Bennet, Axne Introduce New Legislation to Increase Economic Opportunity for Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Communities

Bill Would Create ARPA–Terra, a New Research Agency to Invest in Early Stage Research on Innovative Agricultural Technologies that Enhance Environmental Sustainability, Export Competitiveness, and Crop Resilience

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-3) announced they have introduced new legislation to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Terra (ARPA–Terra), a new agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to invest in innovative agricultural technologies that increase economic opportunity for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

Bennet Joins Opposition to Trump Proposal to Mandate Forced DNA Collection from Migrants

Senators Demand Answers on Civil Rights and Privacy Implications of Latest Anti-Immigrant Policy

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and nine of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to abandon its proposed plan to mandate forced DNA collection from all migrants – including children over the age of thirteen and asylum-seekers – entering the United States.

Bennet Applauds House Passage of CORE Act

Celebrates Years of Work by Coloradans, Calls on Senate to Take Action

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (“CORE”) Act (H.R. 823), a significant step toward protecting approximately 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado, safeguarding existing outdoor recreation opportunities, and boosting the state’s outdoor economy.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined the entire Colorado delegation in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging significant cap relief for the H-2B visa program in any final year-end appropriations package or continuing resolution.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with Senators Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and James Risch (R-Idaho) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to incentivize responsible renewable energy development on public lands and allow local communities to reap the economic benefits.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and a bipartisan group of senators in urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize enrollment and implementation of the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) initiative within the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Bennet, Udall Introduce Major Resolution to Set National Conservation Goal: Conserve 30% of U.S. Lands and Oceans by 2030

The Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature Creates a Roadmap for Reversing the Conservation, Climate, and Wildlife Crises, as Ecosystems and Wildlife Species Near the Point of No Return

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced a major Senate resolution to set a national goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land and 30 percent of the ocean within the territory of the United States by 2030.