Expansion of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Get Committee Approval

Bill Similar to Bennet Proposal Advances

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today applauded the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee’s passage of an expansion of education benefits for National Guard members advocated for by Bennet. The committee approved the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act, which includes language similar to provisi...

Bennet Signs on to Bill to Prevent Dangerous Dispersants

While It Took More Than 100 Days to Come This Close to Stopping Leak, Congress Has Still Not Acted on Important Measures

Washington, DC – As the cement cap for the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico near completion, more than 100 days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has signed on to an effort to require better testing, approval and disclosure of the health effects of dispersants used in response...

Bennet Commends Colorado School District Education Grant Awards Winners

Denver and St. Vrain Valley School District Will Receive i3 Grants

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today commended Denver Public Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District for winning Investing in Innovation (i3) grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The grants are awarded to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment. “This is excellent n...

Bennet, Alexander, Franken, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Student Achievement with Early Intervention

Bill Would Support Proven Programs that Address Academic, Disciplinary Problems Early and Reduce Over-Identification of Students with Disabilities

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) today introduced a bill to improve student academic achievement, reduce over-identification of children with disabilities and reduce disciplinary problems in schools by intervening early. The Ach...

Bennet, Alexander, Franken, Burr Introducen Proyecto de Ley Bipartidista para Mejorar los Logros de Estudiantes con Intervención Temprana

Acto Apoyarí­a Programas Que Han Demostrado Resultados Para Enfrentar Problemas Académicos y Disciplinarios Temprano y Reducir la Sobre-identificación de Estudiantes con Incapacidades

Washington, DC: Senadores Michael Bennet (D -Colorado), Lamar Alexander (R -Tennessee), Al Franken (D-Minn.) y Richard Burr (R-Carolina del Norte) hoy presentaron un proyecto de ley para mejorar el rendimiento académico de estudiantes, reducir la sobre-identificación de los niños con incapacidades y problemas d...

Bennet: Important Step Forward for Effort to Protect Teacher Jobs, Colorado's Most Vulnerable

Bennet Led Effort to Request Medicaid Funding Extension to Aid States

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement after the Senate moved forward legislation to provide emergency resources to prevent widespread layoffs of teachers and protect access to Medicaid services for Colorado’s kids and vulnerable populations: “Today brings lo...