Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has joined Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to introduce Amendment 92 to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which would fully realize LWCF's promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
Bill would End Fire Borrowing and Fund Wildfires like other Natural Disasters
Jan 22, 2015
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet cosponsored a bill introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) to overhaul federal wildfire policy to increase funding for fire prevention and treat the largest wildfires like other natural disasters.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has joined Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and 33 of his Senate colleagues to reintroduce a constitutional amendment that would restore authority to Congress, individual states and the American people to regulate campaign finance. Bennet has helped lead this effort in the past two Congresses.
Aims to Promote Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Jan 20, 2015
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's bipartisan bill to promote the use of energy efficient technologies by commercial building tenants was approved as part of an amendment the Senate adopted today. Bennet originally introduced the bill with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in 2013. The bill was included in an amendment Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced that included several provisions on energy-efficiency.
The bill would create a new drug approval pathway to streamline access and encourage innovation and development of potentially lifesaving antibiotic drugs for patients, particularly veterans who have encountered antibiotic-resistant bacteria while overseas.
Group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers write to President on Partnership to Build America Act
Jan 16, 2015
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate have written to President Obama urging him to "highlight the importance of rebuilding America's infrastructure and fixing the broken international tax code" in the 2015 State of the Union.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today was named co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee's working group on infrastructure, community development and energy. Bennet will join Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada to examine and develop policy recommendations that could be packaged into a comprehensive tax reform bill. The working group is one of five launched today by Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR).