Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and John McCain (R-AZ) to introduce a bipartisan bill to reimburse states that provided funds to temporarily reopen national parks during the 2013 government shutdown. The National Park Access Act is also sponsored by Cory Gardner (R-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Bob Corker (R-TN), and John Thune (R-SD).
42 senators, 79 House members introduce bill to guarantee federal marriage rights
Jan 09, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 41 other senators led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to reintroduce the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. The bill would also ensure that all legally-married, same-sex couples are treated equally under federal law by clarifying current statutes.
Bill introduced by Alexander, Bennet, Burr, Booker, Isakson, King will simplify financial aid application for 20 million Americans who fill it out each year
Jan 07, 2015
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) with Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Angus King (I- Maine) today introduced the FAST Act, a bill to simplify the process of applying for and receiving federal financial aid to attend college, allow year-round use of Pell Grants, discourage over-borrowing and simplify repayments.
Bill Will Reduce Permitting Delays, Help Create Jobs, Reduce Trade Deficit, Enhance National Security
Jan 06, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. The bipartisan bill will speed up the approval process for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which do not have free trade agreements with the United States.
Bennet and Merkley were lead sponsors along with former Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown on the bipartisan CROWDFUND Act, which was passed on April 5, 2012 as part of the JOBS Act, which allows small businesses to raise start-up capital on the internet.
Senate Passes Bill to Extend Expired Tax Provisions for Two Weeks
Dec 16, 2014
Bennet denounced the tax extenders package passed by the Senate tonight for providing little to no certainty for Colorado's wind energy industry, which relies on the wind production tax credit (PTC) that expired at the end of 2013. Bennet voted against the measure.
Bill instructs GAO to explore some less than honorable discharges
Dec 15, 2014
Bennet's bill stems from concerns brought to him by Colorado veterans, including some members of his Veterans Working Group, who believe some service members may be receiving less than Honorable discharges due to behavior related to mental trauma, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).