WIA Passes Senate with Key Bennet-Portman Pay-for-Success Measure

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 passed the Senate today as part of the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The provision will help improve federal job training programs by allowing state and local governments to direct j...

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Anonymous Spending in Elections

DISCLOSE Act of 2014 will Help Correct Flood of Secret Money Created by Citizens United Decision

With hundreds of millions of dollars from anonymous donors being spent to secretly influence this year’s elections, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and 49 other senators to introduce the DISCLOSE Act of 2014. The bill would crack down on so-called “dark money” by requ...

Senators Bennet, Alexander Would Cut 100-Question Student Aid Form to 2 Questions

Their six-part legislation also simplifies grants and loans, allows year-round Pell Grants, discourages over-borrowing, and simplifies repayments

Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released a draft 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. The bill would reduce to a single postcard—call...

Bennet: Permanent Solution Needed for Ski Area Water Rights

Plans to Introduce Bill to Give Certainty to Colorado's Water Community

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed rule intended to address water rights for ski areas operating on national forest lands. Bennet is encouraging Colorado stakeholders to submit feedback on the rule to the Forest Service during the 60-day public comment period. “Water...

Bennet: Executive Order Next Step to Eliminating Discrimination in Workforce

Federal Contractors will be Prohibited from Discriminating Against LGBT Workers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the White House’s announcement that President Obama will sign an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers. “There is absolutely no place for discrimination of any kind in the wo...
Brings leaders from across the state to tour cutting-ed labs, companies Aurora, Lakewood, CO – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet brought together more than 45 state leaders from the bioscience industry, academia, local governments, local businesses, and economic development groups to have a first-hand, inside look...
Bennet Cosponsored Bipartisan Legislation Continues to Push for Structural Reforms to Deliver Services that Colorado Veterans Earned The United States Senate today passed a bipartisan bill to help address the extreme delays many veterans face when they attempt to access health care services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Af...
Following the release of the results of an internal audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet continued to press for changes to correct the systemic issues within the VA to ensure veterans receive the care and services they’ve earned in a timely manner. “We c...