Treasury Department Clarifies Treatment of Volunteer First Responders in Health Care Law

Bennet Cosponsored Bill to Clarify Status, Allow Localities to Retain Volunteer First Responders

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed today’s news from the Treasury Department that it will issue proposed regulations along with the Internal Revenue Service that clarifies how volunteer firefighters and first responders are defined in the new health care law. The proposal will make it clear that volunteer emergency...

Bennet Welcomes Bipartisan Bill to Boost U.S. Exports, Create Jobs

Senate, House Leaders Introduce Bill to Deliver Job-Creating Trade Agreements

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the introduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill that will establish strong rules for trade negotiations and Congressional approval of trade pacts, to deliver trade agreements that boost U.S. exports, and create American jobs. The bill was introduced today by ...

Bennet, Udall, Perlmutter Welcome Release of $110 Million from DOT for Flood Recovery Efforts

Funds Are Part of $450 Million Senators, Congressman Secured for Road and Highway Repair

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Congressman Ed Perlmutter welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision today to award the Colorado Department of Transportation $110 million to repair roads and highways damaged by the recent floods. The new infusion of flood recovery money is part of the $450 million in ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the shootings this afternoon at Arapahoe High School: “Our hearts are with all the students and families of the Arapahoe High School community, as well as the brave first responders who helped secure student safety. No parent ever wants to look up at the...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are urging the leadership of several Senate committees to ensure that they prioritize federal resources for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. These resources are critical to Colorado counties that use the funding to provide services, such as police, fire protection, em...

Bennet Applauds Navy and USDA Announcement of "Farm to Fleet"? Initiative

For the first time, biofuels will now be available for regular purchase by Navy

Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Navy on the announcement of their joint “Farm to Fleet” program that will incorporate biofuel as a part of fuel used by the Navy. Today’s announcement means that for the first time, biofuels will be available for regular purchase ...