Bennet Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet Secured Key Provisions to Bolster American Leadership in Space, Close Gaps in National Security, Support Wildfire Prevention

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) in an 83-11 vote.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced Neil Kornze as his new Chief of Staff. A native of the West, Kornze served as the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Obama Administration and is the youngest person ever confirmed for that position.

ICYMI: What They’re Saying About Bennet’s Bipartisan Push for Immediate Action on Western Drought

Earlier this Week, Bennet Led 15 Bipartisan Western Senators in Urging USDA to Address Western Priorities with Existing Programs, $20 Billion for Conservation in the Inflation Reduction Act

This week, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) led fourteen bipartisan senators from across the West in a letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give equal importance to the urgent priorities of Western growers and communities through existing authorities, new funding, and collaboration across government.

Bennet Welcomes $5 Million Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning Grant for Colorado

Federal Grant Supports Colorado’s Goal to Connect Over 99% of Coloradans with High-Speed, Reliable Internet in Next Five Years

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the announcement from the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) that Colorado was awarded more than $5 million to prepare for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding program, based on Bennet’s bipartisan BRIDGE Act, introduced in June 2021 and secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.