House Panel Approves DISCLOSE Act, Bennet Urges Senate to Follow Suit

DISCLOSE Act Would Limit Fallout from Citizens United Ruling which Unleashed Unlimited Spending by Special Interests on Our Elections

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement regarding the House Administration Committee’s passage of the DISCLOSE Act, a bill he has cosponsored in the Senate that would limit the fallout from the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Citizens United v. FEC: “It’...

Udall, Bennet Announce $17.4 Million Grant to Help Colorado Schools Boost Student Achievement

Competitive Grant will Fund System to Track Student Progress, Help Match Students with the Right Teacher, While Protecting Privacy

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet announced that Colorado has been awarded a $17.4 million grant to help schools do a better job than ever before at tracking student progress and helping determine the best educational opportunities to ensure every child can succeed. The state longitud...

Bennet: Main Street Wins With Landmark Wall Street Reform

Bennet Votes for the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010

Washington, DC – Standing on the side of Colorado taxpayers and consumers on Main Street, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today voted for historic legislation that lays out new rules for Wall Street, cracks down on big bank abuses, improves accountability and transparency in the financial sector, ends taxpayer-fund...

Bennet Testifies in Support of National Monument Designation for Chimney Rock

Says His Bill Will Provide Much-needed Protection, and Much-deserved Recognition, for Chimney Rock

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today testified before the National Parks Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on a bill he introduced with Congressman John Salazar to establish Chimney Rock Archeological Area as a National Monument. Flanked by Archuleta County Comm...

Bennet: Washington Should Make Earmark Process More Transparent, Accountable to American People

Backs Bipartisan Bill to Create Single, Searchable Database of All Congressional Earmark Requests

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today joined a bipartisan push in the Senate to bring much needed transparency to the federal appropriations process. The Earmark Transparency Act of 2010 mirrors Bennet’s Plan for Washington Reform, which calls for the creation of a single, user-friendly onlin...

Bennet: Supporting Our Troops Is Something that Ought to Unite All Americans

On Armed Forces Day, Bennet Says 'Thank You' to Our Troops

Denver, CO – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated every third Saturday in May: “One thing all of us can agree on – Republicans and Democrats, progressives and conservatives – is the need to support our troops. Providing our tr...

Bennet Bill to Bolster Rural Housing Loan Program, Help Families Access Credit Advances in Senate

Rural Housing Service Program Currently on Brink of Insolvency

Washington, DC -Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, announced today that key provisions of the legislation he introduced to bolster Rural Housing Service loan programs on the brink of insolvency were included in a bill approved by the Appropriations Committee. That bill now goes to the Senate floor for debate. U.S. Senator...

Bennet Keeps Up Push to End Secret Holds

Compares Obstructionist Senate to Restless Kids on a Road Trip

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, took to the Senate floor in support of an amendment to hold politicians in Washington accountable and stop the partisan games by eliminating ‘secret holds' in the Senate. ‘Secret holds' allow Senators to unaccountably and anonymously block bills and nomination...