Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement urging his Senate colleagues to support the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM Act. Earlier today, Bennet delivered remarks urging Washington to put aside partisan politics and pass the DREAM Act without delay. ...
Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in response to President Obama’s tax cut proposal: “I have been a strong supporter of a long-term extension of middle class tax cuts; estate tax reform that protects our small businesses, farmers and ranchers; and an extension...
Washington – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced today that he will offer an amendment to pay for a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for Social Security. The Senate is expected to vote today on a motion to begin debate on the Senior Citizens Relief Act, which would provide a one-time $250 COLA to Social Security...

Bennet Pushes for Action on Nation's Fiscal Challenges

Would have supported sending recommendations to Congress in order to help drive action on deficit

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet and a group of 13 other Senators today urged the White House and bipartisan Congressional Leadership to move forward to address our nation’s urgent fiscal challenges regardless of the outcome of today’s Deficit Commission vote. “I am disappointed that the commission was un...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, applauded House passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to reduce childhood hunger, promote health through improved nutritional quality, reduce childhood obesity and improve program efficiency. The bipartisan, fiscally responsible bill, which passed the ...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet released the following statement on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform’s recommendations to reduce the national debt: “Washington can no longer ignore what Coloradans already know: We need to get our deficit under control for the sake of our country and ou...

Bennet Statement on Senate Passage of Food Safety Bill

Bipartisan Bill Includes Bennet Amendment to Ensure Flexibility for Small Farmers, Small Businesses

Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to protect Colorado consumers by ensuring the food they feed their families is safe and of the highest possible quality. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which includes amendments Bennet wrote and...

Bennet-Backed Food Safety Bill to Protect Colorado Consumers Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Bipartisan Bill Includes Bennet Amendment to Ensure Fair Requirements for Small and Mid-Sized Agriculture

Denver, CO – After nearly a year of delays and a number of major food recalls, a bill backed by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to protect Colorado consumers by ensuring the food they feed their families is safe and of the highest possible quality cleared a key Senate hurdle today. The Senate voted today to begin deba...

Bennet Shares Stories of Struggling Coloradans to Make Case for Foreclosure Changes

At Hearing, Bennet Presses Witnesses on Unnecessary Confusion, Difficulty of Modifying Home Loans

Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today renewed his push to help Colorado families stay in their homes by pressing for more transparency and clarity and a new appeals process in foreclosures. In a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Bennet shared the stories of two Colorado families in danger of losing the...