As Budget Resolution is Crafted, Senators Say Bank and Housing Emergency Spending Should Be Used to Pay Back Taxpayers Through Deficit Reduction

Bipartisan 'Pay It Back' Plan Would Ensure Returned Bank, Housing Emergency Spending Is Used to Pay Down Debt, Not Fund Further Spending

Washington, DC - With the U.S. Senate expected to take up the Budget for the upcoming fiscal year in the next few weeks, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are telling Senate budget leaders to ensure funds repaid by beneficiaries of taxpayer-funded emergency spending are used to pay down the deb...

Bennet, Udall, Salazar, Coffman Urge Congressional Leaders to Deliver Denver TV to Montezuma, La Plata County Residents

Letter Seeks Consideration of Four Corners Television Act As Must-Pass Legislation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, and U.S. Representatives John Salazar and Mike Coffman, today urged Congressional leaders to work to allow Southwest Colorado residents to view television coverage from their own state. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...
Washington, DC-The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act goes into effect today, creating better safeguards to protect credit card users. Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, cast the deciding vote to move the bill out of committee before it was approved by the full Senate last year. The legisla...

Bennet: President Right to Move Forward With Creation of Bipartisan Fiscal Commission to Bring Down the Debt

Similar Proposal to Create Bipartisan Fiscal Commission, Which Bennet Supported, Failed in Senate Vote

Denver, CO - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement after reports from Administration officials that President Obama will sign an executive order establishing a bipartisan 18-member National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Administration officials also report President Obama will...

Udall, Bennet Announce Major Grant for U.S. 36 Boulder-Denver Project

Lawmakers Supported Funding to Fight Traffic with Managed HOV Lane, Bus Rapid Transit, Bikeway and Computerized Toll Collection

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet announced that Colorado has been awarded a $10 million grant to support improvements to relieve traffic congestion in the U.S. 36 corridor between Boulder and Denver. The grant, made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will help construc...

Bennet Leads Push to Include Public Option in Health Insurance Reform Reconciliation Package

CBO Projections Show Public Option Could Yield Savings of At Least $25 billion

Denver, CO - In his continued effort to pass health care reform that lowers costs and leads to higher quality care, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, is leading the effort in the Senate to pass health insurance reform that includes a public health insurance option under budget reconciliation rules. Bennet has written a l...
Denver, CO - Today, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, announced that he will be an original cosponsor of new legislation that closes loopholes recently opened as a result of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. "The best way to protect the American people from the worst parts of Washington's broken c...

Bennet Pushes Lending Plan to Boost Small Business in Colorado, Create New, Good-Paying Jobs

As Small Businesses Struggle to Obtain Loans, Bennet Pushes Plan to Ease Credit Crunch on Main Street

Washington, DC - With small business struggling to obtain credit and create new jobs, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today announced his push to ensure Colorado's small business owners can access the lending they need to expand and hire new workers. To help ease the small business credit crunch, Bennet is co-sponsorin...