Bennet Cosponsors Bill to Increase Hydropower Capacity

Bill Expands Clean-Power Generation, Spurs Job Creation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week cosponsored a bipartisan bill to encourage expanded hydropower production in the United States. The bill, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), would remove licensing barriers for smaller hydropower development and would require a study on a streamlined permitting...

Bennet, Udall Welcome Inclusion of Watershed Protection, Wildfire Recovery Funds in U.S. Senate Bill

Funds Will Help Repair Drinking Water Supplies Damaged by High Park, Waldo Canyon Wildfires

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed the inclusion of $65.5 million in watershed repair and flood mitigation funds in U.S. Senate legislation to prevent a government shutdown later this year. The funds, which Bennet and Udall have worked tirelessly to secure over the past seven months, will help Colorado co...

President Signs VAWA Into Law

Includes Bennet Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded today’s official signing of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. The bill contains Bennet’s provision to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. The bipartisan bill was signed by the President this afternoon, after passing the House of Representatives last we...

Bennet's Bill to Test More Rape Kits Signed into Law

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

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s SAFER Act became law today, as part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that was signed by President Obama this afternoon. Bennet cosponsored the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act with his Republican colleague, Senator John Cornyn of Texas. The two initially i...

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments Selected for Initiative to Save on Medicare Costs

Community-based Care Transitions Program Designed to Save Costs by Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) on being selected as a participant in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) to lower health care costs by reducing hospital readmissions. Bennet authored the Care Transitions program in the Affordable Care ...

Bennet, Udall Urge TSA to Quickly Replace Security Scanners at Regional Airports

Scanners Needed to Ensure Security, Reduce Passenger Wait Times

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are requesting that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quickly replace the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) security scanners that meet Congressionally-mandated privacy standards at Colorado’s regional airports. The TSA removed some scanners last month after ...

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge IRS to Quickly Clarify Rules for Wind PTC

Rules Needed to Provide Certainty to Potential Investors

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) led a bipartisan group of senators today to urge the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to quickly clarify rules relating to the renewable energy production tax credit that was extended in the American Taxpayer Relief Act last year. Bennet and Moran were joined by Senators Ma...