Requests Senate Leadership to Include Reauthorization, Funding in Must-Pass Bill
Nov 18, 2015
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) today led a bipartisan coalition of 14 senators requesting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) include the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) along with full mandatory funding in one of the bills Congress must pass before adjourning for the year.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named a member of the conference committee charged with reconciling the differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills to fix No Child Left Behind. Once passed by both the House and Senate, the final bill will reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the chief federal law addressing K-12 education.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement today regarding the release of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Roan Plateau.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to update and modernize the child tax credit for hardworking middle-class and low-income families. The Child Tax Credit Improvement Act would index the credit to inflation, increase the value of the credit for families with young children, and allow families to receive a larger refund from the credit on their tax returns.
Fort Carson Soldier to be Honored for Protecting American, Afghan Leaders from Suicide Bomber
Nov 12, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the bravery and service of U.S. Army Captain Florent A. Groberg who is being awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today. Capt. Groberg was a Fort Carson soldier, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division as a platoon leader.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on Lt. Governor Joe Garcia's decision to step down to pursue a new job as President of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
The U.S. Senate today passed Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's amendment to conduct a study of the effects of combat service on suicide rates and other mental health issues among members of the Armed Forces and veterans. The amendment requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with the Department of Defense to commission a study with an independent third party. It passed as part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to block the Administration's efforts to provide relief to certain undocumented immigrants.