U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ron Portman (R-OH) today welcomed the announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the agency would restore dramatic cuts to several personalized medicine diagnostics. Bennet and Portman led a group of senators earlier this month urging CMS to reconsider its proposed reimbursement cuts for these crucial tests.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO and Mike Crapo (R-ID) today led a bipartisan coalition urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation.
Committee Adopts Bennet Amendment Giving States Authority to Cap Testing
Nov 19, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the House-Senate conference committee to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), today voted to approve the bipartisan, bicameral framework to fix No Child Left Behind. The agreement represents the conference committee's work to reconcile the differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced a bill to help power plants and industrial facilities finance the purchase and installation of carbon capture and storage equipment. The carbon that is captured can be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or stored underground.
Bipartisan Bill Incorporates Land into Arapaho National Forest
Nov 19, 2015
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today advanced a bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet that would protect ten parcels within a "wedge" of land between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest by incorporating the land into Arapaho National Forest. The Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015, cosponsored by Senator Cory Gardner, passed by a voice vote.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named a member of the conference committee charged with reconciling the differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills to fix No Child Left Behind. Once passed by both the House and Senate, the final bill will reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the chief federal law addressing K-12 education.
Requests Senate Leadership to Include Reauthorization, Funding in Must-Pass Bill
Nov 18, 2015
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) today led a bipartisan coalition of 14 senators requesting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) include the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) along with full mandatory funding in one of the bills Congress must pass before adjourning for the year.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement today regarding the release of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Roan Plateau.