Congress Gives Final Approval to Bennet's Satellite Export Reforms

Measure Sent to President's Desk as Part of Defense Authorization Bill

Congress today gave final approval to the Defense Authorization Bill, which includes a provision based upon a bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to reduce export restrictions on certain satellites and components not deemed highly sensitive. The bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law....

Congress Gives Final Approval to Bennet-Backed Expansion of Troops to Teachers

Provision Included in Final NDAA Bill, Sent to President for Signature

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed the final passage of the National Defense Authorization bill, which includes a provision to expand the successful Troops to Teachers program. The expanded program will help our veterans extend their service to America in classrooms across the country. The bill now heads to the presi...

Bennet Provisions to Reform Satellite Exports Included in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Measure Provides Administration with Ability to Tailor Satellite Export Controls, Prohibits Sales to Certain Countries

The Senate and House Armed Services Committees unveiled the final version of the Defense Authorization bill, called a conference report, which includes provisions based upon a bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to give the Administration the ability to tailor export restrictions on certain satellites and compon...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. “I am saddened to learn that we lost a great leader in the United States Senate today. Senator Inouye was a war hero, who served the state of Hawaii and this country with great dignity and honor. We will ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the shooting today at a Connecticut elementary school. “The terrible news out of Connecticut is staggering. Like all Colorado families, my family is grieving and our hearts are with the victims, their families, and all of the students and employees ...

Bennet Urges Defense Panel to Reform Restrictions on Satellite Exports in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Measure is Key for Colorado, a National Hub for the Satellite Industry

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today pressed Senate leaders on the Armed Services Committee to include reforms to satellite export controls in the final version of the Defense Authorization bill, called a conference report, that the Committee is expected release finalized next week. Bennet has been working with the leadersh...

Bennet, Udall Secure Watershed Protection Funds in Proposed Disaster Legislation

Senators Pledge to Fight to Ensure Money is Used to Address Colorado Wildfire Damage

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall welcomed language in the Senate's $60.4 billion Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Assistance bill, unveiled today, which includes $125 million the senators successfully advocated for and secured to support watershed remediation efforts. Udall and Bennet said this level of investment &nda...