Bennet, Senate Democrats: EPA Putting Taxpayers on the Hook for Hard Rock Mining Disasters

Eight senators condemn Pruitt’s refusal to require financial assurances from hard rock mining companies, letting polluters off scot free after spills like Gold King

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with seven other Senate Democrats, sent a letter condemning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision not to issue final federal financial responsibility requirements for hard rock mining operations, leaving taxpayers on the hook for cleaning up toxic spills from metal mining - the single largest source of toxic releases, according to the EPA.

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.