Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement following the defeat of the House and Senate bills to fund the federal government through September. Bennet voted against both bills. “Reducing our debt and deficit requires a realistic and comprehensive approach and the Fiscal C...

Bennet Nominates Durango Student for Prestigious National Honor

Citizen Above Self Honors Presented by Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has nominated a Durango student for the Citizen Above Self Honors, which is presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The award is given annually by the society to three individuals nation-wide who have made a difference in the lives of others through a si...

Bennet Reintroduces Bill to Designate Chimney Rock as National Monument

Bill would Provide Much-Needed Protection and Much-Deserved Recognition for Chimney Rock

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today reintroduced a bill that would establish Chimney Rock Archeological area in southwest Colorado as a National Monument. A version of the bill Bennet introduced last year was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. &ldqu...
Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in celebration of International Women’s Day and the 100-year anniversary of the first International Women’s Day. The statement was submitted into the Congressional Record. “M. President, I rise today, March 8th, to cele...

Bennet, Udall Urge Administration to Push for Opening of Japanese Markets to Colorado Beef

In Letter, Senators Say Trade Partnership Hinges on Japan's Commitment to Eliminating Barriers to Colorado Producers

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today urged the White House to push Japan to open its markets to imports of Colorado beef as it takes part in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations to expand the presence of U.S. businesses and exports in the Asia-Pacific region. In a letter ...

Bennet Statement on Temporary Budget Agreement to Prevent Government Shutdown

Calls for Realistic, Comprehensive Approach Based on the Fiscal Commission's Proposals to Address the Deficit

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the budget agreement to extend funding for the government for two weeks. “Coloradans expect us to get our work done. We should take a realistic and comprehensive approach to address our debt and deficit, for which the Fiscal C...

Bennet, Udall Amendment to Create New Regional Patent Offices Approved by Senate

Will Assist Entrepreneurs, Foster Innovation by Improving Quality, Pendency for Patent Applications

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall secured a key change to the America Invents Act that empowers the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to create three or more regional satellite offices across the country over the next 3 years. The amendment would help create jobs and ...