Bennet Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Secure Rural Schools Program

Would Restore Funding for Schools and Infrastructure in 43 Colorado Counties

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS). SRS supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services, and other essential county services for more than 775 counties around the country.

Bennet, Alexander Applaud Restoration of Year-Round Pell Grants

Will Provide Estimated One Million Students With Additional Aid to Attend and Graduate from College

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded the restoration of year-round eligibility for the Pell Grant program in the bipartisan budget deal to fund the government through September 30, 2017.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), last week introduced and passed through the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, bipartisan legislation to ensure that emergency medical service (EMS) practitioners can provide life-saving drugs and care to patients experiencing medical emergencies.

Senate Passes Bennet, Alexander Resolution Celebrating 18th Annual National Charter Schools Week

Joined by 23 senators in recognizing the contributions of 6,950 charter schools, serving more than 3.1 million children

The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) celebrating the 18th annual National Charter Schools Week, which runs from May 1 through May 5, and congratulating those involved in shaping our nation's 6,950 charter schools.

Bennet Introduces Private Bill to Protect Colorado Immigrant

Bill Would Provide Arturo Hernandez-Garcia Relief from Deportation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a private bill for the relief of Arturo Hernandez-Garcia, a Colorado resident and business owner who has been apprehended for deportation. Bennet also reached out to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to request more time in processing his case.

Bennet, Democratic Senators Condemn Trump's Executive Order Threatening National Monuments

Letter demands any process for evaluating monument protections be ‘open, transparent, and public'

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and 27 other Democratic senators in sending a letter to President Trump condemning his Executive Order, which threatens national monuments by directing the Department of Interior to review, and possibly modify or rescind, prior monument designations.