Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and John McCain (R-AZ) to introduce a bipartisan bill to reimburse states that provided funds to temporarily reopen national parks during the 2013 government shutdown. The National Park Access Act is also sponsored by Cory Gardner (R-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Bob Corker (R-TN), and John Thune (R-SD).

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ensure Rights of All Married Couples

42 senators, 79 House members introduce bill to guarantee federal marriage rights

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 41 other senators led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to reintroduce the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. The bill would also ensure that all legally-married, same-sex couples are treated equally under federal law by clarifying current statutes.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Cut 108-Question Student Aid Form to 2 Questions

Bill introduced by Alexander, Bennet, Burr, Booker, Isakson, King will simplify financial aid application for 20 million Americans who fill it out each year

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) with Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Angus King (I- Maine) today introduced the FAST Act, a bill to simplify the process of applying for and receiving federal financial aid to attend college, allow year-round use of Pell Grants, discourage over-borrowing and simplify repayments.

Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Speed Up American LNG Exports

Bill Will Reduce Permitting Delays, Help Create Jobs, Reduce Trade Deficit, Enhance National Security

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. The bipartisan bill will speed up the approval process for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which do not have free trade agreements with the United States.
Bennet and Merkley were lead sponsors along with former Republican Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown on the bipartisan CROWDFUND Act, which was passed on April 5, 2012 as part of the JOBS Act, which allows small businesses to raise start-up capital on the internet.
Bennet's bill stems from concerns brought to him by Colorado veterans, including some members of his Veterans Working Group, who believe some service members may be receiving less than Honorable discharges due to behavior related to mental trauma, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PILT Fully Funded in Government Funding Bill

Bill Also Includes Resources for NREL, LWCF, EWP, Forest Legacy Program

The bill, which provides funding for a majority of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, also contains funding for Golden's National Renewable Energy Lab, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the Forest Legacy Program, and the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program.