Bennet Introduces Bill to Support Student Veterans

Measure would help student veterans needing to repay accidental overpayments in GI Bill benefits

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill that would address a problem for many student veterans - GI Bill overpayments and the way students have to pay those benefits back. Overpayments occur when a student veteran gets paid too much in GI Bill benefits. Under current law, the VA is required to collect overpa...

7-year-old Cystic Fibrosis Patient Shares Story with Senator Helping Make Life-saving Treatments a Reality

Caleb Nolan is Receiving Life-saving Therapy for Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis; Bennet Legislation Key to Expanding Therapy to Treat Most Common Form of CF

Broomfield second-grader Caleb Nolan today shared his story with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet about what it’s like to live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and how a new drug that Bennet is helping advance – Kalydeco – is changing his life. In 2012, Kalydeco was approved to treat a small percentage (4 percent) of CF pa...

Bennet, Udall Urge Health Centers to Apply for Federal Funds to Help Uninsured Coloradans Receive Affordable Coverage

More Than $3 Million Available to Help 17 Colorado Community Health Centers

Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) urged 17 Colorado community health centers to apply for funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made available today to help uninsured patients enroll for affordable health insurance coverage. HHS is allocating $150 million — $3,009,204 for Colora...

Bennet's Forest Health Bills Included in Senate Farm Bill

Bill Includes Bennet-Introduced Measures to Streamline Forest Insect and Disease Treatments, Reauthorize Stewardship Contracting

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the inclusion of two bills to improve forest health in a new draft of the Farm Bill draft unveiled by the Senate Agriculture Committee today. Bennet introduced both measures earlier this year and worked with the Committee to have them included in the comprehensive long-term Farm Bill. T...
Bill Includes Bennet Priorities to Improve Conservation Programs, Crop Insurance, Forest Health Committee Debate Scheduled to Begin Next Week The Senate Agriculture Committee today unveiled an updated draft of the 2013 Farm Bill and announced it would begin consideration of the bill next week. The bill includes several key prov...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to provide a more stable flow of resources for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), which monitors animal-borne illnesses that pose significant threats to animal and public health, such as mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease. The Animal and Public Healt...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) announcement it will award contracts to five companies to provide a total of seven Next Generation air tankers for wildfire suppression. “While Colorado has enjoyed several surprise spring snowstorms that hav...