Bennet, Gardner Fight to Maintain Banking Services for Marijuana Businesses and Consumers

In Wake of Cole Memorandum Repeal, Senators Urge Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to Retain Guidance on Financial Institutions

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today sent a letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"), urging it to retain its February 14, 2014 guidance for financial institutions that serve marijuana businesses.

Bennet Urges Sessions Rescind Overreaching Marijuana Guidance

In letter, Bennet writes that “Nebulous federal interaction” will “invite chaos” and “do more harm to public safety than to restrict legal marijuana”

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting that he rescind the Department of Justice's January 4, 2018 guidance regarding marijuana enforcement. Bennet offered to meet with Attorney General Sessions in person to discuss the matter further.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to include the bipartisan Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act-which would extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years-in any end-of-year funding package.

Bennet Pressures HHS Secretary Nominee Azar to Put Science Over Ideology

Following Reports of Health Officials Prohibiting Words in Budget Documents, Health Committee Democrats Seek Explanation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with the nine Democratic members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Alex Azar expressing concern over reports that the Trump administration is restricting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies within HHS from using certain words or phrases in preparing documents for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.