Bennet Pushes Bipartisan Bill at Infrastructure Finance Conference

Calls for Investment to Maintain Current Assets, Build New 21st Century Infrastructure

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today discussed the crucial need to repair, improve, and upgrade our infrastructure to help maintain the United States’ competitiveness in the changing global economy at the “America’s Infrastructure Opportunity: Bridging the Financing Gap” conference. “We’r...

As Senate Considers Tax Bill, Bennet Urges Extension of Wind Production Tax Credit

Two-Year Extension Will Support Thousands of Colorado Jobs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged the Senate to support the wind production tax credit (PTC) which is currently up for debate as part of a broader Tax Extenders bill. Bennet included a two-year extension of the wind PTC in the Tax Extenders bill during debate in the Senate Finance Committee. Bennet worked with Rep...
Following a call from Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it will propose adding the Colorado Smelter site in Pueblo to the National Priorities List through the agency’s Superfund program. The members of the delegation ...
Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act -- which makes smart updates to the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) that provides startup, replication and expansion funding for high-qualit...
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressman Scott Tipton welcomed a D.C. District Court judge's decision today to grant the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service and other litigants a six-month extension of the decision deadline on the proposed Endangered Species Act listing of the Gunnison sage grouse. Bennet, Udall, an...

Uncertainty in Future Highway Funding Focus of Finance Committee Hearing

Bennet Urges Long-Term Plan to Maintain U.S. Competitiveness

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee today held a hearing to discuss the need for investment in roads, highways, and other transportation projects. The panel heard from a range of experts about how Congress can address the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The trust fund is expected to go bankrupt by August, leaving no fun...

Bennet: Time to Act on Climate Change is Now

Bennet Joins Call for Action Following Latest Release of National Climate Assessment

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today called on Congress to heed the warnings of the National Climate Assessment released today and to begin work together on solutions to mitigate the effects climate change is already having on the United States. The administration today released the 2014 National Climate Assessment, which s...