Bennet, Franken Push for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education

Bill Would Help Attract and Support High-Caliber School Leaders

Colorado U.S. Senator joined Senator Al Franken (D-MN) today to reintroduce the School Principal Recruitment and Training Act, which would create a new competitive grant program to recruit, support, and prepare high-caliber aspiring and current principals to lead high-need schools. Research at the University of Minnesota shows th...

Bennet, Tipton Reintroduce Companion Bills to Preserve Hermosa Creek Watershed

Bill Would Protect More Than 100,000 Acres in San Juan National Forest, Designate 38,000 acres of new Wilderness

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Scott Tipton are introducing a bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The bill would establish management for the Hermosa Creek Watershed based on recommendations from the Hermosa Creek ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding the April 24 Remembrance Day of the Armenian Genocide. The genocide took place between 1915 and 1923 at the end of the Ottoman Empire: “Nearly a century after the tragedy that befell the Armenian people in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, we...

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Sodsaver Prairie Protection Act

Bill Modifies Crop Insurance to Save Taxpayers $200 million, Preserves Habitats for Pheasants, Ducks and Other Wildlife

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today to introduce a bill that would modify crop insurance premium assistance for insured crops grown on native sod converted to cropland. The Congressional Budget Office projects that this bill coul...

Bennet, Portman Reintroduce CAREER Act

Renew Efforts to Enhance Accountability and Ensure That Workers Are Being Trained to Fill Jobs in Industries That Have Openings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the Careers Through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act, renewing a push to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. Federal job training programs can be a valuable tool to help j...

Former Denver Mayor Bill Vidal Testifies in Support of Bipartisan Immigration Bill

AILA President Laura Lichter of Colorado Also Offers Support in Second Hearing on Immigration Bill

Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver and former mayor of Denver, testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the bipartisan immigration bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the “Group of 8.” The Committee ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement in celebration of Earth Day. “One of the reasons Colorado is such a special place is that we have a proud history of working together to protect our air, land, water, and wildlife. It is because of this conservation legacy that we are able to enjoy ...

Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Release Draft Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply

Bill Establishes National Drug Traceability System, Helps Secure Drug Supply

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) as well as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), to unveil a bipartisan plan to strengthen and improve our nation’s drug distribution supply chain...