Bennet, Portman Secure Job Training Provision in Workforce Investment Act

Provision Stems from Bipartisan CAREER Act, Pushes Pay-for-Performance Measures for Federal Job Training Programs

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) with a provision written by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. The measure stems from the Care...

Bennet Blazes Forward on Pike National Trail Designation

Bennet Testifies in support of Pike National Historic Trail Bill at Senate Committee Hearing

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet testified today in support of his Pike National Historic Trail Study Act at a hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Pike’s Trail runs through significant portions of the state and follows Zebulon Pike's expedition into the American Southwe...

President Signs Disaster Designation for Royal Gorge Fire

Disaster Designation Follows Request from Colorado Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Congressional Delegation welcomed the announcement today that President Obama has declared a federal disaster designation for the Royal Gorge fire area to make additional federal assistance available for recovery and mitigation in affected areas. Earlier this month, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and U.S...

Bennet, Flake Introduce Amendment to Combat Wildfires

Provision Would Help Harness Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology to Fight Wildfires

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment late yesterday to create two additional test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that would focus on fighting wildfires, which have devastated forest land throughout the Western United States. “Extreme wildfires have become an all too comm...

Senate Passes Bennet, Udall Plan to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendment Requires Federal Railroad Administration, Colorado Communities to Confer, Produce Report on How to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

In a victory for Colorado communities, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment from Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. The amendment to the Transportation,...

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Senate Action on Bill to Protect Nation's Drug Supply

Senate HELP Committee Releases Updated Bill to Secure Drug Supply Chain from Counterfeiting and Theft

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan coalition of senators on the U.S. Senate committee overseeing health policy today urged Senate action on their bill to protect the nation’s drug supply chain for the nearly 4 billion prescriptions filled annually by establishing a uniform, national prescription drug-tracin...

Bennet, Udall Introduce Train Horn Noise Proposals to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendments Would Require Plan to Improve Train-Noise Rules, Reallocate Funds to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

Citing the concerns of local residents, business owners and leaders throughout the state, Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced measures today to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today signed on as a cosponsor to a bipartisan bill introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to increase accountability within the military justice system. “Our service members voluntarily put their lives on the line to defend our country. It is unacceptable that the military has ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today emphasized the importance of U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) efforts to improve the health of our forests at the confirmation hearing for Robert Bonnie, the President’s nominee to serve as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment. If confirmed, Mr. ...