Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, welcomed Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton to the Western Slope to see the drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin and to hear first-hand from Colorado water users living with the driest conditions in 1,200 years.

Ahead of Public Lands Day, Bennet Sends a Video Message to Coloradans

Bennet: “Colorado’s public lands define who we are as a state”

Ahead of Public Lands Day tomorrow, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a video message to Coloradans celebrating Colorado’s public lands legacy. Bennet also reiterated his call to President Biden to use his Presidential authorities, including the Antiquities Act, to make Camp Hale and the Tenmile Range a national monument and protect landscapes included in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act, including Colorado’s iconic Thompson Divide and San Juan Mountains.

Bennet, Neguse Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Long-term, Permanent Solutions to Western Drought

Members Ask Bureau of Reclamation to Fund Efforts That Provide Meaningful Reductions in Water Use from the Colorado River with the $4 Billion Bennet Secured in the Inflation Reduction Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, New Mexico U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, and New Mexico U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández wrote to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) urging it to prioritize funding for long-term, permanent solutions to the drought crisis in the Colorado River Basin as it allocates the $4 billion in new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act for Western drought.

Bennet, Cardin, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water

The Financing Lead Out of Water Act Allows Public Water Utilities to Issue Tax-Exempt Bonds to Fund Public and Private Lead Pipe Removal

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act.

Bennet Effort to Combat Dark Money Blocked by Senate Republicans

Bennet is an Original Cosponsor of the DISCLOSE Act to Increase Transparency, Accountability in Campaign Spending

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet voted to advance the DISCLOSE Act, which would combat dark money in elections and improve transparency and accountability in campaign spending.

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Colleagues Push Pentagon to Address PFAS Exposure at Military Installations

El Paso County’s Widefield aquifer is one of the areas affected by PFAS contamination

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of senators to urge the Department of Defense (DOD) and the White House to increase funding for the testing and remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and to improve PFAS-related planning.

Bennet, Kaine Issue Statements on Report On Medicare-X Choice Act

New Report Notes that Medicare-X Would Reduce Uninsured Population by 1.1 Million and Save Households $10.9 Billion if Phased in by 2023

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) issued the following statements on the Urban Institute’s report indicating that their Medicare-X Choice Act, introduced in February 2021, would reduce the uninsured population by over a million Americans and save households, employers, and the government billions of dollars.