Bill Would Ensure Public Servants and Frontline Workers, Like Nurses and First Responders, Receive the Student Loan Forgiveness They Have Earned
Jul 24, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 17 of his colleagues called on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to include fixes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program in the next Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package.
Bennet-Led Provisions in Final Bill Boost Small Business Innovation, Promote Gender Diversity, and Strengthen American Capabilities in Artificial Intelligence
Jul 23, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced that four of his measures to strengthen national security and defense were included in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 36 of his colleagues in a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) requesting that he support the funding amount and proposed funding flexibility for state and local governments that was included in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced 23 new cosponsors have signed on to their Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act for a total of 33 cosponsors.
Bennet Has Led the Fight to Fully Fund LWCF, Invest in Our Public Lands for Over a Decade
Jul 22, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, historic public lands legislation to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million and begin to address the $19 billion public lands maintenance backlog.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Oregon U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D) and Ron Wyden (D), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and a group of their U.S. Senate colleagues in announcing the introduction of the Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America’s Streets Act.
Senators: “It is critical for Mr. Pendley to finally step into the sunlight and give the U.S. Senate and the public an opportunity to review his troubling record”
Jul 21, 2020
Following President Donald Trump’s formal nomination of anti-public lands activist William Perry Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Western colleagues in calling for an expedited Senate confirmation hearing for Pendley, who was installed as the de facto acting director of the agency nearly a year ago without a confirmation hearing or vote.
National Emergency Student Vote Act Would Engage Colleges and Universities to Help Students Register and Vote in the 2020 Elections
Jul 21, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), introduced the National Emergency Student Vote Act to help college students nationwide exercise their right to vote in the 2020 elections, even as millions are displaced from campus due to the pandemic.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act as an amendment to the House version of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).