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 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.