Bennet Statement on Vote to Reopen Government

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement after voting to reopen the government:

"The Senate just passed the fourth temporary budget extension of this fiscal year. This is an unacceptable and disgraceful way to run our federal government. But continuing the government shutdown would have been worse.

"We now need to ensure fair consideration of our Gang of Six proposal. Over the next three weeks, our focus should be on building support for this legislation so that it has the sixty votes required to pass the Senate."