Senator Michael Bennet offered the following statement in response to the U.S. Army's announcement today that they will deactivate a Brigade Combat Team, but through restructuring efforts will be expanding Fort Carson in Colorado. “While we don’t want to see Fort Carson lose a brigade, it’s encouraging that the ...

Senate Panel Considers Bennet-Ayotte Better Buildings Act

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today highlighted the environmental and economic benefits of the Better Buildings Act (S. 1191), legislation they authored that was considered at today’s Senate Subcommittee on Energy hearing. The bipartisan bill seeks to increase energy efficiency in commercial bu...

Bennet, Johanns Sponsor Bill to Get Veterans Back to Work

Bipartisan Bill Increases Employment Opportunities for Returning Veterans

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act to increase the availability of on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs for returning veterans through the GI Bill. Currently, veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to complete t...

Bipartisan Immigration Bill and Compromise Amendment Clear Key Hurdle

Bill Maintains Path to Citizenship, Includes Stronger Border Security Measures

The Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill, introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the ‘Group of 8,’ cleared a key procedural hurdle today. The Senate voted 67-27 to end debate on an amendment that expands the bill’s border security measures while maintaining the path to citizenship and other r...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, DC and Colorado offices. In addition to his Washington office, internships are available year round in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango,...

Bennet Statement on Immigration Border Security Amendment

Bennet, Group of 8, Negotiate Bipartisan Amendment with Republicans to Address Border Security, Benefits

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the immigration bill. Bennet and the rest of the ‘Group of 8’ senators who authored the bill negotiated with Republicans to craft an amendment on border security and benefits among other provisions. The amendment meet...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today called on the House of Representatives to find a path forward on a full five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill after it earlier rejected its version of the legislation. “The House needs to find a path forward that meets the demands of farmers, ranchers, rural communities, and a...

Bennet Lauds Bill to Expand "Good Neighbor"? Forest Health Program

Senate committee moves forest health bill forward

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet commended the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today for passing an amended version of Senator John Barrasso’s (R-WY) Good Neighbor Forestry Act. The amended bill is very similar to an amendment Bennet filed last month during the Senate Agriculture Committee’s markup of...

Colorado Housing Agencies Win $400,000 to Help Families Avoid Scams, Reduce Risk of Foreclosure

Leading home buyer education agencies receive funding to help keep Coloradans in their homes

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet congratulated two housing agencies in Colorado for winning almost $400,000 in competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) was awarded a $372,528 Housing Counseling Grant and the Northeast Denver Housing Ce...

Bennet Proposes Effort to Fix Campaign Finance System with Constitutional Amendment

Amendment Grants Congress Authority to Regulate Campaign Finance, Follows Colorado's Call for Reform

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would restore authority to Congress, individual states and the American people to regulate campaign finance. The two Senators originally introduced the amendment in November 2011. The constitutional amendment would allow Co...