President Issues Colorado Major Disaster Designation Due to Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides

Bennet Worked with Members of Delegation to Secure Federal Recovery Funding

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that President Obama has issued a major disaster designation for the State of Colorado due to severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. The designation will give communities access to federal funding for recovery efforts. Bennet joined Congressmen Scott Tipton, Ken Buck, and Doug Lamborn in a letter led by Senator Cory Gardner to President Obama last week asking for the designation.

Bennet, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Expand Services for LGBT Seniors

Bill Permanently Establishes National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the LGBT Elder Americans Act to improve services available for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults. Specifically, the bill would build upon the Older Americans Act to include LGBT seniors as a vulnerable population and permanently establish the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is also an original cosponsor.
The Senate today adopted an amendment introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to help make the most of existing programs, services, and funding. The amendment requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study and provide recommendations on ways to increase the coordination and effectiveness of existing federal programs that benefit or serve children.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unveiled an updated version of the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill to fix No Child Left Behind, with several new measures authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. The previous version of the bill was approved 22-0 by the HELP Committee.

Bennet Cosponsors Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

Bipartisan Bill Waives SBA Loan Fees for Veterans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has signed on as a cosponsor of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act. The bill, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), would permanently make Small Business Administration (SBA) loans less expensive for veterans in the Express loan program by waiving loan fees.

Bennet Urges Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Assists the sales of “Made in Colorado” goods across the globe

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank's charter as soon as it returns to session in July to ensure that Colorado businesses remain competitive in the global economic environment.