Bennet: Broken Washington Blocks DISCLOSE Act

DISCLOSE Act Would Improve Transparency in Campaign Finance and Limit Fallout from Citizens United Ruling

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today released the following statement after a minority of Senators blocked consideration of the DISCLOSE Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last month, would limit the fallout from the Supreme Court’s recent disastrous ruling in Citizens Unite...

Bennet: We Must Do More to Help Kids, Keep Children Out of Poverty

New Report Finds 50 Percent Increase in Child Poverty in Colorado

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on a report that the percentage of children living in poverty in Colorado has increased by 50 percent from 2000 to 2008, compared to a 6 percent increase nationwide. “Colorado’s working families have been hit hard by a ...

Bennet, Local Energy Business: Senate Needs to Keep Moving Forward on Energy Jobs

In the Wake of the Decision to Scale Back Energy Legislation, Bennet Calls on Washington to Keep Moving Ball Down the Field

Denver, CO – Today, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, stood with a local, clean-tech company to call on the Senate to keep moving forward on energy legislation that will allow America to compete in the new energy economy and that will rid our dependence on foreign oil. “America’s greatest national resou...

Bennet Applauds $300 Million for Denver Union Station Redevelopment

Project Will Reduce Traffic Congestion, Enhance Community Livability, and Turn Lower Downtown Into Regional Transportation Hub

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, welcomed today’s announcement from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that Denver Union Station will receive $300 million in federal funding for a redevelopment project. Bennet telephoned LaHood to express support for the funding earlier this year. The red...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement regarding a report released today that named several financial companies that made questionable payouts totaling $1.58 billion immediately after accepting billions of dollars of taxpayer aid. “I, like most Coloradans, have no ...

Bennet Backs Bill to End Veterinarian Shortfall in Rural Areas

Fifteen Colorado Counties Currently Do Not Have Food Animal Veterinarians, Eight Only Have One

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, has joined a bipartisan push to address the shortfall of veterinarians in underserved rural communities across Colorado and the country. The bipartisan Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act, which Bennet is cosponsoring, would bolster the nation&...