Bennet Announces That Colorado Will Receive Up to $2.4 Million to Help Implement Updated National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Will Help States Implement a Bennet-Backed Bill to Shorten National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 9-8-8

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that Colorado will receive up to $2.4 million in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services to implement 9-8-8 as the new, easy-to-remember National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

READ IT: Bennet Reiterates Urgency of Reforming Senate Rules to End Filibuster, Restore the U.S. Senate, and Protect Democracy

Bennet: “Our goal is not to secure an immediate partisan advantage. It is to make the Senate work again and refire the engine of American democracy — for our nation, and for the world.”

In an op-ed in the Colorado Sun, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet reiterated his support for reforming U.S. Senate rules to end the filibuster, restore the Senate, and protect democracy.

Bennet, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Tax Deduction To Include Early Childhood Educators

Legislation Will Ensure Educators of Young Children Are Eligible for the $250 Deduction K-12 Teachers Currently Receive

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the U.S. Senate Education Committee, introduced the bipartisan Supporting Early-Childhood Educators’ Deductions (SEED) Act to allow early childhood educators to claim the existing above-the-line $250 tax deduction for K-12 teachers.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Help People With Disabilities Access Care in the Setting of Their Choice

Named After Colorado Activist, the Latonya Reeves Freedom Act Would Strengthen Civil Rights to Help People With Disabilities Continue Living Independently

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced the Latonya Reeves Freedom Act to strengthen the civil right for people with disabilities, who need long-term services and supports, to receive care in the setting of their choice.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Welcome First Installments of Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Colorado Airports, Highways & Bridges

This Year, Airports Across Colorado Will Receive Over $86 Million While Highways & Bridge Projects Will Receive Over $716 Million

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed over $86 million in funding for Colorado airports and over $716 million for highway and bridge projects for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that President Joe Biden signed into law last month.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Join Murray, Wyden, and Colleagues in Call to Ensure All Eligible Same-Sex Couples Receive Pension Survivor Benefits

Senators Urge Treasury, IRS to Revise Old Guidance That Permits Retirement Plans to Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and 41 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Charles Rettig calling for the Biden Administration to revise current guidance that has led to members of the LGBTQIA+ community being denied pension survivor benefits after losing their life partner.

Bennet Celebrates Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet Continues Working to Pass Critical Investments to Boost U.S. Security and Competitiveness in the Intelligence Authorization Act

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 88-11.

Bennet Calls For Child Tax Credit Extension In Build Back Better Budget

As December Payments Begin to Reach Households Tomorrow, Bennet Is Fighting to Pass Build Back Better This Month to Ensure Families Continue to Receive Their Monthly Payments Without Disruption In January

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) joined U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) on the Senate floor calling for swift passage of a 1-year extension and permanent full refundability of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) through the Build Back Better budget.

Bennet, Phillips Celebrate House Passage of their Bill to Promote Ranked Choice Voting

Their Voter Choice Act Passed as Part of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. Representative Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) celebrated House passage of the Voter Choice Act as an amendment to the Protecting our Democracy Act, which passed the House 220-208. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) is also a co-sponsor of the Voter Choice Act.