Call for Investigation to Identify if Anyone Obtained or Used Nonpublic Market-Moving Information for Private Gain
Jun 08, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), today sent letters to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reckless comments on market-moving economic data prior to their public release. The senators noted that this was a violation of federal guidelines and asked the SEC and CFTC to investigate whether any person or corporate entity was able to obtain and use market-moving information before the official release and questioned BLS about the controls it has in place to keep the data confidential. They also pressed the CEA on what additional steps the Administration will take to ensure that no one is taking advantage of the prerelease data for private gain.
Legislation updates programs aimed at preventing preterm births
Jun 08, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the committee, this week introduced legislation to reduce infant deaths and improve infant health by continuing research and education programs aimed at preventing preterm births.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with a group of 31 of his colleagues, this week introduced legislation to keep immigrant families together by preventing the Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today announced that Mountain View Electric Association, headquartered in Limon, will receive an $82.1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build 197 miles of electric line, improve 197 miles of electric line, and make other system improvements in rural communities. The loan amount also includes $2 million for smart grid projects.
Senators stress the short- and long-term damage of Trump’s policy of traumatizing children seeking asylum
Jun 07, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined 39 of his Democratic Senate colleagues in demanding the Trump administration stop further traumatizing children and end its inhumane policy of separating innocent boys and girls from families who cross the Southwest border seeking asylum in the United States.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with a group of 120 Members of Congress, this week called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to immediately correct her recent false and dangerous testimony asserting that local schools have the discretion to allow personnel to report undocumented students or family members to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for potential deportation.
Three Bennet bills—co-sponsored by Gardner, Merkley, and Whitehouse—would expand funding eligibility for clean energy projects
Jun 05, 2018
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced three bills to boost rural economic opportunities by expanding U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding eligibility for clean energy projects. This funding would help improve electric grid security, create more energy choices for businesses, and advance the development and deployment of low-carbon, clean energy technologies—all in rural communities throughout the country.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today announced El Paso County will receive a $65 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to widen an approximately 18-mile segment of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock by adding one express lane in each direction. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Transportation will receive a $25 million INFRA grant to add an additional 12-mile shoulder lane on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County.