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...

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...