SAFER Act included in Violence Against Women's Act

Aims to Reduce National Backlog of Rape Kits

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his colleagues in the Senate to move quickly to pass the bipartisan Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act, which is included in the larger Violence Against Women Act that the Senate is considering this week. “Victims of sexual assault and sexual violence have...

Bennet Urges Senate To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Bill Includes Bennet-backed Provision to Increase Safety on College Campuses and Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his colleagues in the Senate to move quickly to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Included in the bill are two provisions that Bennet cosponsored – the Campus SaVE Act, which aims to increase safety on college campuses, and the SAFER Act, which would help reduc...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote today to suspend the debt ceiling through May. “Today’s vote is more evidence that Washington is the ‘Land of Flickering Lights’ and failing to meet its basic obligations to the American people. Whether it is a s...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement today after meeting with President Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew. “Our country continues to face a serious fiscal crisis that requires cooperation and leadership from Congress and the Adminis...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of senators today unveiled a framework for comprehensive immigration reform that will serve as the foundation for a bill the group plans to introduce and hopes to see passed this year. The framework includes bipartisan agreements on border security, visa reform, law enfo...
Following delays and missed deadlines in the House of Representatives, the U.S Senate today moved quickly to approve the House’s version of the Sandy disaster relief bill without amendments. Unfortunately for Colorado, the House removed wildfire recovery funding for the state and others hit by disasters that the Senate had o...

Bennet Co-hosts "Beyond Colorado"? Workshop in Colorado Springs for Businesses Looking to Expand Internationally

Session Provides Information about Exports, Intellectual Property Protection

Entrepreneurs and business owners from southern Colorado received valuable information about navigating the international export process at a business workshop last night in Colorado Springs, hosted by the office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Local partners included the Bachelor of Innovation Program at UCCS, the Colorado Springs...