Bennet's GAO Bill Included in NDAA

Bill instructs GAO to explore military discharges

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s bill to learn more about mental health issues in the military and their connection to certain types of discharges was included yesterday in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014, which was passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Some members of our Colorad...

Bennet, Udall Secure $110 Million to Support Colorado's Ongoing Flood Recovery

Emergency Watershed Protection Funds Will Address Debris Issues that Threaten Coloradans' Homes, Businesses

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced today that they have secured $110 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program to help strengthen Colorado's ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of the September 2013 flood. The funds — which Bennet and Udall have led the fight to have appropriated — will ...

Bennet Proposes Bipartisan Bill to Improve Delivery of Field Emergency Medical Services

Promotes Innovation in Care Delivery, Streamlines Federal Support

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bipartisan bill with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to improve emergency medical and trauma care outside the hospital, often known as field emergency medical services (EMS). The bill provides incentives for field EMS providers to deliver a high quality of care through innovative pr...

Bennet, Ayotte Applaud Passage of Resolution to Award Israeli President Shimon Peres with Congressional Gold Medal

Measure Honors Peres' Role in 'Forging the Strong and Unbreakable Bond between the United States and Israel'

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced Congress has passed bipartisan legislation they introduced to award Israeli President Shimon Peres with a Congressional Gold Medal. The bill passed both chambers unanimously this week and now goes to the president to be signed into law. Once the bill is ...

Bennet, Portman Introduce Bill to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

Homeland Security Committee Passes Important First Step

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen the federal cybersecurity workforce with a uniform classification system that will help agencies identify and address personnel shortages. This morning, Portman successfully secured a narrower version of the bill as an amendment during the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee's consideration of the Department of Homeland Security Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act.

Bennet, Udall Introduce Legislation to Connect Four Corners Residents with Colorado TV

Legislation Builds on Bennet's and Udall's Work to Give All Coloradans Access to News, Weather, Emergency Information They Need

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall introduced legislation today to give the residents of Durango, Cortez and the Four Corners region meaningful access to the news, weather, sports and emergency information most relevant to them. Bennet's and Udall's Colorado News, Emergency, Weather and Sports (NEWS) Act of 2014 would amen...

WIA Compromise Includes Key Bennet-Portman Pay-for-Success Measure

Bipartisan Bill Supports High-Performing Providers of Job-Training Services, Ensures Workers Equipped with 21?st Century Skills

A key component of a bill U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced to improve federal job training programs ‎has been included in a bipartisan deal that House and Senate negotiators announced today. House and Senate leaders released a compromise package to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act ...

Bennet: New Air Tankers Crucial to Fighting Wildfires

Bennet Secured Provision in Farm Bill Authorizing New Air Tankers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the U.S. Forest Service is in the final stages of procuring four additional air tankers to aid wildfire suppression efforts. The additional tankers will bring the fleet up to 21 large air tankers available. Bennet, a m...