Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Measures to Address Opioid Abuse

Measures Included in Bipartisan Bill to Focus Resources on Evidence-Based Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Programs

Today, the Senate passed the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) with two provisions backed by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to help tackle the opioid epidemic.

Bennet, Gardner Urge Judiciary Committee to Consider Regina Rodriguez Nomination

President Nominated Rodriguez in April Following Bennet, Gardner Recommendations

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to work swiftly to consider the nomination of Regina Rodriguez to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The Colorado senators wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy urging them to schedule a hearing and a vote on confirmation as soon as possible.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Innovative Home-Based Primary Care Medicare Program Permanent

Independence at Home program brings primary care medical services to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions in their homes; has already saved $25 million in first year

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Rob Portman (R-OH) to introduce a bill to convert the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration into a permanent, national Medicare program.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Senate's vote to advance a bill that would establish a mandatory national labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and ten other Senators are urging House and Senate members negotiating the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill to include a provision that can help Denver International Airport enhance its security of soft targets and complete its plan to restructure its security checkpoints.

On Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act Reforms, Senators Call on Administration to Hold Colleges and Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus

Senators: “Educational equity for women and all students requires fair, responsive, fully developed campus sexual assault policies, knowledgeable administrators, with the shared goal of ending sexual violence on campuses”

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with 30 Senators, sent a letter to the Departments of Education and Justice urging the agencies to ensure colleges and universities receiving federal funds adhere to new measures intended to help prevent sexual violence on campus and increase accountability for students' safety.