Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

Measure Aims to Curb Recidivism, Reduce Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has cosponsored a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders, targeting violent criminals, and granting judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes. The package also seeks to curb recidivism by helping prisoners successfully re-enter society. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act was first introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).

Bennet-Backed Wind Energy Funding Passes Senate

Portion of Wind Energy Funding Headed to NREL

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined his Senate colleagues in passing the Energy and Water Appropriations bill that includes $95.4 million for wind energy research and development.

Bennet Showcases LWCF Accomplishments in Durango

Calls on Congress to Permanently Reauthorize, Fully Fund LWCF

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited Iris Park in Durango and took a walking tour of the Animas River Trail and Schneider park to highlight some of the recreation and park projects completed with funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Treasury Department Identifies Potential Currency Manipulators through Bennet Provision in Customs Law

Bipartisan Bennet Amendment Established Steps to Combat Currency Manipulation

The U.S. Treasury Department has identified countries that it will closely monitor for potential unfair currency manipulation using new criteria for analyzing foreign currencies established by a provision authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to begin the process of fighting manipulation.