Bennet, Senate Pass TRIA, Crucial to Economic Development, National Security

Enables Hotels, Stadiums, Malls to Obtain Insurance Coverage

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to pass the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which helps commercial properties secure financing and terrorism risk insurance coverage from the private sector. The bill extends the TRIA program for seven years while taking steps to further protect taxp...

Minority of Senators Block Bill to Protect Women's Health

Bill Restores Decision-Making to Women, Not Employers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after a minority of senators used a procedural vote to block consideration of a bill that returns the ability to make health decisions to women and their families, rather than allowing employers to impose their beliefs on employees by denying benefits. “The...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the announcement that negotiators have failed to reach a compromise agreement in the state legislature to give local communities more control over oil and gas drilling. “Oil and gas support Colorado jobs, help drive our economy, and reduce our dependence...

Bennet Urges Senate to Support Hobby Lobby Bill to Protect Women's Health

Restores Decision-Making to Women, Not Employers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his Senate colleagues to support a bill that returns the ability to make health decisions to women and their families, rather than allowing employers to impose their beliefs on employees by denying benefits. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act restores th...

Bennet, Udall Herald HUD's Release of $58.2 Million More Flood-Recovery Funds for Colorado

Funds Secured By Bennet, Udall Bring HUD's Total Colorado Flood-Recovery Investment to $320.3 Million

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall heralded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's release of $58.2 million in additional flood-recovery funds to Colorado. The release, which Bennet and Udall worked to secure from supplemental disaster-recovery funding set aside following Hurricane Sandy, brings HUD's total...
Bill Includes Bennet-Udall Measure to Help Improve Rural Water Infrastructure Bennet’s Proposal to Treat LNG Equally to Diesel Fuel also in Bill Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today called on the Senate to quickly pass a bill to sustain the Highway Trust Fund into early 2015. If Congress doesn&rsquo...

Lawmakers Want Safety Caps on Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

Legislation proposed after spike in poisoning reports

The stuff is called Cotton Candy, Fruity Loops and even Gummi Bear. But this particular stuff is not a pack of bubble gum or bag of fruit chews you might see as you check out at your local convenience store. It is, in fact, a highly toxic and still-unregulated form of concentrated liquid nicotine for use in vapor devices includ...
Includes Bennet’s Bill to Treat LNG Equally to Diesel Fuel Also Contains Bennet-Udall Bill to Help Improve Rural Water Infrastructure The Senate Finance Committee today approved a bill to sustain the Highway Trust Fund into early 2015. It includes two measures Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured to conserve ener...
House Passage Sends WIA to President’s Desk Bipartisan Bill Supports High-Performing Providers of Job-Training Services, Ensures Workers Equipped with 21‎st Century Skills A proposal from U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to support high-performing job-training services is slated to become la...