Bennet's English Learning and Innovation Act Would Boost Local Efforts to Improve Outcomes for English Language Learners

Colorado Stands to Gain from Education Reform that Raises the Quality of How We Educate English Language Learners

En Español Debajo Washington, DC – In an effort to help schools successfully educate the growing number of students who are learning English as a second language, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced the English Learning and Innovation Act. English learners are the fastest growing student populatio...
Durango, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet asked for Coloradans’ feedback on his draft bill to legislatively protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. Bennet will use the feedback to improve the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act...
Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day: “There is a phrase in the military that all service members come to know: All gave some, some gave all. It is a reminder that the men and women who wear the uniform do so at great personal sacrifice. It al...

Bennet Urges Senate to Support Expanded Troops to Teachers Program

Expansion of Troops to Teachers Included in House-Passed Defense Authorization

Washington, DC – After the House of Representatives passed an amendment expanding the Troops to Teachers program in the defense authorization bill, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged the Senate to support the expanded program that helps veterans become teachers in schools where they are needed most. The expansio...
Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, today released a statement following the announcement that the current round of Race to the Top will include a new opportunity for Colorado to win resources, along with a competition for early childhood education. &ldquo...

Bennet Urges Colorado to Take Up Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge

Competitive Grant Initiative to Bolster Economic Growth Holds Potential to Create Jobs and Foster Economic Prosperity

Washington, DC—Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging Coloradans to take advantage of a new initative that streamlines federal resources to boost local ideas and projects that support development and create jobs. The unprecedented $33 million President’s Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge launched by the ...
Washington, DC—Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is backing a bill that would help ease veterinary shortages and support veterinary practices in underserved areas. The bipartisan Veterinary Services Investment Act, S. 1053, introduced in the Senate today, would authorize a matching grant program for qualified organizations...

Bennet Statement on President's Federal Fleet Announcement

Colorado New Energy Economy Will Benefit from Fleet Improvements

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on today’s Presidential Memorandum requiring all new passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks purchased by federal agencies to run on alternative fuel by 2015. The requirement is designed to drive agencies toward the required 30 perc...
Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the independent status of the National Labor Relations Board. “Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act to establish an independent board to determine the merits of and mediate these kinds of disputes. The NLRB should be...