Michael Bennet

Senate Approves Farm Bill, Now To President's Desk

Feb 4, 2014
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The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk and ending years of political wrangling.


Up to five new air tankers will soon be available for fighting fires thanks to a provision in the most recent version of the Farm Bill.

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A coalition led by Colorado lawmakers in Congress has reinstated critical funding that helps rural counties that contain large amounts of federal land.

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Some good news for towns hit hardest by September’s flooding. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced availability of nearly $63 million in federal recovery funds to help individuals and communities rebuild.

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Train horn regulations were front-and-center Monday Dec. 2 in Fort Collins during a discussion between Northern Colorado leaders and Democratic Senator Michael Bennet.

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Federal Railroad Administration leadership signaled an interest Wednesday in working with Colorado Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to provide flexibility around train horn regulations.

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Colorado's Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet along with Democratic Congressman Jared Polis have once again introduced legislation to boosts schools standards and systems to track student performance.

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President Obama signed a bill into law Tuesday that includes $65.5 million in Emergency Watershed Protection funding.

Colorado Needs Emergency Watershed Protection Says Bennet

Feb 24, 2013
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During a visit to the burned Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs last week Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says the state’s need for federal resources to support wildfire recovery efforts. 

The U.S. Senate declined to consider an amendment introduced by Colorado Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet that would have provided emergency watershed restoration funding for areas of Colorado damaged by last year's wildfires.