Following the Senate’s failed vote to advance a bill that would provide emergency aid for wildfires and the refugee crisis, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called on his colleagues to work together to find a path forward for these crises. The bill includes $615 million in emergency firefighting funds for the U.S. Forest ...
Senate-Passed Bill Included Bennet-Udall Measure to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure Bennet Proposal to Treat LNG Equally to Diesel Fuel also in Bill Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today denounced the vote in the House of Representatives to strip provisions important to Coloradans from the bill to susta...

Bennet, Hatch Champion Pay-for-Performance Proposal to Meet Challenges, Make Government More Efficient

Bipartisan Bill Invests in Positive Outcomes, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Pay-For-Performance Act, a bill that aims to achieve better outcomes for social service program beneficiaries and taxpayers alike. The legislation is ...

Bennet: Climate Change Already Affecting Colorado

Stresses Importance of Public Comments to Sound Rulemaking

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Administration’s public hearings, including two in Denver, to gather comments on its Clean Power Plan. “The proposed plan to curb dangerous carbon pollution will support Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Our state is already experiencing the negative ...

Bennet Joins Senate to Confirm New VA Secretary

Urges Secretary McDonald to Devote Attention to Structural Reforms, Completion of VA Hospital in Aurora

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Senate colleagues to confirm Robert McDonald as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Bennet met with McDonald earlier this month and stressed the importance of completing construction of the VA hospital in Aurora and fixing the systemic issues within the VA to provide veteran...
Includes Bennet-Udall Bill to Help Improve Rural Water Infrastructure Bennet Proposal to Treat LNG Equally to Diesel Fuel also in Bill Calls on House to Adopt these Important Reforms The U.S. Senate today passed a bill to sustain the Highway Trust Fund into early 2015. The Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PAT...

Bennet-Portman Pay-for-Success Measure Signed into Law

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 was signed into law yesterday. The Bennet-Portman provision in the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act will help improve federal job training programs by allowing state and local governments to di...