U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Al Franken (D-MN) today introduced a bill that would shut the revolving door of lobbyist influence in Washington by banning Members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. Bennet first introduced the bill in 2010 as one of his earliest proposals to reform Washington. He has committed to pushing for it in every subsequent Congress until it becomes law.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed a provision to modify the federal excise tax on Liquefied Natural Gas and Propane as part of the three month highway funding extension. The provision, introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), will make modifications to the Excise Tax for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), allowing natural gas to compete fairly with diesel by taxing the fuel on an energy output basis rather than per gallon. Under the current system, Americans are unfairly paying about 70% more in taxes to fill up their cars and trucks with comparatively cleaner Natural Gas than diesel.

Bennet, Murray Highlight New Support for Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

New state-by-state data shows millions of American workers still cannot take time to recover from illness or care for a family member without jeopardizing their paycheck

Support is growing in the U.S. Senate for a bill that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave, as newly-released data shows that the lack of such access continues to affect tens of millions of families across the country.

Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

Bipartisan Bill Waives SBA Loan Fees for Veterans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet celebrated the Senate passage of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act. The bipartisan bill will support veteran entrepreneurship and veteran-owned small businesses by increasing access to credit through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) today applauded the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and the Committee's Ranking Member, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash), on their announcement of an agreement on a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This bill would ensure LWCF can fully realize its promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.