Bennet Leads Effort to Ensure Federal Funding Can Be Used to Rebuild More Resilient and Clean Energy Systems After Disasters
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), today introduced legislation to ensure federal disaster funding can be used to build more resilient, efficient, clean, and low-cost energy systems. The bill targets critical infrastructure and directs the Department of Energy’s national labs to provide assistance in rebuilding efforts. The introduction comes on the heels of today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing addressing the federal response to this year’s hurricanes.