Michael Bennet


Mon January 14, 2013

Bennet Presses House For Poudre River Restoration Funding

The Poudre River during the High Park Fire.

During a visit to the Greeley Bellvue Water Treatment Plant, Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet urged the US House of Representatives to fund $120 million for Emergency Watershed Protection. 

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Wed January 9, 2013

Drought Assistance Designated For 43 Colorado Counties

Nigel Jones Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat. All qualified farm operators within those areas will be eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

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Fri January 4, 2013

No Relief For Damaged Colorado Watersheds in House Disaster Bill

Colorado's Poudre River.
Charles Willgren Flickr - CreativeCommons

The House passed the first part of a relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy Friday. Absent from the legislation was funding for watershed restoration in Colorado following this summer’s wildfires.

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Thu December 13, 2012

Disaster Bill Could Include State Watershed Restoration Funds

Charles Willgren Flickr - Creative Commons

A $60.4 billion disaster appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding now includes $125 million for restoration efforts at Colorado watersheds damaged by this summer’s wildfires.

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Mon December 10, 2012

Colorado Compact Seeks to Guide Immigration Debate

While the country waits for a new debate on immigration reform, a plan was submitted over the weekend by a bi-partisan group of Coloradans aimed at helping guide the national discussion when it does take place.

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