Eight senators condemn Pruitt’s refusal to require financial assurances from hard rock mining companies, letting polluters off scot free after spills like Gold King
Jan 18, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with seven other Senate Democrats, sent a letter condemning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision not to issue final federal financial responsibility requirements for hard rock mining operations, leaving taxpayers on the hook for cleaning up toxic spills from metal mining - the single largest source of toxic releases, according to the EPA.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today, with a group of 40 senators, stood up for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) independence to obtain justice for consumers who have been wronged by large financial institutions.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), released the following statement after reaching a bipartisan agreement on immigration.
In Wake of Cole Memorandum Repeal, Senators Urge Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to Retain Guidance on Financial Institutions
Jan 11, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today sent a letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"), urging it to retain its February 14, 2014 guidance for financial institutions that serve marijuana businesses.
In letter, Bennet writes that “Nebulous federal interaction” will “invite chaos” and “do more harm to public safety than to restrict legal marijuana”
Jan 05, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting that he rescind the Department of Justice's January 4, 2018 guidance regarding marijuana enforcement. Bennet offered to meet with Attorney General Sessions in person to discuss the matter further.