Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senator Cory Gardner, is requesting the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hold a field hearing in Denver to examine the ongoing management and financial issues that have delayed the construction of the new VA hospital in Aurora.
The White House announced today that President Obama will designate Colorado's Browns Canyon as a national monument. The president will use his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to make the designation.
Bill Would Restore PILT to Mandatory Funding, Extend Secure Rural Schools Program for Three Years
Feb 12, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) today to introduce a bipartisan bill to restore mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. It would also renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law-enforcement and roads in more than 700 rural counties across the country. Colorado counties received $34.5 million in PILT funds in fiscal year 2014.
Bill Would Provide Tools to Address Shortage of Skilled Principals in High-Need Schools
Feb 12, 2015
Today, U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to help struggling schools by making key investments in the recruitment and training of effective principals.
Bill Would Equalize Tax Treatment to Put Competing Fuels on Fair Footing
Feb 11, 2015
The Senate Finance Committee today approved a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) to put liquefied natural gas (LNG) on equal footing with diesel fuel under the federal highway excise tax. The bill would allow LNG to compete fairly with diesel by taxing LNG on energy output rather than per gallon.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following the announcement from Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) that they will begin bipartisan process on a bill to fix No Child Left Behind.
Bill would help keep farmers and ranchers in business
Feb 05, 2015
A bipartisan group of senators are working to ensure farmers and ranchers have access to modern and safe water infrastructure. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) today introduced the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform (WATER) Act, which seeks to reform outdated tax provisions that hinder investment in important infrastructure advances.