Bennet: House Failures on Immigration Hurting Families, Economy

346 Days Since Senate Passed Bipartisan Immigration Bill; One Year Since House Voted to Repeal DACA

With the one-year anniversary of Senate passage of its bipartisan immigration bill approaching, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is once again calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to take action. “Our immigration system is broken. That’s something that both Republicans and Democrats agree on. Yet, the Hous...

Bennet Welcomes Homeland Security Committee's Focus on Wildfire Mitigation

Senate Homeland Security Committee Discusses Training, Mitigation Assistance

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the continued focus on federal wildfire mitigation and firefighter training programs in a hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The panel heard from local, state, and federal officials about how Congress can help boost fire prevention and...

Bennet, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Administration to Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System

In letter to President Obama, Senators urge top-level private sector review of VA systems

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of nine U.S. Senators to call on the Administration to accept private sector assistance in fixing the broken Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) scheduling system. In a letter sent today, Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Patty Mu...

HUD Approves Waiver Allowing Disaster Recovery Funds to Boost Economy through Tourism Projects

Resources will promote tourism to boost local economies damaged by flooding

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved Colorado’s request to use up to $500,000 in HUD disaster recovery funds to advertise, promote and support efforts to increase tourism in the areas of the state hit hardest by the fl...

Bennet: Colorado is Feeling the Effect of Climate Change_June

Welcomes President's Action to Curb Emissions

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Administration’s release of a draft rule to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. “I support the President’s action to curb dangerous carbon pollution, because Colorado is already experiencing the negative effects of a changing climate. The constant t...

Bennet Joins Mercury Payment Systems for Opening of New Durango Headquarters

Mercury Village Built for Growth in Southwest Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited Mercury Payment Systems in Durango to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters, Mercury Village. Founded in 2001, Mercury Payment Systems has grown to 450 employees in Durango, becoming one of the largest employers in La Plata County. It has an additional 200 employees in De...

Denver Satellite Office to Open June 30

Bennet coordinated effort to bring satellite office to Colorado

Washington, DC – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that its permanent satellite office in Denver will officially open on June 30, 2014. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet coordinated the state’s bipartisan effort to bring the satellite office to Colorado. This included securing an amendmen...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement following the resignation of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki: “Secretary Shinseki and his military service and sacrifice to his country have been extraordinary. His willingness to step down to avoid being a distraction in...