U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which would fully realize LWCF's promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The bipartisan bill introduced last month offers several critical measures that would improve mental health care and suicide prevention resources for American service members. Bennet is a cosponsor of the bill.
Today, an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). While the amendment needed 60 votes in order to meet a procedural hurdle, today's vote proves that a bipartisan majority of the Senate supports the LWCF.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) teamed up with Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) and announced today that they will be introducing bills this week in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives to finish building the Aurora Veteran's Affairs Hospital.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today helped advance a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act with a provision that will encourage the use of locally grown foods by nutrition services providers. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved the bill.
Amendments to the Hire More Heroes Act Would Benefit Colorado Veterans
Jan 28, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet offered four amendments at the Senate Finance Committee hearing of the Hire More Heroes Act to help complete the Veterans Hospital at Fitzsimons and to expand access to Veteran's Administration (VA) health care for rural Coloradans.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help coordinate care and improve health outcomes for children with medically complex conditions in Medicaid.