Bennet, Hatch Champion Pay-for-Performance Proposal to Meet Challenges, Make Government More Efficient

Bipartisan Bill Invests in Positive Outcomes, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Pay-For-Performance Act, a bill that aims to achieve better outcomes for social service program beneficiaries and taxpayers alike. The legislation is ...

Bennet Joins Senate to Confirm New VA Secretary

Urges Secretary McDonald to Devote Attention to Structural Reforms, Completion of VA Hospital in Aurora

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Senate colleagues to confirm Robert McDonald as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Bennet met with McDonald earlier this month and stressed the importance of completing construction of the VA hospital in Aurora and fixing the systemic issues within the VA to provide veteran...
Includes Bennet-Udall Bill to Help Improve Rural Water Infrastructure Bennet Proposal to Treat LNG Equally to Diesel Fuel also in Bill Calls on House to Adopt these Important Reforms The U.S. Senate today passed a bill to sustain the Highway Trust Fund into early 2015. The Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PAT...

Bennet: Climate Change Already Affecting Colorado

Stresses Importance of Public Comments to Sound Rulemaking

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Administration’s public hearings, including two in Denver, to gather comments on its Clean Power Plan. “The proposed plan to curb dangerous carbon pollution will support Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Our state is already experiencing the negative ...
Biomass Removals from Public Lands Help Reduce Wildfires Suppliers May Qualify for BCAP Delivery Assistance Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that Eagle Valley Clean Energy, LLC in Gypsum has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accept biomass deliveries as part of the Biomass Crop As...

Bennet-Portman Pay-for-Success Measure Signed into Law

Bipartisan Bill Supports High-Performing Providers of Job-Training Services, Ensures Workers Equipped with 21?st Century Skills

A proposal from U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to support high-performing job-training services was signed into law yesterday. The Bennet-Portman provision in the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act will help improve federal job training programs by allowing state and local governments to di...

Bennet, Udall Press for Additional Firefighting Resources

Urge Senate to Supply Emergency Funds and Revamp Broken Fire Prevention, Management System

Amidst a record-setting wildfire season in the West, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today called for swift passage of the president’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million – accessible immediately – to fight wildfires. The Senators also called for a vote on...