Congress Approves American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Bill Will Create 60,000 Jobs in Colorado, Strengthen the Economy and Invest in America's Future

Washington, DC - Tonight, the United States Senate passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act conference report. United States Senator Michael Bennet voted in favor of the measure, which was approved by a vote of 60 to 38. "American families are struggling. More than four million people have lost their jobs in the past...

Senate Banking Committee Hears From Treasury Secretary on New Financial Rescue Plan

Bennet Urges Treasury to Provide Support for State, County Local Governments

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing to receive testimony from Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, on the Obama Administration’s strategy – announced today – for the implementation of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (T...
Washington, D.C. - This week, United States Senator Michael Bennet met with Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Senator Bennet is a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. In their meeting, Senator Bennet pledged to work with Secretary Vilsack and other ...
Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Michael Bennet announced the locations of his Colorado regional Senate offices. These offices - located in Pueblo, Alamosa, Colorado Springs, Fort Morgan, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Durango and Denver - will give Coloradans across the state a direct line and direct access to me...

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

Legislation Seeks to Restore Equal Pay for Equal Work, End Wage Discrimination

Washington, D.C. - Today, in a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2008 into law. United States Senator Michael Bennet supported the measure, which overturns a U.S. Supreme Court decision that placed limits on a person's ability seek redress for wage discrimination in the...

Bennet Votes to Renew, Improve Children's Health Insurance Program

Measure Will Extend Coverage to Over 4 Million More Uninsured Children

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senators in approving the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (H.R. 2), legislation that provides quality, affordable health coverage to millions of uninsured children from low-income families across the nation...

Sen. Bennet Urges Law Enforcement, Intelligence Officials to Work Together to Confront Terrorist Threats

Committee on Homeland Security Looks to Draw Lessons from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing to examine the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks and determine what lessons can be learned from the event to help bolster American efforts to confront the threat of global terrorism. In his opening remarks before the Commi...

Sen. Bennet Votes in Favor of Equal Pay for Equal Work

Supports Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (S.181). The measure, which passed the full Senate by a bipartisan vote of 61 to 36, seeks to restore equal pay for equal work by reversing a U.S. Supreme Court decision ...