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Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet

Colorado Democrats in the U.S. House want nearly $200 million for earmarked projects

The three Colorado Republicans in the U.S. House oppose designated projects, leaving Colorado Springs and rural areas of the state out of the spending requests for now

Politics and Government

Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands

The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.

Politics and Government

What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Republican Lauren Boebert has more followers on her personal account than the rest of the state’s congressional delegation combined. She’s used that large following to fundraise.

Politics and Government

Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat whose race is crucial to his party’s majority in the Senate, hauled in $1.2 million

Politics and Government

Opinion: A Colorado education leader sees opportunity emerging from the COVID-19 chaos

Over the last year, in too many communities across the country, closed public systems have lurched from one crisis to the next, failing to either solve present challenges or imagine a different future.

Opinion Columns

Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it

Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.

Energy

Opinion: Let’s act now to protect Colorado’s desert wildlands. The ball is in our senators’ court.

After decades of analysis, public discussion and congressional scrutiny, let’s close the loop on guaranteeing these remote landscapes will forever retain their wild appeal.

Opinion Columns

How Michael Bennet plans to ensure the Child Tax Credit expansion lasts longer than a year

The policy, which essentially provides guaranteed income for the vast majority of Americans with children, was included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill. There’s no guarantee it won’t go away in 2022.

Politics and Government

Littwin: Michael Bennet did important work in helping pass the child tax credit, but now Dems have to do it all over again

The law, which would cut child poverty by nearly half, expires in a year. It should be easy to extend, with 85% voter approval. But in the U.S. Senate, nothing comes easy.

Opinion Columns

Sen. Michael Bennet: How Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill helps cut child poverty

Part of the American Rescue Plan comes from a proposal I have worked on for years to expand the Child Tax Credit and extend it to families that need it most.

Opinion Columns

How the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus aid bill will affect Colorado and Coloradans

From $1,400 direct payments to expanding the child tax credit and billions in aid dollars to counties, cities and educational institutions, the legislation covers a lot of ground

Politics and Government

Colorado’s senators vote to impeach Donald Trump, but the former president is still acquitted

John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet voted with 55 other senators to convict Trump

Politics and Government

Interior nominee Deb Haaland in the sights of lobbying campaign to keep BLM headquarters in Colorado

Deb Haaland, who is awaiting Senate confirmation to become Interior secretary, has criticized the decision by the Donald Trump administration to move the public lands agency headquarters to Grand Junction.

Politics and Government

How Colorado’s congressional delegation helped their friends – and themselves – with leadership PACs in 2020

Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper raised and spent the bulk of the millions

Politics and Government

Littwin: As coronavirus relief bill moves forward, it’s even better than advertised for kids

Beyond the immediate need for vaccinations and help for the economy, the bill would include a plan, pushed by Michael Bennet and Sherrod Brown, to reduce childhood poverty by as much as 45%.

Opinion Columns

Here are the three finalists —including Denver’s city attorney — to be Colorado’s next top federal prosecutor

Kristin Bronson, Hetal Doshi and Cole Finegan were recommended by the state’s two Democratic U.S. senators to be nominated by President Joe Biden

Politics and Government

Opinion: Son of a 10th Mountain Division ski trooper on why the CORE Act matters

This measure will sustain both healthy outdoor recreation and our outdoor economy for future generations -- and will honor Colorado's military legacy.

Opinion Columns

Ken Buck says he will not challenge Michael Bennet in 2022 Senate race

The Windsor Republican announced his decision in a tweet

Politics and Government

Joe Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands, call for conservation plan championed by Michael Bennet

The ambitious plan is aimed at slowing human-caused global warming that is magnifying extreme weather events such as deadly wildfires in the West.

Environment

Grand Junction fights to keep Bureau of Land Management headquarters with its future under Biden unclear

President Donald Trump moved the public lands agency to Colorado from Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden administrations may move it back.

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