Bennet, Ayotte Applaud Passage of Resolution to Award Israeli President Shimon Peres with Congressional Gold Medal

Measure Honors Peres' Role in 'Forging the Strong and Unbreakable Bond between the United States and Israel'

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced Congress has passed bipartisan legislation they introduced to award Israeli President Shimon Peres with a Congressional Gold Medal. The bill passed both chambers unanimously this week and now goes to the president to be signed into law. Once the bill is ...

Bennet, Portman Introduce Bill to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

Homeland Security Committee Passes Important First Step

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen the federal cybersecurity workforce with a uniform classification system that will help agencies identify and address personnel shortages. This morning, Portman successfully secured a narrower version of the bill as an amendment during the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee's consideration of the Department of Homeland Security Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act.

Bennet, Udall Introduce Legislation to Connect Four Corners Residents with Colorado TV

Legislation Builds on Bennet's and Udall's Work to Give All Coloradans Access to News, Weather, Emergency Information They Need

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced legislation today to give the residents of Durango, Cortez and the Four Corners region meaningful access to the news, weather, sports and emergency information most relevant to them. Bennet's and Udall's Colorado News, Emergency, Weather and Sports (NEWS) Act of 2014 would amen...

WIA Compromise Includes Key Bennet-Portman Pay-for-Success Measure

Bipartisan Bill Supports High-Performing Providers of Job-Training Services, Ensures Workers Equipped with 21?st Century Skills

A key component of a bill U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced to improve federal job training programs ‎has been included in a bipartisan deal that House and Senate negotiators announced today. House and Senate leaders released a compromise package to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act ...

Bennet: New Air Tankers Crucial to Fighting Wildfires

Bennet Secured Provision in Farm Bill Authorizing New Air Tankers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the U.S. Forest Service is in the final stages of procuring four additional air tankers to aid wildfire suppression efforts. The additional tankers will bring the fleet up to 21 large air tankers available. Bennet, a m...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it has designated 94 national forest areas in 35 states for expedited insect and disease treatments. In Colorado, over 9.6 million acres in the Arapaho-Roosevelt, Grand Mesa, Gunnison, Pike, Rio-Grande, Ro...

Bennet, Udall, Tipton Fight for Farm Bill Resources to Sustain Colorado River Basin

Designation from USDA will provide critical conservation tools

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Mark Udall, and Congressman Scott Tipton are requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designate the Colorado River basin as a Critical Conservation Area (CCA) under the 2014 Farm Bill’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The designation will pro...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has made an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Colorado due to the Red Mountain Pass rockslide that occurred in January. The rockslide completely closed a stretch of U.S. 550 from Ouray to Silverton for a month...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after a minority of Senators used a procedural vote to block the bipartisan tax extenders bill, which includes a two-year extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) he helped secure. “This is yet another example of Was...