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...

Bennet Welcomes Report on Colorado River Water Supply

Report Underscores Need for Cooperation on Management of Colorado River

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Supply and Demand Study, which projects water supply and demand imbalances throughout the Colorado River Basin and adjacent areas over the next 50 years. The report includes various possible strategies to address the projected imbal...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today conveyed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) feedback he has received from Coloradans on the crowdfunding provision he authored in the JOBS Act that was signed into law in April. The SEC is preparing to draft regulations on crowdfunding. In a letter to Mary Schapiro, cha...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded a new policy issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce legal vulnerabilities for Good Samaritans who volunteer to clean up abandoned mine sites. EPA headquarters in Washington issued a memorandum to its regional offices that encourages clean-up activities at...