Bennet, Colleagues Ask Administration Officials for Information on Protecting Children From Exploitation

Letter Follows a New York Times Report That Found Large Numbers Of Unaccompanied Non-Citizen Children Are Being Placed With Exploitative Sponsors and Working Long Hours In Dangerous Conditions

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and 15 Senate colleagues in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh requesting information on their investigations into child labor exploitation of unaccompanied non-citizen children.

Bennet, Neguse Call on USDA Secretary Vilsack to Delay Uinta Basin Railway Authorization Until Supplemental Review of Project is Conducted

Lawmakers Call East Palestine Disaster a “Terrible Reminder” of Potential Damage from Transporting Hazardous Materials by Rail, Urge Caution for Colorado

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Colorado U.S. Representative Joe Neguse called on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to suspend a decision on the Special Use Authorization for the Uinta Basin Railway Project until a supplemental review is conducted to fully evaluate the effects of the project on Colorado’s local communities and environment.

Bennet, Polis, Hickenlooper, Neguse Welcome $39 Million from U.S. Forest Service for East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Wildfire Recovery

Funding Comes After Bennet, Polis, Hickenlooper, and Neguse Urged USFS to Expedite Resources Last Month

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Colorado U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse welcomed $39 million from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to address post-fire recovery needs in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests (ARNF) from the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak fires.

Bennet, Crow Introduce Protect the West Act to Combat Intensifying Wildfires and Drought Across the American West

Legislation Would Invest $60 Billion in Our Forests To Reduce Wildfire Risk, Restore Watersheds, and Protect Communities

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Colorado U.S. Representative Jason Crow introduced the Protect the West Act to make a $60 billion investment in our forests to reduce wildfire risk, restore our watersheds, and protect our communities.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and their colleagues in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging the agency to ensure that the gains made in reducing the number of uninsured children are not lost as states begin to unwind Medicaid policies that have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency.