Senate Passes Bill to Extend Expired Tax Provisions for Two Weeks
Dec 16, 2014
Bennet denounced the tax extenders package passed by the Senate tonight for providing little to no certainty for Colorado's wind energy industry, which relies on the wind production tax credit (PTC) that expired at the end of 2013. Bennet voted against the measure.
Bill Also Includes Resources for NREL, LWCF, EWP, Forest Legacy Program
Dec 15, 2014
The bill, which provides funding for a majority of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, also contains funding for Golden's National Renewable Energy Lab, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the Forest Legacy Program, and the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program.
Bill instructs GAO to explore some less than honorable discharges
Dec 15, 2014
Bennet's bill stems from concerns brought to him by Colorado veterans, including some members of his Veterans Working Group, who believe some service members may be receiving less than Honorable discharges due to behavior related to mental trauma, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Expected to Save Up To $3 Billion, Reduce Energy Consumption
Dec 12, 2014
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Act, introduced last year by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and cosponsored by Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual bill authorizing funding for the Pentagon.
Community-Driven Effort to Protect Watershed Heads to Presidents Desk
Dec 12, 2014
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton today celebrated the Senate's passage of their bipartisan bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango.
Bennet and Merkley were lead sponsors along with former Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown on the bipartisan CROWDFUND Act, which was passed on April 5, 2012 as part of the JOBS Act, which allows small businesses to raise start-up capital on the internet.
Announces that Colorado Smelter Site will be added to National Priorities List
Dec 11, 2014
Bennet, Udall, and Tipton worked closely with Governor John Hickenlooper and Pueblo elected officials to urge the EPA to include the site, and sent a letter in March urging the EPA to help with cleanup efforts as the community lacked the necessary resources.