Bennet Proposes Changes to Make College More Affordable for Colorado Families

Bennet Files Amendments to College Savings Plan Bill in Senate Finance Committee

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today is pushing several changes to college savings plans to make college more affordable for middle class and lower income families. Bennet filed several amendments in the Senate Finance Committee which is considering a bill to improve 529 plans today.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to improve access to America's National Forests through improved trail maintenance and preservation. The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2014 would make better use of existing resources within the Forest Service to significantly increase the role of volunteers and partners in maintaining the usability and sustainability of the National Forest's trail system.
Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today reintroduced the Social Impact Partnership Act, S.1089, legislation that aims to achieve better outcomes in social and public health programs for both beneficiaries and taxpayers.

Bennet: Colorado Counties, School Districts Receive Almost $10 Million in SRS Funding

Secure Rural Schools Funding Authorized Under Recently Passed Bipartisan Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement today that Colorado counties will receive $9,847,536 in funding from the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. Much of the funding will go to rural school districts. The SRS program was recently extended as a part of the passage of a bill to permanently fix the Medicare reimbursement system. The SRS program provides vital resources for public schools, road improvements, and maintenance projects, in more than 700 rural counties nationwide. The provision extended funding for the SRS program for two years at 95 percent of the previous year's level.
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) released the following statement today following Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to fight human trafficking. Bennet joined 98 of his colleagues in the Senate in support of the bill.