The House of Representatives passed Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's bipartisan bill to expedite the consolidation of federal data centers that could save up to $3 billion in taxpayer dollars. The Federal Data Center Consolidation Act, cosponsored by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual bill authorizing funding for the Pentagon.

Bennet, Hatch Introduce Bill to Cut Red Tape, Boost Innovation in Health IT

Bill Exempts Low-Risk Medical Software, Mobile Apps from Over-Regulation

The Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health (MEDTECH) Act would exempt low-risk medical software and mobile apps from FDA regulation and provide greater certainty regarding what software will be regulated by the agency to protect consumers.

Bennet: Full Funding of PILT Needed for Long-Term Certainty

$70 Million Down Payment Included in Defense Bill

Bennet welcomed the inclusion of $70 million included in the National Defense Authorization Act for PILT but called on Congress to provide more certainty to communities that rely on these resources to provide essential services.

Hermosa Creek Bill Included in Defense Authorization Act

Bill Language Represents Agreement among Local Communities

The bipartisan, bicameral bill to protect the Hermosa Creek watershed has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act, one of the few remaining bills Congress is expected to debate this year. (Photo courtesy EcoFlight)