Bennet, Hatch Introduce Bill to Improve College Retention and Completion

Supports Development and Evaluation of Innovative Strategies

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced legislation to create a new pay-for-success initiative in the Higher Education Act that supports the development of innovative, evidence-based strategies to increase college retention and completion for low-income and first generation students.

Bennet, Isakson Introduce Bill to Provide Tax Relief for AmeriCorps Members

Updates Law To Ensure Students Receive Full Value of College Funding

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today introduced legislation to provide tax relief for AmeriCorps members who earn Segal Education Awards, which help make college more affordable. The legislation allows AmeriCorps members to receive the full value of the college funding provided for their service.

Bennet Urges Colleagues to Help Americans Save for Retirement

Today's potential vote could make it harder for working Americans to save

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged his colleagues not to block states from creating automatic individual retirement accounts, which have the potential to provide 30 million additional Americans access to opportunities to save at work for retirement.

Bennet Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Secure Rural Schools Program

Would Restore Funding for Schools and Infrastructure in 43 Colorado Counties

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS). SRS supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services, and other essential county services for more than 775 counties around the country.

Bennet, Alexander Applaud Restoration of Year-Round Pell Grants

Will Provide Estimated One Million Students With Additional Aid to Attend and Graduate from College

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded the restoration of year-round eligibility for the Pell Grant program in the bipartisan budget deal to fund the government through September 30, 2017.

Senate Passes Bennet, Alexander Resolution Celebrating 18th Annual National Charter Schools Week

Joined by 23 senators in recognizing the contributions of 6,950 charter schools, serving more than 3.1 million children

The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) celebrating the 18th annual National Charter Schools Week, which runs from May 1 through May 5, and congratulating those involved in shaping our nation's 6,950 charter schools.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), last week introduced and passed through the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, bipartisan legislation to ensure that emergency medical service (EMS) practitioners can provide life-saving drugs and care to patients experiencing medical emergencies.