Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Correct Record of Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

Bicameral Bill Would Help Recognize Gay and Lesbian Service Members for Honorable Military Service

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 21 senators to introduce the Restore Honor to Service Members Act, a bill that will help service members discharged solely due to their sexual orientation correct their military records to reflect their honorable service and reinstate the benefits they earned. A companion bill has been introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Charles Rangel (D-NY) in the House of Representatives.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a former superintendent of the Denver Public School District, today joined 80 senators to pass a long overdue fix to No Child Left Behind. The bill, also known as the Every Child Achieves Act, reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the chief federal law addressing K-12 education. It reforms many of the policies from No Child Left Behind, the previous version of the bill, while maintaining several key policies that have proved successful.

President Issues Colorado Major Disaster Designation Due to Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides

Bennet Worked with Members of Delegation to Secure Federal Recovery Funding

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that President Obama has issued a major disaster designation for the State of Colorado due to severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. The designation will give communities access to federal funding for recovery efforts. Bennet joined Congressmen Scott Tipton, Ken Buck, and Doug Lamborn in a letter led by Senator Cory Gardner to President Obama last week asking for the designation.

Bennet, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Expand Services for LGBT Seniors

Bill Permanently Establishes National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the LGBT Elder Americans Act to improve services available for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults. Specifically, the bill would build upon the Older Americans Act to include LGBT seniors as a vulnerable population and permanently establish the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is also an original cosponsor.