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...

Bennet, Udall Thank Federal Railroad Administration for Heeding Their Calls to Work with Colorado Communities to Ease Train Noise Rules

FRA Red Tape, Costly Upgrades Hamper Communities' Efforts to Spur Economic Development, Improve Residents' Quality of Life

Following months of pressure and numerous requests on behalf of Colorado communities, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the Federal Railroad Administration's recent decision to review its train noise rules and consider how to cut red tape and make the required train-crossing upgrades more affordable for local tax...

Bennet Seeks More Information on Military Mental Health Issues, Potential Connections to Discharges

Introduces Bill to Gather Data on Protocols and Treatment Related to PTSD and Characterization of Discharges

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to learn more about combat related mental health issues in the military and their connection to certain types of discharges. The bill stems from concerns brought to Senator Bennet by Colorado Veterans, including some members of his Veterans Work Group, who believe some ...
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) advanced a bill today to help reduce waste and government inefficiency by consolidating the total number of federal data centers, and making those data centers more efficient. HSGAC Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) joined the effort as a cosponsor of the bill introdu...