Bennet, Udall Applaud Passage of Funding for PILT, SRS Programs

Provisions Included in Transportation Bill

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today applauded the approval of continued funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program and Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS). Both were included in the transportation bill conference report that passed the Senate and the House and now go...

Bennet Applauds Compromise to Prevent Student Loan Rates from Doubling

Without Congressional Action, Student Loan Rates Would Double in July for More Than 166,000 College Students in Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved a compromise that will prevent student loan rates from doubling for undergraduate college students across the country, including more than 166,000 in Colorado. The current 3.4 percent rate was set to rise to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the health care reform law: “Today’s ruling allows us to move past the politics in Washington and provides us the opportunity to turn our attention to implementing and improving the law. In many plac...
Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Reps. Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, Scott Tipton, Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman and Ed Perlmutter issued the following statements on the extremely severe fire season unfolding in Colorado: "Colorado is facing one of the most severe fire seasons on record. The Incident Commanders ...

Bennet Praises Final Passage of FDA Reform Bill

Bill with Several Bennet Provisions Heads to President's Desk to be Signed into Law

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his colleagues in the Senate today to give final approval to a bill that will modernize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA Safety and Innovation Act along with several Bennet-sponsored measures will be sent to the White House to be signed into law. The bill passed on an ove...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070. The Supreme Court struck down three key provisions in the law and left open the possibility of further review of the law once it has been implemented. “The Supreme Cour...
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution, cosponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, that celebrates the accomplishments of Title IX, the groundbreaking statute intended to end sex discrimination in education. The resolution also recognizes the need to continue pursuing the goal of equal educational opportunities ...