Bennet Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Update Performing Artists Tax Deduction

Performing Artist Tax Parity Act Would Provide Relief to Artists By Reversing Tax Increases and Restoring Deductions for Work-Related Expenses

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, joined U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Senate colleagues on their bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed tax relief to working artists by updating the Qualified Performing Artist (QPA) tax deduction, which allows certain performing artists to deduct the cost of expenses incurred in the course of their employment.

Bennet Welcomes $5 Million Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning Grant for Colorado

Federal Grant Supports Colorado’s Goal to Connect Over 99% of Coloradans with High-Speed, Reliable Internet in Next Five Years

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the announcement from the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) that Colorado was awarded more than $5 million to prepare for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding program, based on Bennet’s bipartisan BRIDGE Act, introduced in June 2021 and secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Bennet, Booker, Brown, Families Urge Congress to Expand the Child Tax Credit During the Lame Duck Session

Bennet, Members of the ‘CTC 6,’ and Families Emphasized the Importance of Passing the Expanded, Enhanced Child Tax Credit Together with the R&D Tax Credit Before Year-End

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) — a group often referred to as the ‘CTC Six’ — joined families and advocates from the Economic Security Project Action, Community Change Action, and MomsRising to urge Congress to restore the expanded, enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) with the research and development (R&D) tax credit in a bipartisan tax package during the lame duck session. The R&D tax credit is set to expire at the end of the year.

Bennet, Romney Lead Bipartisan Letter Emphasizing Western Drought and Conservation Priorities

Bipartisan Western Senators Urge USDA to Address Western Needs with Existing Programs, Additional $20 Billion for Conservation

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) led fourteen bipartisan senators in a letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give parity to the urgent priorities of Western growers and communities through existing authorities, new funding, and collaboration across government.

Bennet Urges Biden Administration to Swiftly Deliver Clean Energy Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to Rural Communities

Historic New Clean Energy Funding for Rural Communities Will Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment, Create Local Economic Opportunities, and Lower Energy Costs for Rural Families

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, urged United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small and Rural Utilities Service Administrator Andrew Berke to quickly distribute clean energy funds from the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to rural communities.

Bennet Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging President Biden To Develop Whole-Of-Government Strategy To Counter Antisemitism, Strengthen Interagency Coordination

Letter Signed by More than 100 House Members and Senators Follows Recent Wave Of Antisemitic Remarks By Prominent Public Figures And Statistics Showing Antisemitism In The United States Is At An All-Time High

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Representatives Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.), co-chairs of the Senate and House Bipartisan Task Forces for Combating Antisemitism, along with 122 colleagues in Congress in a letter to President Biden calling for the development of a unified national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism and ensure closer interagency coordination, with the goal of adopting a whole-of-government approach.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge Biden Administration to Increase Pay and Address Unsustainable Working Conditions at FCC Florence

Following Increased Retention Bonus for FCC Florence Correctional Officers in July, Senators Request 25 Percent Retention Bonus for Non-Custody Staff

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper urged Director of Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Colette S. Peters and Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Kiran Ahuja to address understaffing and unsustainable working conditions at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado (FCC Florence).

Bennet, Colleagues Put Forward Policies to Put Access to Mental Health Care on Par With Physical Health Care

Senators’ Discussion Draft Suggests Policies to Equitably Treat Mental and Physical Health for Americans Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), in releasing a discussion draft including policies aimed at improving mental health parity in Medicare and Medicaid and helping to put access to mental health and behavioral health services on par with physical health care.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Respond to Solar Tariff Investigation Decision, Call for Extension of Two-Year Pause on Tariffs

Senators Urge Administration To Extend Two-Year Pause On New Solar Tariffs, Prioritize Implementing Solar Provisions Of Inflation Reduction Act

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined their colleagues in releasing the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce issuing a preliminary affirmative determination in their investigation into solar panels and cells imported from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia.