Bennet Congratulates Amtrak, Winter Park Resort, Union Pacific on Partnership to Offer Special Ski Train

Amtrak and Winter Park Resort Offering Excursion Train on March 14th

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Amtrak, Winter Park Resort, and Union Pacific on its partnership to offer the Winter Park Express excursion train on March 14. The train, sponsored by Amtrak and Winter Park Resort, will take passengers and their ski gear from Denver Union Station directly to the resort that morning, followed by a return trip to Denver that evening to celebrate the resort's 75th anniversary.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senator Cory Gardner, is requesting the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hold a field hearing in Denver to examine the ongoing management and financial issues that have delayed the construction of the new VA hospital in Aurora.

Bennet Introduces Bill to Extend SRS, PILT Programs

Bill Would Restore PILT to Mandatory Funding, Extend Secure Rural Schools Program for Three Years

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) today to introduce a bipartisan bill to restore mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. It would also renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law-enforcement and roads in more than 700 rural counties across the country. Colorado counties received $34.5 million in PILT funds in fiscal year 2014.

Finance Committee Approves Bennet-Burr Bill to Level Playing Field for LNG

Bill Would Equalize Tax Treatment to Put Competing Fuels on Fair Footing

The Senate Finance Committee today approved a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) to put liquefied natural gas (LNG) on equal footing with diesel fuel under the federal highway excise tax. The bill would allow LNG to compete fairly with diesel by taxing LNG on energy output rather than per gallon.