Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today welcomed the passage of a short-term bill to continue construction on the VA regional medical facility in Aurora. The bill gives Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs additional time to work on a long-term funding solution to complete the project.

Bennet Urges Interior Secretary to Help Save Colorado Mining Jobs

Recent Court Ruling Could Leave Over 200 Coloradans Unemployed

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to use any and all tools at her disposal to help save over 200 mining jobs in Moffat County, Colorado. A recent court ruling called into question the environmental assessment completed to approve Colowyo's mining plan in Moffat County. The ruling gave the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining (OSM) 120 days to correct the deficiencies in its analysis.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the lack of progress in the discussions to continue construction of the VA hospital in Aurora.

Bennet Bill would Provide Tax Cuts for Small Businesses

Would Allow Increase Amount Small Businesses Can Expense, Free Up Capital for New Investments

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to provide tax relief to small businesses by increasing the amount of costs for capital equipment they can expense, or write off, in a given year. The higher cap would help small businesses free up capital quicker to invest in new purchases and help grow their businesses and the economy.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in recognition of efforts in Denver and across the country in support of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposal to continue construction of the VA hospital in Aurora.

Bennet: USDA Invests $6.5 million in Ogallala Aquifer Region

Money will be Used to Conserve Water and Improve Water Quality

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement of $6.5 million in funding for the Ogallala Aquifer region to help conserve billions of gallons water and improve quality.
The Senate today passed a bill backed by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to strengthen our country's enforcement of trade agreements. The bill includes several provisions authored by Bennet, including tools to strengthen environmental and labor protections and to crack down on countries like China that unfairly weaken their currency.