Udall, Bennet Urge Obama Administration to Renew Payments to Support Rural Counties

Lawmakers Continue Push to Bolster Schools, Economies in Colorado's Rural Counties

Washington, D.C. – Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, Colorado’s U.S. Senators, today joined a bipartisan effort to maintain the “contract” between rural America and the federal government. Udall and Bennet are among 29 U.S. senators from both parties who are urging the Obama Administration to include a long-ter...

Bennet: Time is Now to Fix Washington, Deliver for American People

Bennet Pushes for Passage of Important Legislation During Month-long Work Period

Washington, DC – At the beginning of another four-week work period, following the previous work period during which the Senate failed to produce legislation on major issues like jobs and the economy, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today released the following statement: “We are three days into this legislat...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today announced he will cosponsor a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). “Members of the Civil Air Patrol served honorably and protected Americans during World War II from potential enemy th...

Bennet: Denial of Health Care Due to One Penny Discrepancy Deplorable

Woman Threatened Denial of Coverage Over One Penny Prime Example of Why We Need to Stand Up Against Big Insurance Companies

Washington, DC – After reports that a Colorado Springs woman was threatened that her coverage would be dropped due to a dispute over one cent, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today released the following statement calling for practices like these to end. “It is unconscionable that an insurance company or a ...
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, and Congressman John Salazar today welcomed the Department of Veterans Affairs agreement to streamline a burdensome and tangled VA process after the lawmakers sent a letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki urging him to make it easier for veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disord...

Bennet: On Day 80, Oil Continues to Gush into Gulf, Investigators Still Without Subpoena Power

Eighty Days Since Oil Rig Explosion, Bennet Renews Call for Subpoena Power for Commission Investigating Spill, End to Liability Cap

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on now the eightieth day since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico: “Eighty days after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that took the lives of 11 people and wounded 17 others, oil is still gushi...

Bennet: Coloradans with Pre-existing Conditions Can Now Get Health Insurance

Bennet Applauds Health Insurance Option for Coloradans with Pre-existing Conditions

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today applauded the establishment of Colorado’s new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) to provide a health insurance option for Coloradans who are denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. Starting today, Coloradans can apply for coverage through...

Bennet Presses for U.S. to Host Future World Cup

Denver Among U.S. Cities Being Considered to Host Games in 2018 or 2022

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, urged the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to select the United States to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. In a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Bennet joined a group of Senators in support of the United States&rsq...

Udall, Bennet Announce Boost for Cutting Edge Solar Projects

Abound, Abengoa Receive Recovery Act Support

Washington, D.C. –Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators for Colorado, announced today that Colorado-based Abound Solar Manufacturing LLC will get a huge boost to move forward a first-of-its-kind solar energy project thanks to a loan guarantee for $400 million funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The ...