Existing Trump-Era Rule Allows Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations to Withhold Information About Major Donors From the IRS
Feb 16, 2021
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet encouraged the Department of the Treasury to reverse an existing rule that allows certain tax-exempt organizations to avoid disclosing their major donors and the amounts they give to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Spotlight Act Would Increase Transparency by Requiring Political Non-Profits to Disclose Donors
Feb 04, 2021
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and several other colleagues, introduced the Spotlight Act to shine a light on dark money political donors and hold the government accountable to enforce our nation's campaign finance laws.
To Prevent Abuse, Bill Would Require Politicians to Close Campaign Accounts if They Are No Longer Running for Office or Register as a Lobbyist or Foreign Agent
Dec 16, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced the Zeroing Out Money for Buying Influence after Elections (ZOMBIE) Act. The bill would require politicians to close their campaign accounts if they are no longer running for federal office and before they register as a lobbyist or foreign agent. When politicians retire or lose an election, they often have significant campaign funds left over.
Recent Executive Order Would Create Further Chaos in the Federal Government During Pandemic, Presidential Transition
Nov 19, 2020
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and 39 Senate colleagues introduced legislation that would block the implementation of President Donald Trump’s October 21 executive order that created a new classification for federal employees, Schedule F.
Senator Decries Destruction of the Senate and Damage to the Supreme Court, Calls for Action to Reclaim a Government That Actually Serves the American People
Oct 25, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet spoke on the Senate floor decrying the broken process to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court, tying her imminent confirmation to a longer effort in U.S. history to protect the interests of the powerful over those of the people, and calling for action to reclaim the American people’s exercise in self-government.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet spoke on the Senate floor about the damage Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has done throughout his career to America’s democratic institutions - from the independence and integrity of the courts to the functioning of the United States Senate.