Bennet Calls on FRA to End Delays, Fix Train Horn Rules

Follows Repeated Requests to Adopt More Flexible, Cost-Effective Ways to Create Quiet Zones

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to follow through on its commitment to review its train noise rules and consider how to cut red tape and make the required train-crossing upgrades more affordable for local taxpayers.

Bennet, Gardner Push Amendment to Find Where Money for VA Hospital Went

Report Will Look into Mismanaged Denver VA Medical Center, Other Facilities

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to look into construction contracts for major medical facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The report will determine how projects have gone over budget and where the money has gone on mismanaged projects such as the Denver Replacement Medical Center.

Bennet Bill Bans Members from Fundraising While Conducting People’s Business

Proposal Also Bars Lobbyists from Bundling Campaign Contributions

Today, as part of his continuing efforts to reform the way Washington works and end the dysfunction Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to end the outsized and undue influence of lobbyists on Members of Congress. The Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act prohibits members of Congress and candidates from soliciting campaign contributions from lobbyists while Congress is in session and bars lobbyists from bundling large contributions.
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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the Senate's passage of a bill to reform the "40-mile" rule under the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program. The bill will allow veterans to access non-VA care if they live within 40 miles of a VA medical facility but the services they require are not offered at that VA facility. Bennet advocated for this change as a cosponsor of S. 207, the Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015.