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...

Bennet, Udall Urge Changes to Train Horn Rule

Senators Urge Greater Flexibility for Communities to Create Quiet Zones

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are urging the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) to revisit its rule governing train horns. Revisiting the rule could result in more flexibility for local communities in Colorado and across the country, while continuing to ensure public safety. Based on feedback from city leade...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the decision by the Department of Defense to remove the ban on women serving in direct combat. The decision was announced by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta yesterday. “Women have proven their courage, capability, and valor on countless battlefields throughout our history,&...

Bennet, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Introduce Mental Health First Aid Bill

Colorado Behavioral Health Expert Testifies on Behalf of Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a bipartisan coalition of senators led by Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to introduce legislation to expand mental health first aid training and increase the effectiveness of mental health care across America. Other original cosponsor...

Udall, Bennet Introduce Amendment to Address Wildfire-Damaged Watersheds

Amendment Would Change One Word to Make Colorado Eligible for Emergency Watershed Protection Funds

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced an amendment today to the disaster-relief legislation that would help Colorado communities in El Paso, Larimer, Teller and Weld counties repair their drinking water supplies damaged during the 2012 wildfires. The amendment follows the U.S. House of Representatives failures this year...