Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the Senate's passage of a bill to reform the "40-mile" rule under the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program. The bill will allow veterans to access non-VA care if they live within 40 miles of a VA medical facility but the services they require are not offered at that VA facility. Bennet advocated for this change as a cosponsor of S. 207, the Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today welcomed the passage of a short-term bill to continue construction on the VA regional medical facility in Aurora. The bill gives Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs additional time to work on a long-term funding solution to complete the project.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has signed on as a cosponsor of the Healthy Families Act that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave to use when they are ill, to care for a sick family member, to obtain preventive care, or to seek assistance related to domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.
Recent Court Ruling Could Leave Over 200 Coloradans Unemployed
May 21, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to use any and all tools at her disposal to help save over 200 mining jobs in Moffat County, Colorado. A recent court ruling called into question the environmental assessment completed to approve Colowyo's mining plan in Moffat County. The ruling gave the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining (OSM) 120 days to correct the deficiencies in its analysis.
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.