Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Major General Michelle Johnson on her selection for promotion to Lieutenant General and to become the next Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. Bennet hailed the selection of Major General Johnson, who will become the Academy’s first female Superinte...

Bennet: Failure to Avert Sequestration is Emblematic of Washington Dysfunction

Across-the-Board Cuts will Hurt Economy, Colorado Families

With no deal in sight to avoid sequestration, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement: “Washington again finds itself at a moment unable to find any common ground and backed up against the deadline of a manufactured crisis. The sequester cuts were designed to be so unappealing to both parties tha...

VAWA Passes House, Heads to President's Desk to Become Law

Includes Bennet Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hailed today’s renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which contains his bill to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. The bipartisan bill passed the House of Representatives this morning in a 286-138 vote and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. It pass...

Bennet's Veterans Working Group Initiates Colorado Panel on Veterans Mental Health

Working Group says February Report Adds Urgency to this Ongoing Concern

At the request of his Veterans Working Group, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the creation of a panel specifically focused on the high rate of suicide among veterans. The panel will be tasked with taking a comprehensive look at the issue and with providing a list of recommendations for how we can do a better jo...

Bennet's Bill to Test More Rape Kits to Become Law

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits in Colorado, Nationwide

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the House’s passage of his Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act, which was included in the larger Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that the House passed today. Bennet cosponsored the bill with his Republican colleague, Senator John Cornyn of Texas. For more in...

Bennet Calls on House to Pass Senate Version of VAWA

Bipartisan bill would provide critical resources for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which passed the Senate two weeks ago with broad bipartisan support, 78-22. The House’s version of the bill excludes measures that would provide added protection...
Referencing the local impacts of a warming climate, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet today encouraged the relevant chairs of all the Senate committees he sits on to address climate change by holding hearings on the subject during the current session of Congress. In individual letters to the chairs of the Senate Finance and Agricul...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Project Sanctuary on winning a $100,000 grant from First Command Financial Services to help build a permanent retreat center in Colorado. The new center will help enhance therapeutic retreats for military families to reconnect with each other and with their communities follow...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight. The Finance Committee formally approved the panel’s six subcommittees and rules in an executive session during a hearing on the nation’s budget and economic outlook. Through the subcommittee,...