable for suppressing freedom of the press.