Bennet Accepts 'Best of Congress' Award for Support of Working Parents

Bipartisan Group of 30 Lawmakers Honored by Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media

Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media today announced Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is being recognized for demonstrating leadership on efforts to improve the quality of life for working parents. The organizations paid tribute to a bipartisan group of 30 members of Congress for their advocacy.

“Parents who are juggling their duties at work while raising kids have incredible demands on their time and responsibilities to meet,” Bennet said. “It’s important that we create an environment that accommodates their needs at home while enabling them to be productive at work. In today’s fiscal and economic environment, we must focus on efforts that will help families succeed.”

The award is presented every two years to members of Congress who have proven to be strong advocates for legislation and policies that benefit working families. Selection criteria is based on lawmakers’ voting records, legislative proposals, constituent casework, advocacy efforts and other activities that demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of working families.

More information on this year's recipients can be found at