Would Allow Increase Amount Small Businesses Can Expense, Free Up Capital for New Investments
May 20, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to provide tax relief to small businesses by increasing the amount of costs for capital equipment they can expense, or write off, in a given year. The higher cap would help small businesses free up capital quicker to invest in new purchases and help grow their businesses and the economy.
Money will be Used to Conserve Water and Improve Water Quality
May 15, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement of $6.5 million in funding for the Ogallala Aquifer region to help conserve billions of gallons water and improve quality.
The Senate today passed a bill backed by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to strengthen our country's enforcement of trade agreements. The bill includes several provisions authored by Bennet, including tools to strengthen environmental and labor protections and to crack down on countries like China that unfairly weaken their currency.
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) issued the following statement today regarding the Denver Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
Producers Eligible for Assistance from Farm Service Agency
May 13, 2015
Senator Michael Bennet announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Garfield County, Moffat County, and Rio Blanco County as contiguous disaster areas due to drought. The designation makes farm operators in these counties eligible to be considered for federal assistance, including Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senate co-sponsors Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), announced today they are introducing the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015 in the United States Senate to exempt from the Controlled Substances Act strains of therapeutic hemp used to fight seizures in children and adults suffering from intractable epilepsy.