Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Bipartisan Immigration Bill

Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Consideration as Early as Next Month

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed committee passage of the bipartisan immigration bill he introduced with the ‘Group of 8.’ The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in a bipartisan 13-5 to report the bill to the full Senate, which is expected to debate the bill and consider amendments next month. “Th...

Bennet Congratulates Colorado Companies on Receiving President's "E"? Award

Award recognizes businesses for excellence in exports; Bennet leading effort to help more Colorado companies find customers overseas

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated four Colorado organizations for receiving the President’s “E” Award for significant achievement in exporting products and services overseas. The four firms – Boulder-based Lightning Eliminators; Denver-based Frederick Export; World Trade Center Denver,...
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offered his support for a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet that would govern the future management of much of the Thompson Divide, a 221,000-acre parcel of public land located predominantly in Colorado’s Pitkin, Gunnison, and Garfield counties. Benn...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that he will cosponsor the Free Flow of Information Act, also known as the reporter shield bill, when it is introduced in the Senate by New York Senator Chuck Schumer. On Wednesday, the Administration requested Congress to pass a bill that would help journalists protect the ident...

Bennet Applauds Governor's Signing of State Bill to Boost Colorado's High-Tech Sector

Builds on Recommendations from Colorado Competes Report

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the passage of a bill Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law to help create new highly-skilled jobs, increase exports, and drive innovation and capital investment. The Advanced Industries Accelerator Act will also create stronger partnerships between educational institutions and ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy. The Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to vote on her nomination tomorrow. “When you come from a beautiful state like C...

Bennet Secures Key Provisions in Farm Bill, Helps Advance Bill to Senate Floor

Bennet-Backed Measures Include New Forest Health Authorities, Improved Conservation Programs, Organic Farming, and Farm Animal Research

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his colleagues in the Senate Agriculture Committee in reporting the 2013 Farm Bill out of the Committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote. The bill includes several of Bennet’s provisions and amendments aimed at helping Colorado farmers and ranchers and communities. The bil...

Bennet, Udall, Polis Introduce Growth to Excellence Act to Ensure Students are College- and Career-Ready the Day They Graduate High School

Legislation Would Replace Static, Outdated No Child Left Behind Standards with More Useful, Dynamic Data for Parents, Teachers, Students

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall joined with Congressman Jared Polis today to introduce the Growth to Excellence Act to ensure that schools have better, more dynamic standards and systems to track student performance from year to year. Colorado's dynamic “growth model” for measuring students' academi...