Bennet Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet Secured Key Provisions to Bolster American Leadership in Space, Close Gaps in National Security, Support Wildfire Prevention

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) in an 83-11 vote.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced Neil Kornze as his new Chief of Staff. A native of the West, Kornze served as the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Obama Administration and is the youngest person ever confirmed for that position.

ICYMI: What They’re Saying About Bennet’s Bipartisan Push for Immediate Action on Western Drought

Earlier this Week, Bennet Led 15 Bipartisan Western Senators in Urging USDA to Address Western Priorities with Existing Programs, $20 Billion for Conservation in the Inflation Reduction Act

This week, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) led fourteen bipartisan senators from across the West in a letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give equal importance to the urgent priorities of Western growers and communities through existing authorities, new funding, and collaboration across government.

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 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, 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, 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.