Bennet Statement on Administration's Announcement to Hold Public Meeting on Designating Chimney Rock a National Monument

Announcement Comes on Heels of Bennet-Led Letter to President Urging Him to Begin Dialogue with Community on National Monument Designation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement regarding the Administration’s announcement that it will to hold a public meeting in Pagosa Springs May 11 to explore the possibility of declaring Chimney Rock a national monument. This announcement comes on the heels of a Bennet-led letter asking Pre...

Bennet Statement on Failure of Bill to Prevent Student Loan Rates from Doubling

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

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after a bill that would have prevented interest rates on student loans from doubling in July from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent failed in a Senate procedural vote. “It’s disappointing that a minority of senators chose to block a bill that would h...

Bennet Secures Assurance from Social Security Administration on Accessible Disability Hearings for Southwest Coloradans

Acting on Comments from Local Constituents, Bennet Pushed for Response from SSA After Closure of Temporary Remote Hearing Site in Durango

In response to a request by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made changes to make hearings more accessible for claimants in southwest Colorado who have filed appeals for Social Security disability benefits. “This is great news for southwest Coloradans who were given limited ...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall joined a bipartisan group of 41 senators to urge the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to extend its current moratorium on post office closures until after a postal reform bill is enacted into law. The current moratorium is scheduled to end on May 15th. “While the USPS faces sig...

Bennet Celebrates Senate Passage of Violence Against Women Act at CU-Boulder

Bennet-Backed Provisions in Bill Aimed at Increasing Safety on Campus and Strengthening Protections Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today celebrated Senate passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which he cosponsored, during a meeting with students, volunteers and staff at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Too often, victims of sexual assault and domestic violence do not feel comfortable coming forward...

Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

Bill Includes Bennet Provision to Increase Safety on College Campuses

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded Senate passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which he cosponsored. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 68-31. Included in the bill was a provision Bennet backed to increase safety on college campuses. “Too often, victims of sexual assault a...
Cornyn-Kirk-Bennet Amendment to Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Would Also Improve Law Enforcement Tools to Investigate and Prosecute Rapes, Toughen Sentencing for Offenders Highlights Colorado Stories of Convictions That Came a Decade Later Continuing his push to prevent crimes against women, Colorado U.S. Senat...
Includes Bennet-Supported 1-year Moratorium on All Closings Also Includes Bennet Amendments to Give Communities a Stronger Voice in Closure Proceedings, Protect Vote By Mail and Study the Possibility of the Post Office Providing Additional Government Services Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded final passage...