Bennet Introduces Legislation Honoring the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Bill will award Congressional Gold Medal to World War II Heros

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet cosponsored a bill to recognize the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders with a Congressional Gold Medal. The Doolittle Raiders flew into history on April 18, 1942 when they completed a top secret, dangerous mission to bomb Tokyo and five other targets on the island of Honshu following the attack on Pearl Ha...
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would ensure farmers and ranchers have access to modern and safe water infrastructure. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced The Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2013 on Thursday. Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) is leading companion l...

Bennet, Ayotte Introduce Better Buildings Act Amendment

Bipartisan Amendment Aims to Boost Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) late last night filed their bipartisan Better Buildings Act as an amendment to the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S.1392), a bill the Senate began considering yesterday. The amendment encourages tenants of commercial buildings to implement cost-...

Bennet-Backed Hydropower Legislation Passes Senate

Bill Expands Clean-Power Generation, Spurs Job Creation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hailed the Senate passage of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act which encourages expanded hydropower production in the United States. The Act removes licensing barriers for smaller hydropower development and requires a study of a streamlined permitting process at existing dams and pumped ...

Bennet Selected to Serve on Farm Bill Conference Committee

Conference Committee Tasked with Reconciling Differences between Senate- and House-Passed Bills

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named as a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee. Members of the Committee are tasked with reconciling the differences between the Senate- and House-passed bills and producing a final bill that will provide much-needed certainty to Colorado farmers and ranchers. Bennet, a memb...

Bennet Blazes Forward on Pike National Trail Designation

Bennet Testifies in support of Pike National Historic Trail Bill at Senate Committee Hearing

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet testified today in support of his Pike National Historic Trail Study Act at a hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Pike’s Trail runs through significant portions of the state and follows Zebulon Pike's expedition into the American Southwe...

Bennet, Portman Secure Job Training Provision in Workforce Investment Act

Provision Stems from Bipartisan CAREER Act, Pushes Pay-for-Performance Measures for Federal Job Training Programs

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) with a provision written by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to make federal job training programs more responsive to the needs of the 21st-century job market. The measure stems from the Care...

President Signs Disaster Designation for Royal Gorge Fire

Disaster Designation Follows Request from Colorado Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Congressional Delegation welcomed the announcement today that President Obama has declared a federal disaster designation for the Royal Gorge fire area to make additional federal assistance available for recovery and mitigation in affected areas. Earlier this month, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and U.S...

Senate Passes Bennet, Udall Plan to Help Communities Struggling with Federal Railroad Administration Rules

Amendment Requires Federal Railroad Administration, Colorado Communities to Confer, Produce Report on How to Make Railroad Crossing Upgrades Less Burdensome to Local Taxpayers

In a victory for Colorado communities, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment from Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to require that the Federal Railroad Administration work with Colorado communities to find ways to make its rules for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones less burdensome. The amendment to the Transportation,...