Bennet, Bipartisan Group of Senators Demand Administration Release Water Safety Report

Senators: Communities must have access to the facts to ensure levels of PFAS in local drinking water are safe

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with a bipartisan group of 11 Senators, this week demanded the administration release the results of a study regarding what levels of certain chemicals are safe in drinking water. According to recent news reports, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to block the release of results from a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study on the toxic Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS are a class of toxic chemicals used in manufacturing that have been linked to a variety of cancers and serious health conditions.

Bennet Applauds Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation would mean vital investments and certainty for U.S. providers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the 2018 Farm Bill ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled bill markup.

Bennet, Colleagues Open Inquiry on President Trump's Reckless Comments on Jobs Report

Call for Investigation to Identify if Anyone Obtained or Used Nonpublic Market-Moving Information for Private Gain

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), today sent letters to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reckless comments on market-moving economic data prior to their public release. The senators noted that this was a violation of federal guidelines and asked the SEC and CFTC to investigate whether any person or corporate entity was able to obtain and use market-moving information before the official release and questioned BLS about the controls it has in place to keep the data confidential. They also pressed the CEA on what additional steps the Administration will take to ensure that no one is taking advantage of the prerelease data for private gain.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today announced that Mountain View Electric Association, headquartered in Limon, will receive an $82.1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build 197 miles of electric line, improve 197 miles of electric line, and make other system improvements in rural communities. The loan amount also includes $2 million for smart grid projects.

Bennet, Alexander Introduce “PREEMIE” Bill to Give Infants Hope for Healthier Lives

Legislation updates programs aimed at preventing preterm births

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the committee, this week introduced legislation to reduce infant deaths and improve infant health by continuing research and education programs aimed at preventing preterm births.

Bennet, 39 Senators to Trump: Uphold Our American and Humanitarian Values and End Your Cruel Policy of Separating Children from Parents at the Border

Senators stress the short- and long-term damage of Trump’s policy of traumatizing children seeking asylum

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined 39 of his Democratic Senate colleagues in demanding the Trump administration stop further traumatizing children and end its inhumane policy of separating innocent boys and girls from families who cross the Southwest border seeking asylum in the United States.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with a group of 120 Members of Congress, this week called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to immediately correct her recent false and dangerous testimony asserting that local schools have the discretion to allow personnel to report undocumented students or family members to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for potential deportation.