U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Act of 2015, a bill that would increase civilian national service opportunities and put America's youth and returning veterans to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing America's great outdoors. The bill would enable certain federal departments and land management agencies to more effectively work with youth service organizations to carry out their important missions, and it would do this in a cost-efficient way without creating any new federal spending of taxpayer dollars.

Bennet Sponsors Bill to Fund PILT, LWCF, and Secure Rural Schools Programs

Bill will Reauthorize Programs Essential for Colorado Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is cosponsoring a bill introduced by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program and fund the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program for six years.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Al Franken (D-MN) today introduced a bill that would shut the revolving door of lobbyist influence in Washington by banning Members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. Bennet first introduced the bill in 2010 as one of his earliest proposals to reform Washington. He has committed to pushing for it in every subsequent Congress until it becomes law.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed a provision to modify the federal excise tax on Liquefied Natural Gas and Propane as part of the three month highway funding extension. The provision, introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), will make modifications to the Excise Tax for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), allowing natural gas to compete fairly with diesel by taxing the fuel on an energy output basis rather than per gallon. Under the current system, Americans are unfairly paying about 70% more in taxes to fill up their cars and trucks with comparatively cleaner Natural Gas than diesel.

Bennet, Murray Highlight New Support for Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

New state-by-state data shows millions of American workers still cannot take time to recover from illness or care for a family member without jeopardizing their paycheck

Support is growing in the U.S. Senate for a bill that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave, as newly-released data shows that the lack of such access continues to affect tens of millions of families across the country.

Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

Bipartisan Bill Waives SBA Loan Fees for Veterans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet celebrated the Senate passage of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act. The bipartisan bill will support veteran entrepreneurship and veteran-owned small businesses by increasing access to credit through the Small Business Administration (SBA).