Bennet Celebrates House Passage of Historic Public Lands Package to Fully Fund LWCF and Reduce the Public Lands Maintenance Backlog

Bennet Has Led the Fight to Fully Fund LWCF, Invest in Our Public Lands for Over a Decade

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, historic public lands legislation to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million and begin to address the $19 billion public lands maintenance backlog.

Bennet, Western Senators Call for Expedited Hearing on William Perry Pendley’s Nomination to Head the Bureau of Land Management

Senators: “It is critical for Mr. Pendley to finally step into the sunlight and give the U.S. Senate and the public an opportunity to review his troubling record”

Following President Donald Trump’s formal nomination of anti-public lands activist William Perry Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Western colleagues in calling for an expedited Senate confirmation hearing for Pendley, who was installed as the de facto acting director of the agency nearly a year ago without a confirmation hearing or vote.

Bennet, Klobuchar, Durbin, Booker, Krishnamoorthi Introduce Legislation to Help College Students Vote During Pandemic

National Emergency Student Vote Act Would Engage Colleges and Universities to Help Students Register and Vote in the 2020 Elections

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), introduced the National Emergency Student Vote Act to help college students nationwide exercise their right to vote in the 2020 elections, even as millions are displaced from campus due to the pandemic.

Bennet, Democratic Colleagues Press Trump Administration to Reverse Change that Undermines COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection and Reporting

The White House Gave Hospitals 48 Hours to Switch Their Data Reporting to a New System the Administration Set Up from the System at CDC Hospitals Have Used for Years

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 45 of his Democratic Senate colleagues wrote to Vice President Mike Pence and Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, urging the Trump Administration to reverse recent changes requiring hospitals to report data to a new system set up by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instead of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), which is run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been in use for over a decade.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in support of the statewide mask order, which goes into effect at midnight, announced by Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

Bennet, Colleagues Criticize Trump Changes That Substantially Understate the Costs of Climate Change, Putting America’s Economic Health at Serious Risk

GAO Report Released by Senators Found That Administration Has No Plan to Address Recommendations from Leading Experts

In a report released by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and six U.S. Senate colleagues, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that President Donald Trump’s changes to the federal government’s core measure of the costs of climate change, the social cost of carbon, mean “current federal estimates [of climate effects] . . . are about 7 times lower than the prior federal estimates.”