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...

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...