The U.S. Senate today passed a bill authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to help reduce the national backlog of rape kits. The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act, was included in the larger Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that the Senate passed today by a bipartisa...

Senate Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act, Bennet calls on House to Act Quickly

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

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the Senate’s swift reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which he cosponsored. Included in the bill are Bennet’s SAFER Act, which would help reduce the national backlog of rape kits, and the Campus SaVE Act, a provision Bennet cosponsored that aims ...

Bennet Attends White House Medal of Honor Ceremony for Staff Sergeant Clinton Lavor Romesha

During a brutal 12-hour engagement, the Fort Carson soldier led several operations to recover fallen soldiers, launch counter-attacks

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today attended the White House Medal of Honor Presentation Ceremony for Staff Sergeant Clinton Lavor Romesha. Sergeant Romesha is the fourth living Medal of Honor Recipient from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Romesha was a Fort Carson soldier, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division just outside C...
Continuing their fight for Colorado communities impacted by last year’s wildfires, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today introduced a bill that would restore resources that were stripped from the Hurricane Sandy aid package by the House of Representatives. The bill would cover the backlog of Emergency W...

Colorado Congressional Delegation Welcomes Brookings Institute Report, Pledges to Work to Boost State's Aerospace Industry

Delegation to Hold Regular Conference Calls, Meetings with Industry Leaders in Colorado

The Colorado congressional delegation welcomed a Brookings Institute report out today, "Launch!: Taking Colorado's Space Economy to the Next Level," and pledged to work in Washington to ensure the state’s aerospace industry remains strong and growing. The delegation also announced today that it will host regular conferences...

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...

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...