Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy. The Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to vote on her nomination tomorrow. “When you come from a beautiful state like C...

Bennet Applauds Governor's Signing of State Bill to Boost Colorado's High-Tech Sector

Builds on Recommendations from Colorado Competes Report

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the passage of a bill Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law to help create new highly-skilled jobs, increase exports, and drive innovation and capital investment. The Advanced Industries Accelerator Act will also create stronger partnerships between educational institutions and ...

Bennet, Udall, Polis Introduce Growth to Excellence Act to Ensure Students are College- and Career-Ready the Day They Graduate High School

Legislation Would Replace Static, Outdated No Child Left Behind Standards with More Useful, Dynamic Data for Parents, Teachers, Students

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall joined with Congressman Jared Polis today to introduce the Growth to Excellence Act to ensure that schools have better, more dynamic standards and systems to track student performance from year to year. Colorado's dynamic “growth model” for measuring students' academi...

Bennet Secures Key Provisions in Farm Bill, Helps Advance Bill to Senate Floor

Bennet-Backed Measures Include New Forest Health Authorities, Improved Conservation Programs, Organic Farming, and Farm Animal Research

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his colleagues in the Senate Agriculture Committee in reporting the 2013 Farm Bill out of the Committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote. The bill includes several of Bennet’s provisions and amendments aimed at helping Colorado farmers and ranchers and communities. The bil...

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...
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...

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...