Bennet, Scott Brown, Tester Laud Inclusion of Bipartisan Plan to 'Pay It Back' in Wall Street Reform

Say Plan to Wind Down Bailouts, Pay Down Deficit Represents An Important Step Towards Good Government in Washington

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Scott Brown (R-MA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) lauded the inclusion of the ‘Pay It Back' Plan in Wall Street Reform as an important and necessary step towards ending the banking, auto and housing bailouts and restoring responsible government in Washington. The bipartisa...

Senate Passes Bennet 'Pay It Back' Plan to End Revolving Bailout Fund

Bennet Amendment Winds Down TARP to Pay Down the Deficit

Washington, DC -- The Senate today passed an amendment authored by Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, to cut the size of the bailout and to end the revolving bailout fund passed with unanimous, bipartisan support. Bennet's bipartisan amendment reduces the size of the bailout fund known as TARP by $150 billion and prevents...
Denver, CO - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "Elena Kagan has an impressive and accomplished résumé, and adding a third woman seated on the Supreme Court would represent a substantial step t...
Cosponsors Amendment to Financial Reform Bill That Would End ‘Secret Holds' in Senate Legislation Mirrors Proposal in Bennet's Plan for Washington Reform Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today joined a bipartisan push to stop playing politics and hold politicians in Washington accountable by el...

Bennet: Wall Street Reform Should Include Plan to 'Pay It Back'

Bipartisan Plan Would Ensure Returned Bailout Funds are used to Pay Back Taxpayers Through Deficit Reduction, Not for More Spending

Washington, DC - As the Senate considers a bill that would create new rules of the road for Wall Street, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, announced today his amendment to the Wall Street reform bill that mirrors his Pay It Back plan, which would ensure repaid bailout funds are used to pay down the deficit, not fund furthe...

Bennet Statement on President Signing Bill Authorizing Full Funding for VA Hospital in Aurora

Bill Co-sponsored by Bennet Will Also Enable Family Members of Wounded Warriors to Become Certified as Caregivers and Receive Benefits

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on President Obama signing the VA Caregiver bill into law, which Bennet co-sponsored. This law authorizes the remaining funding to build the new $800 million VA Medical Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. "Veterans in Colora...

Bennet Statement on President Obama's Announcement of Commencement Challenge Winner

Denver School of Science and Technology was a Runner-Up

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on President Obama's selection of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge winner. The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) was one of three finalists but was not selected to have President Obama as the keynote speaker at its c...
Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on the untimely death of Denver Water CEO Hamlet "Chips" Barry on Sunday: "Chips was a well-respected expert on water and conservation issues, but above all else he was a great friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Susan a...