Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Commits to Site Visit at Aurora VA Hospital Following Colorado Delegation Request

Full Delegation Requested Committee to Look into Mismanagement, Cost Overruns

The Colorado Congressional delegation today welcomed the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee's pledge to work with the delegation to schedule a field hearing and site visit to the Aurora VA Hospital. The delegation sent a bipartisan letter to the committee's chairman, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and ranking member, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), last month requesting the visit to look into the mismanagement that has delayed construction of the facility.

Bennet Reminds Coloradans about Free Tax-Filing Services

Coloradans Making Less than $60,000 Eligible for IRS Free File

With the April 15th tax filing deadline approaching, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is reminding Coloradans that the IRS' free federal tax-filing service is available for individuals making $60,000 or less in 2014.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Rural Water Bill

Bipartisan Proposal Would Enable Small Communities to Meet Safe Drinking Water Standards

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce a bill to help small and rural communities meet safe drinking water regulations.

Bennet Urges HHS to Improve Pregnant Women’s Access to Health Care

Joins Colleagues in Letter to Secretary Asking for Special Enrollment Period

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Patty Murray, and several of their colleagues urged Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to further improve women's access to health care under the Affordable Care Act by instituting a special open enrollment period for women to enroll in health coverage when they find out they are pregnant.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced the formation of the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. The caucus will provide education about family caregivers and ways to support people living independently. It will also engage with Congress to advocate for action on these important issues. The lawmakers have been actively working with AARP and family caregivers from across the nation to launch today's caucus.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today cosponsored the bipartisan Sportsmen's Act, originally introduced by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM). The Sportsmen's Act is a package of over a dozen bills that would increase access and opportunities for sportsmen and women.

Bennet, Schatz Introduce Bill to Spur Innovation in Schools

Competitive Grants Will Enable Educators to Develop, Expand on Proven Methods to Improve Student Achievement

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) yesterday introduced the Investing in Innovation Act to help educators develop and expand upon innovative practices that are improving student achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in the day, Bennet joined 68 Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to pass a bill to fund DHS for the remainder of the fiscal year. The House of Representatives failed to pass a clean three week extension and has not taken up a clean bill to extend funding through the end of the year.