Bennet, Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Block Implementation of Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

The Protect American Values Act Would Prohibit the Government from Using Federal Funds to Carry Out Latest Trump Administration Attack on Immigrant Families

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and 25 Senate Democrats in introducing the Protect American Values Act, legislation that would prohibit the Trump Administration from using federal funding to implement its Public Charge rule.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) joined a group of Western senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to provide long-term financial security for rural counties.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and 18 of their colleagues in urging Senate Leadership and the Appropriations Committee to assert Congress’s role in crafting federal appropriations and ensure that any funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents the Trump Administration’s unilateral transfer of funds to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by designating the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.