Bennet Introduces Bill to Prepare and Support Principals to Help Turn Around Lowest Performing Schools

Lead Act Will Provide Training and Continued Support for The Nation's Best Principals to Transform our Lowest Performing Schools

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and former Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, today introduced a bill to help prepare principals to lead transformations to turnaround the lowest performing schools across the country. The Lead Act would create opportunities, including a School Leadership Ac...

Bennet: Seniors Will Get Help to Cover the Medicare Donut Hole

First $250 Rebate Checks Being Sent to Help Cover Medication Costs for Seniors Caught in Donut Hole

Washington, DC – With thousands of seniors struggling to make ends meet in Colorado, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, wants them to know that help is on the way. Medicare beneficiaries caught by the prescription drug loophole known as the “donut hole” will soon start receiving the first set of $250 reba...

Bennet Calls for Subpoena Power for BP Oil Spill Investigation

Cosponsors Legislation Granting Presidential Commission Power To Ensure Complete, Accurate Inquiry

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today cosponsored a bill to give subpoena power to a Presidential bipartisan commission to enhance its ability to conduct a thorough investigation into the oil spill that is devastating the Gulf Coast. Legislation, introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shahe...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on the passing of storyteller and Denver native Opalanga Pugh on Saturday: “Those who were lucky enough to know Opalanga and experience her gift for storytelling understand how she crafted her stories to teach us all life les...
Denver, CO – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on Senate Joint Resolution 26 from Senator Lisa Murkowski, which is expected to receive a vote in the Senate on June 10: "The best way to limit carbon pollution is for Congress to pass a comprehensive climate and energy bill. The Murkows...

Bennet: DOJ Right to Launch Investigation into Oil Rig Explosion, Oil Spill

In Letter to DOJ, Bennet Called for Investigation into Money Transfers by Owner of Destroyed Oil Rig

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, welcomed the announcement of criminal investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The announcement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comes on the heels of Bennet’s letter calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the owner of the destro...

Bennet: America Must Ensure Lives of Those Who Gave Everything Are Never Forgotten

Delivers Keynote Speech at Fort Logan National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

Denver, CO – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, delivered the following remarks honoring the lives and memories of America’s fallen soldiers at the Fort Logan National Cemetery Memorial Day Commemoration: Thank you, everyone, for being here today, and for allowing me the opportunity to share a few words on thi...
Pueblo, CO – Flanked by local veterans and advocates, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, wrapped up a statewide veterans listening tour at the Heroes Plaza in Pueblo, where statues of Pueblo’s four Medal of Honor Recipients serve as a reminder of the sacrifices of all American military veterans. Bennet launche...

Bennet Hears from Veterans in Durango, Telluride

Meets Cast, Crew of Film About Helping Veterans Suffering from PTSD

Durango, CO –Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, met with veterans during two events today on the Western Slope leg of his statewide veterans listening tour. In Telluride, Bennet sat down with veterans featured in the film “Fish Out of Water,” which highlights innovative and novel methods for helping vet...