Michael Bennet


Wed June 20, 2012

Udall/Bennet Bark Beetle Mitigation Amendment Passes Senate

Bark beetles are responsible for killing more than 41.7 million acres of trees throughout the western United States.
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An amendment that Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet added to the pending 2012 Farm Bill increasing funding for bark beetle mitigation in the west, passed the Senate Tuesday. 

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Wed June 13, 2012

Udall, Bennet Applaud Signing Of Firefighting Air Tanker Bill

  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel interviews CO Senator Mark Udall about the signing of a bill which will speed up the contracting of new US Forest Service air tankers. The current fleet stands around 17 tankers.

A bill to speed up the contracting of  seven new Forest Service air tankers has become law. President Barack Obama signed the bill Wednesday. While the new planes won't be ready to fight the High Park Fire, Senator Mark Udall says the tankers will modernize the fleet.

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Thu May 3, 2012

Senator Bennet Continues Fight for Wind Energy Tax Extension

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Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is renewing his push for an extension of the wind energy tax credit as one of Colorado’s largest turbine makers contemplates layoffs.

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Tue April 24, 2012

Senate Debates Bennet Amendment, 37 Others Aimed at Reform of U.S. Postal Service [Updated]

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UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: The U.S. Senate has adopted the amendment co-sponsored by Democratic Senator Michael Bennet that would put a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of postal facilities until after the 2012 election in Colorado. Debate will resume at 2:30 EST Wednesday.

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Fri April 13, 2012

Crowdfunding Kicks Off in Boulder

Crowd on the steps of the Treasury

President Obama this month signed the Jumpstart our Business Startups – or JOBS – Act. Part of this new law is meant to help connect investors with small businesses and startups.

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