Bennet, Senate Move Forward on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Bennet Urges Passage of Bill to Prevent Discrimination against Gay and Lesbian Community in the Workplace

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was part of a group of 61 Senators today who voted in favor of beginning debate in the Senate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Today's vote clears a key procedural hurdle for the bill, which would make it illegal to hire or fire a person based on their sexual orientation. Unde...
Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill to help reduce government inefficiency by consolidating the total number of federal data centers, and making those data centers more efficient. Because federal agencies have been slow to act on consolidation initiatives, the bill sets hard...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following the announcement that U.S. Highway 36, which was heavily damaged from last month’s floods, will reopen on Monday, November 4, roughly one month ahead of schedule. “This announcement is a symbol of the resiliency and strength of Coloradans. S...

Western Senators Urge USDA to Partner with Timber Industry to Reduce Wildfire Risks, Strengthen Forest Health

Senators Ask Agency to Let Private Sector Create Jobs, Improve Fire Safety

A bipartisan and bicameral group of western lawmakers pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas, create jobs and improve community safety throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo....

Colorado Congressional Delegation Welcomes Additional FEMA Assistance for Flood Recovery Efforts

Delegation Supported Governor's Request for Assistance in Additional Counties

The Colorado Congressional delegation today welcomed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to add several counties to those eligible for individual and public assistance for flood recovery efforts. The announcement follows Governor Hickenlooper’s request to FEMA, which was supported by the entire de...

Colorado Congressional Delegation, Governor Mark Access to New Emergency Transportation Funding

Last Week's Senate Bill Ending Government Shutdown Paves Way for Additional Flood Relief Funding

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, Congressmen Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis, and Cory Gardner, Governor John Hickenlooper, and local officials gathered today in Coal Creek Canyon to highlight the emergency transportation funding newly available to help rebuild and repair roads, bridges, and highways damaged in rece...