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Sen. Michael Bennet touts new bill for outdoor restoration projects

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- On Thursday afternoon, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with members of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance to discuss his Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act. The bill would give $60 billion dollars to help create 2 million forest and watershed restoration projects across the country, lowering the risk of catastrophic The post Sen. Michael Bennet touts new bill for outdoor restoration projects appeared first on KRDO.
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Pikes Peak area outdoor recreation leaders discuss wildfire mitigation, priorities with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet

Outdoor industry leaders expect a boom in outdoor recreation across the Pikes Peak region this summer as the nation comes out of the pandemic. But they’re concerned about the toll increased usage of local parks, trails and open spaces could take on the environment, particularly without sufficient funds to combat it, they told U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) Thursday.
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Michael Bennet cultivates climate policy from new perch

While stumping in Iowa during a long-shot bid for the presidency in 2020, Sen. Michael Bennet said he fielded the "most existential question anybody asked during the campaign." That question, the Colorado Democrat recalled, was, "literally, 'Can Western democracy solve climate change?'" Bennet was ready with an answer, comparing the...
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Sen. Michael Bennet lauds McReynols for U.S. postal board

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet urged the U.S. Senate to confirm Colorado's Amber McReynolds for the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors in a floor speech Wednesday evening. One of the nation's most recognized experts on election integrity, McReynolds' nomination by President Joe Biden is a nod to the controversy generated in the last election, as then-President Donald Trump called into question the security of mail ballots.
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Michael Bennet names DC veteran Jess Smith as chief of staff

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday announced that he's hired management and communications pro Jess Smith as his chief of staff. Smith moves to the Colorado Democrat's Senate office from J Street, a liberal foreign policy nonprofit where she was chief operating officer for the past four years. She replaces...
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With wildfire season fast approaching, Michael Bennet hopes to secure $60B to help communities get fire safe

Sen. Michael Bennet has focused on efforts to fight wildfires for a decade in Colorado, and over the years he has learned that effective preparation occurs at the local level. “A few years ago I had a chance to visit Silverthorne, Colorado, to see a fire break that the community had completed in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Denver Water,” Bennet said Tuesday. “When the Buffalo Mountain Fire broke out, that mitigation work ended up saving $1 billion worth of homes and infrastructure.”