Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day. Today, Bennet is making a series of visits in Denver and Colorado Springs aimed at supporting organizations that support Colorado’s veterans. “One percent of our country is currently serving in the military, whic...

Bill to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Clears Key Committee Hurdle

Bennet Applauds Judiciary Committee Approval as Key Step Toward Marriage Equality

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Respect for Marriage Act – which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – by a vote of 10 to 8. He is a cosponsor of the bill. “The repeal of DOMA is long overdue,” Bennet said. ...

Recommendations from Bennet's Veterans Report Pass Senate in Bipartisan Veterans Jobs Bill

Bennet Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Put Veterans Back to Work

A bipartisan bill passed by the Senate today to put veterans back to work includes several key elements of the “Better Serving Those Who Have Served” report presented to Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet earlier this week by participants in his Colorado Veterans Forum. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act aims to lower the u...

Bennet Calls for Stronger and Expanded Accelerated Drug Approval Pathway to Help Patients With Limited Medical Options

Call Based on Ideas Raised by Colorado Life Science Community During Innovation Roundtable With FDA Commissioner

In response to needs of patients and the companies that develop their treatments, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen and expand the current Accelerated Approval pathway for promising drugs that have the potential to help patients with serious diseases and to add...

Bennet Introduces Bill to Create National Veterans Foundation to Improve Collaboration Between Public and Private Resources

Foundation Based on Proposal in Report Prepared for Bennet by Participants of His Colorado Veterans Forum in Colorado Springs and Denver

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to create a National Veterans Foundation, modeled after work being done in Colorado Springs to facilitate greater collaboration between public and private agencies, as well as service providers that support America’s veterans. “With all troops from Iraq set ...

Bennet Joins Congressional Caucus Honoring Wounded Veterans

Caucus Supports "Capitol Tours for America's Heroes"? to Offer Private Tours, Diversion from Rehabilitation for Wounded Veterans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that he has joined U.S. Senators Kent Conrad, D-ND, and Johnny Isakson, R-GA, as a member of a Congressional caucus honoring wounded veterans. The announcement comes on the heels of Bennet’s release of a report aimed at improving support for the state’s influx of ret...