Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Senate's vote to block consideration of a bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from receiving certain federal public safety funding if they limit cooperation with immigration enforcement authorities. Passage of the bill would place Colorado among the top states at risk of losing access to public safety and community development funding.

Bennet, Gardner, Tipton Welcome Agreement between Grand Junction Airport, TSA on Security Plan

Amended Security Plan will Restore Access to Nearby Businesses, Attractions

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton today welcomed an agreement between the Grand Junction Regional Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on an amended security plan for the airport. Following five years of discussions, the amended plan will restore access to nearby businesses and attractions while meeting TSA's security requirements.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Coons (D-DE), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015, a bill that builds upon the bipartisan commitment to oversight outlined in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 that passed the U.S. Senate 98 to 1.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today participated in a Small Business Committee hearing to discuss the effects of the Gold King Mine spill on businesses in southwest Colorado. The hearing, entitled, "Examining the Significant Costs and Related Burdens for Small Businesses Resulting from the Gold King Mine Waste Water Spill near Silverton, Colorado," was chaired by Senator Cory Gardner.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet helped secure a provision that passed the Senate today allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use existing VA funds to complete construction of the VA medical center in Aurora. The provision was included in a continuing resolution to keep the government funded. The House of Representatives must now vote on both the continuing resolution and a bill to lift the spending cap for the project, which the Senate passed last week.