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,...

Bennet Highlights Need for Wildfire Recovery Funds at Flying W Ranch

Iconic ranch microcosm for Waldo Canyon fire relief needs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and local officials today visited the famous Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs to highlight the need for federal resources to support wildfire recovery efforts. Flying W Ranch burned to the ground during last year’s Waldo Canyon wildfire and embodies the challenges that Colorado communiti...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the announcement that Vestas will reduce the size of its workforce at its blade factories in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado. “It’s frustrating to think about what this announcement means for hundreds of Colorado families, particularly because som...

HHS Announces Workgroup on Health Technology and Mobile Medical Apps, Bennet Encourages Coloradans to Apply

Bennet Requested HHS Seek Input from Outside Experts on Appropriate Regulatory Framework for Health IT

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced it is forming a workgroup of experts from the business, patient, and consumer communities to provide input on further development of a regulatory framework for health information technology (health IT), including mobile medical applications. The workgroup is b...