Senate Passes Bennet-Portman Measure to Strengthen DHS Cybersecurity Workforce

Uniform Classifications will Help Department Identify and Address Personal Shortages

As the risk of cyber threats continues to increase, the Senate last night took a step to bolster the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) cybersecurity workforce by passing a bipartisan provision written by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Bennet-Portman provision creates a uniform classification system that will help agencies within DHS identify and address cybersecurity personnel shortages.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on today’s passage of a continuing resolution with language authorizing the President’s request to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels currently fighting against ISIL: “ISIL poses a threat to the security and stability of our allies and partn...

Bennet Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Child-Proof Liquid Nicotine Bottles

Bennet Cosponsored Bill Following Reports of Children Being Poisoned

In the wake of recent reports showing a surge in the number of children being poisoned by liquid nicotine, a Senate committee voted today to require manufacturers to put child-proof caps on the small bottles available for purchase in stores across the country. The bill, cosponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, was intro...

In Absence of Energy Tax Reform, Bennet Pushes for Wind PTC Extension

Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Reforming Energy Tax Code

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today questioned witnesses at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on reforming the energy tax code about how tax policy can support the country’s diverse energy industry. In the absence of comprehensive energy tax reform, Bennet urged Congress to move quickly to pass a bipartisan tax extend...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today marked the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The festivities, which occur from September 15 to October 15, celebrate the many histories and cultures which make up the Latino community and the countless contributions Latinos have made to the country. “One of Colorado’s g...
El senador de Colorado Michael Bennet marcó hoy la celebración del Mes de la Hispanidad. Los festejos son celebrados del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre y celebran la variedad de historias y culturas en la comunidad Latino, y adicionalmente las innumerables contribuciones de Latinos de el país. “Uno d...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the anniversary of last year's tragic flooding: "A year ago, when the rain began falling, many of us could have never predicted the unprecedented devastation and destruction that would follow. In the aftermath of this crisis we saw Coloradans from every corne...
The National Farmers Union (NFU) honored Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet with the 2014 Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers, fish...