Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today led a bipartisan group of senators in introducing an amendment to help reduce waste and government inefficiency by consolidating the total number of federal data centers and making those data centers more efficient. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was introduced wi...

Senate Passes Most Comprehensive Drug Safety Bill in 25 Years

Drug Quality and Security Act Now Heads to President's Desk

Today the Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill that represents the most comprehensive effort to establish safeguards for the drug distribution supply chain in the last quarter-century. The Drug Quality and Security Act would track all prescription drugs from the time they are manufactured to the moment they are picked up at t...

Senate Education Committee Members Announce Task Force to Review Higher Ed Regulations and Reporting Requirements

Task force of higher ed officials and experts will identify ways to reduce and streamline confusing or costly regulations

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senate education committee Ranking Member Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and members Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) today to announce the formation of a task force to examine burdens on institutions of higher education. The Task Force on Government Regulation of ...

Bennet, Udall: 2007 FEMA Policy Could Support Debris Removal in Evans, other Colorado Communities

Senators Identify 2007 FEMA Policy that Could Help City's Efforts to Remove Uninhabitable Mobile Homes

More than 200 mobile homes in the City of Evans have been damaged from September’s flooding and require removal, but the cash-strapped city is struggling to find the resources to foot the bill. To support the city’s efforts, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are calling on FEMA to use a policy for pri...

Bennet's Bipartisan Track and Trace Bill Moves Forward on Senate Vote

Drug Quality and Security Act includes Track-and-Trace Bill, Compounding Pharmacy Oversight

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the Senate’s vote today to begin debate on a bipartisan bill to make pharmaceutical drugs safer for consumers by tracing them from the point they are manufactured to the pharmacy that sells them to consumers. It also raises standards for wholesale drug distributors, which will hel...

House Passes Bennet-Alexander PREEMIE Act, Heads to President's Desk

Bipartisan PREEMIE Reauthorization Act Helps Reduce Infant Deaths and Disabilities through Increased Research and Prevention of Premature Births

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the House of Representative’s passage of a bipartisan bill he introduced with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, to reduce infant deaths and disabilities by expanding research, education, and ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day. Bennet attended the Denver Veterans Day Celebration on the Auraria Campus. “Today we come together to honor the bravery and dedication of the men and women of the armed forces who have served tirelessly in every corne...

Bennet, Vitter Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect States' Revenue Wrongfully Targeted by Sequester

Mineral Royalties, Sportsmen and Restoration Accounts Help Communities Provide Critical Services

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and David Vitter (R-LA) today introduced the bipartisan Return Our State Shares Act to ensure that mineral royalty payments and resources from sportsmen and restoration trust funds that are owed to Colorado, Louisiana, and other states, will no longer be wrongfully subject to the sequester. The...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was part of a bipartisan group of Senators voting today to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the Senate. The final vote was 64-32. ENDA makes it illegal to hire or fire a person based on their sexual orientation. Under current federal employment law sexual orientation is no...