Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after learning of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado early this morning. “This was a horrible, senseless and abhorrent act. My family and I are shocked and deeply saddened this morning and our hearts are with the victims and their...

Colorado Delegation Asks FEMA to Extend Additional Support to Fire Victims

Letter Requests Aid for Housing, Individual Assistance

The entire Colorado Congressional delegation today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand the major Presidential disaster declaration to include housing support, small business disaster loans, and other individual assistance for victims of the Colorado wildfires in El Paso and Larimer Counties. The letter to...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the Administration’s announcement that it plans to create a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers Corps. “We need to train the next generation of engineers and scientists – but we also need to train the next generati...

Boulder Bioscience Leader Takes Job Creation Ideas to Washington

Bennet Invites Clovis Oncology CEO Dr. Patrick Mahaffy to Steering Committee Meeting on Jobs

Dr. Patrick Mahaffy, President and CEO of Clovis Oncology in Boulder, joined Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today at a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee on job creation. Bennet invited Dr. Mahaffy as part of his efforts to bring Colorado leaders to Washington to share their ideas and commonsense soluti...

Bennet Introduces Bill to Preserve Hermosa Creek Watershed

Bill Would Protect More Than 100,000 Acres in San Juan National Forest, Designate 38,000 acres of new Wilderness

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The bill would establish a long-term management plan for the land based on recommendations from the Hermosa Creek River Protection Workgroup, which...

Bennet, Task Force Push for Disclosure in Campaign Finance

Senate debate on DISCLOSE Act expected to last past midnight

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will join members of the Citizens United Task Force on the Senate floor tonight to urge passage of the DISCLOSE Act, which would create greater transparency in elections through new disclosure rules. A vote to end debate on the bill is expected to be filibustered this evening by a minority of Se...

Bennet Releases Progress Report on Job Creation and Innovation Recommendations from Colorado Business Leaders

One Year Update to Colorado Competes Report Presented to Bennet, Udall, Hickenlooper

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released a report outlining progress Colorado has made in several areas since Colorado business and academic leaders made recommendations to Bennet, Senator Mark Udall and Governor John Hickenlooper on ideas that can help create an environment in Colorado and the nation where innovators an...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet commends the passage of a bill by the U.S. Senate to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. Bennet is a cosponsor of the bill, called it up for passage in the Senate late last evening. It passed by unanimo...

Bennet's Staff Join Commerce Department Officials in Colorado

Visit Follows Decision to Locate New Patent Office in Denver Metro

Members of Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s staff today joined Colorado business and government leaders as they greeted Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos, who are visiting Colorado following the announcement that the USPTO will locate a...