Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet once again cosponsored a bipartisan bill to help rural families avoid the pressure to sell, break up or develop their property, keeping farms and ranches intact and family-owned when changing hands from one generation to the next. The American Family Farm and Ranchland Protection Act, which was ...

Senate Passes Bennet, Ayotte Bipartisan Bill to Open Membership in Blue Star Mothers to More Family Members of Our Heroes

Bill Helps More Mothers of Military Service Members Join Support and Service Organization

The US. Senate has passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to expand membership in Blue Star Mothers of America to more mothers of current or former military service members. The bill passed with broad bipartisan support. Blue Star Mothers of America is a congressionally-...

Bennet: USPS 'Time-Out' Provides More Time to Evaluate Effects of Potential Post Office Closures

Announcement Comes on Heels of Several Bennet Efforts to Ensure USPS Reform Recognizes Impact on Rural Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the USPS has issued a temporary “time-out” on post office closings that will provide more time for the Agency to examine potential effects of these closings on local communities and help Coloradans avoid frustrating and needless holiday season service interruptio...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day. Today, Bennet is making a series of visits in Denver and Colorado Springs aimed at supporting organizations that support Colorado’s veterans. “One percent of our country is currently serving in the military, whic...

Bill to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Clears Key Committee Hurdle

Bennet Applauds Judiciary Committee Approval as Key Step Toward Marriage Equality

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Respect for Marriage Act – which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – by a vote of 10 to 8. He is a cosponsor of the bill. “The repeal of DOMA is long overdue,” Bennet said. ...

Bennet Introduces Bill to Create National Veterans Foundation to Improve Collaboration Between Public and Private Resources

Foundation Based on Proposal in Report Prepared for Bennet by Participants of His Colorado Veterans Forum in Colorado Springs and Denver

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced a bill to create a National Veterans Foundation, modeled after work being done in Colorado Springs to facilitate greater collaboration between public and private agencies, as well as service providers that support America’s veterans. “With all troops from Iraq set ...