In the wake of the deadly attack stemming from a far-right demonstration in Charlottesville, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today pressed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on questions arising from the Trump Administration's apparent de-emphasis on protecting Americans from domestic terrorism, especially the Administration's apparent decision to de-emphasize combating far-right extremism.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement in response to news that VDARE, an anti-immigration hate group, has cancelled their previously-scheduled April 2018 conference in Colorado Springs:
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his colleagues, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Boozman (R-AR), Joni Ernst, (R-IA), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), in cosponsoring the bipartisan Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act to improve access to voluntary farm conservation programs administered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Bennet, Gardner Tour USDA Limited Irrigation Research Farm

Water-Saving Agricultural Research Critical for Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) today toured the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Limited Irrigation Research Farm (LIRF). During the tour, the Senators visited a series of plots used to experiment with different irrigation methods and participated in a demonstration of how drones are used to evaluate crop health.