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...

Senate Begins Debate on Bennet Plan to 'Pay It Back'

Bennet: Time to End Revolving Bailout Fund, Pay Down the Deficit

Washington, DC -- The Senate is poised to begin debate on an amendment authored by Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, to cut the size of the bailout and to end the revolving bailout fund. Bennet's amendment would reduce the size of the bailout fund known as TARP by $150 billion and prevent Treasury from redirecting unused...

Senate Passes Bennet 'Pay It Back' Plan to End Revolving Bailout Fund

Bennet Amendment Winds Down TARP to Pay Down the Deficit

Washington, DC -- The Senate today passed an amendment authored by Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, to cut the size of the bailout and to end the revolving bailout fund passed with unanimous, bipartisan support. Bennet's bipartisan amendment reduces the size of the bailout fund known as TARP by $150 billion and prevents...

Bennet, Scott Brown, Tester Laud Inclusion of Bipartisan Plan to 'Pay It Back' in Wall Street Reform

Say Plan to Wind Down Bailouts, Pay Down Deficit Represents An Important Step Towards Good Government in Washington

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Scott Brown (R-MA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) lauded the inclusion of the ‘Pay It Back' Plan in Wall Street Reform as an important and necessary step towards ending the banking, auto and housing bailouts and restoring responsible government in Washington. The bipartisa...
Denver, CO - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "Elena Kagan has an impressive and accomplished résumé, and adding a third woman seated on the Supreme Court would represent a substantial step t...