The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today advanced a bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet that would protect ten parcels within a "wedge" of land between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest by incorporating the land into Arapaho National Forest. The Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015, cosponsored by Senator Cory Gardner, passed by a voice vote.

Bennet, Burr Lead Senators Urging LWCF Reauthorization, Funding Before End of the Year

Requests Senate Leadership to Include Reauthorization, Funding in Must-Pass Bill

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) today led a bipartisan coalition of 14 senators requesting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) include the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) along with full mandatory funding in one of the bills Congress must pass before adjourning for the year.

Bennet Selected to Serve on Conference Committee for K-12 Education Overhaul

ESEA Authorization Expired More than 7 Years Ago

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named a member of the conference committee charged with reconciling the differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills to fix No Child Left Behind. Once passed by both the House and Senate, the final bill will reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the chief federal law addressing K-12 education.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to update and modernize the child tax credit for hardworking middle-class and low-income families. The Child Tax Credit Improvement Act would index the credit to inflation, increase the value of the credit for families with young children, and allow families to receive a larger refund from the credit on their tax returns.

Bennet Praises Service of Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Florent A. Groberg

Fort Carson Soldier to be Honored for Protecting American, Afghan Leaders from Suicide Bomber

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the bravery and service of U.S. Army Captain Florent A. Groberg who is being awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today. Capt. Groberg was a Fort Carson soldier, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division as a platoon leader.
The U.S. Senate today passed Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's amendment to conduct a study of the effects of combat service on suicide rates and other mental health issues among members of the Armed Forces and veterans. The amendment requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with the Department of Defense to commission a study with an independent third party. It passed as part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016.