Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

Bill Includes Bennet Provision to Increase Safety on College Campuses

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded Senate passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which he cosponsored. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 68-31. Included in the bill was a provision Bennet backed to increase safety on college campuses. “Too often, victims of sexual assault a...
Cornyn-Kirk-Bennet Amendment to Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Would Also Improve Law Enforcement Tools to Investigate and Prosecute Rapes, Toughen Sentencing for Offenders Highlights Colorado Stories of Convictions That Came a Decade Later Continuing his push to prevent crimes against women, Colorado U.S. Senat...

Bipartisan FDA Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee

Bill Includes Bennet Measures Aimed at Improving Drug Safety, Bringing Breakthrough Treatments to Patients More Quickly, Advancing Medical Device Innovation and Avoiding Critical Drug Shortages

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today helped pass a bipartisan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reauthorization draft bill through the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). The bill includes several Bennet provisions aimed at improving drug safety, bringing breakthrough treatments to patients more...

Bennet Introduces Bill to Open Access to Popular Manitou Incline Trail

Bill Would Clear Bureaucratic Hurdle, Advance Local Plan to Open, Maintain Trail

With support from area leaders and the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs communities, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has introduced a bill that would help open access to the Manitou Incline Trail. It is currently illegal to hike the trail because it crosses private property owned by the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline Railw...
Includes Bennet-Supported 1-year Moratorium on All Closings Also Includes Bennet Amendments to Give Communities a Stronger Voice in Closure Proceedings, Protect Vote By Mail and Study the Possibility of the Post Office Providing Additional Government Services Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded final passage...

Bennet: U.S. 36 Project Eligible for Competitive Federal Resources That Can Ease Congestion, Help People Get to Work

Announcement Comes on Heels of Bennet-Led Letter to DOT Supporting Federal Resources for U.S. 36 Project

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Colorado Department of Transportation has been selected to apply for a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the U.S. 36 project to develop multi-modal soluti...
The U.S. Senate today adopted an amendment cosponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to the postal reform bill to protect vote by mail by putting a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of postal facilities until after the election in states, like Colorado, that conduct elections by mail or allow any voter to vote no...