Bennet Sponsors Bill to Fund PILT, LWCF, and Secure Rural Schools Programs

Bill will Reauthorize Programs Essential for Colorado Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is cosponsoring a bill introduced by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program and fund the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program for six years.

Bennet, Crapo Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Children In and At-Risk of Foster Care

Bill Gives States Flexibility to Use Federal Funds on Prevention Efforts

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Michael Crapo (R-ID) introduced the All Kids Matter Act to help protect children in and at risk of needing foster care. The bill would allow states to use existing federal child welfare funding for evidence-based prevention efforts to protect kids before they experience an abusive or neglectful situation that may require foster care. It would also increase accountability measures for states to reduce the use of congregated care and group home placements for children.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton are pressing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help resolve a request from the Grand Junction Regional Airport to amend its security plan. With little explanation, the TSA rejected on July 23 the airport's proposed security amendment to remove two perimeter security gates that block access to businesses and local attractions.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed a provision to modify the federal excise tax on Liquefied Natural Gas and Propane as part of the three month highway funding extension. The provision, introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), will make modifications to the Excise Tax for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), allowing natural gas to compete fairly with diesel by taxing the fuel on an energy output basis rather than per gallon. Under the current system, Americans are unfairly paying about 70% more in taxes to fill up their cars and trucks with comparatively cleaner Natural Gas than diesel.

Bennet, Murray Highlight New Support for Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

New state-by-state data shows millions of American workers still cannot take time to recover from illness or care for a family member without jeopardizing their paycheck

Support is growing in the U.S. Senate for a bill that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave, as newly-released data shows that the lack of such access continues to affect tens of millions of families across the country.

Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

Bipartisan Bill Waives SBA Loan Fees for Veterans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet celebrated the Senate passage of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act. The bipartisan bill will support veteran entrepreneurship and veteran-owned small businesses by increasing access to credit through the Small Business Administration (SBA).