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...

Bennet Introduces Bill to Open Access to Popular Manitou Incline Trail

Bill Would Clear Bureaucratic Hurdle, Advance Local Plan to Open, Maintain Trail

With support from area leaders and the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs communities, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has introduced a bill that would help open access to the Manitou Incline Trail. It is currently illegal to hike the trail because it crosses private property owned by the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline Railw...

Bipartisan FDA Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee

Bill Includes Bennet Measures Aimed at Improving Drug Safety, Bringing Breakthrough Treatments to Patients More Quickly, Advancing Medical Device Innovation and Avoiding Critical Drug Shortages

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today helped pass a bipartisan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reauthorization draft bill through the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). The bill includes several Bennet provisions aimed at improving drug safety, bringing breakthrough treatments to patients more...