Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge IRS to Quickly Clarify Rules for Wind PTC

Rules Needed to Provide Certainty to Potential Investors

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) led a bipartisan group of senators today to urge the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to quickly clarify rules relating to the renewable energy production tax credit that was extended in the American Taxpayer Relief Act last year. Bennet and Moran were joined by Senators Ma...
The first three administrative patent judges assigned to the new United States Patent and Trademark (USPTO) office in Colorado begin their first day on the job today. The judges will work out of the temporary space in Lakewood until renovations at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in Denver are completed. “This is a mile...
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today applauded the inclusion of over $48 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program in a continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of the year. The House of Representatives introduced the bill today and should vote on it before the end of the we...

Bennet, Udall Sign Legal Brief to Supreme Court Arguing Against DOMA

Brief calls DOMA "unconstitutional,"? sent to Supreme Court today

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today signed onto a legal brief to the United States Supreme Court calling the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and a denial of equal protection. The brief, signed by 212 lawmakers from both the Senate and House of Representatives, was filed today in the ...

Bennet Congratulates Julie Shue on Being Named Regional Principal of the Year

Shue Eligible to be Selected as National Principal of the Year in May

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Julie Shue from Corwin International Magnet School in Pueblo, Colorado on being named one of eleven Regional Principals of the Year by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA). The school is part of Pueblo City Schools and MSA’s Region VIII, which includes magnet schools in ...
Victim rights advocates from throughout Colorado and the nation applauded yesterday’s renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the SAFER Act, which was authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and included in VAWA’s renewal. SAFER is designed to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. The bipa...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was joined by Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representatives Scott Tipton (R-CO), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) in a bipartisan push to gather more public input on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposed rules for th...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Major General Michelle Johnson on her selection for promotion to Lieutenant General and to become the next Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. Bennet hailed the selection of Major General Johnson, who will become the Academy’s first female Superinte...

VAWA Passes House, Heads to President's Desk to Become Law

Includes Bennet Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hailed today’s renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which contains his bill to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. The bipartisan bill passed the House of Representatives this morning in a 286-138 vote and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. It pass...

Bennet: Failure to Avert Sequestration is Emblematic of Washington Dysfunction

Across-the-Board Cuts will Hurt Economy, Colorado Families

With no deal in sight to avoid sequestration, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement: “Washington again finds itself at a moment unable to find any common ground and backed up against the deadline of a manufactured crisis. The sequester cuts were designed to be so unappealing to both parties tha...