ICYMI: On the Senate Floor, Bennet Passes His Bill to Add the Amache Internment Site for Japanese Americans to the National Park System

After Debate, Bennet and Lee Reached An Agreement On The Floor, Leading to Senate Passage of Bennet’s Bill

Ahead of the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which began the forced internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet passed his bill to add the Amache internment site for Japanese-Americans to the National Park System (NPS).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D), along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D) and Ken Buck (R), celebrated Senate passage of legislation to establish the Amache National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration facility outside of Granada, Colorado, as part of the National Park System. Bennet and Hickenlooper introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate last year.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge Biden Administration To Address Labor Shortages With Visa Cap Relief

As Spring & Summer Approach, the Senators Are Asking For Tens Of Thousands Of Available H-2B Visas To Be Released To Support Colorado Small Businesses

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and a bipartisan group of senators in a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh to request that the Biden Administration release the maximum allowable number of additional H-2B visas for Fiscal Year 2022.

Bennet Joins Senator Manchin’s Bill to Secure Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Legislation Will Extend the Black Lung Excise Tax Rate, Which Expired at the End of 2021

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet co-sponsored U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-W. Va.) Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund Act, legislation that calls for a ten-year extension of the black lung excise tax rate, which expired at the end of last year.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, co-sponsored the Continuing Emergency Support for Restaurants Act, led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), to provide $48 billion in additional funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

Bennet Calls On Senate to Swiftly Consider the House-Passed Postal Service Reform Act to Support Coloradans

Bennet Urges Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Bring Legislation to the Floor As Soon As Possible to Address Challenges Facing the USPS In Colorado & Across the Country

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to bring the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act to the U.S. Senate floor as soon as possible to address challenges facing the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Colorado and across the country.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Welcome Nearly $10 Million for Colorado from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Create Good-Paying Jobs, Support Coal Communities

Colorado Will Be Eligible for This Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Clean Up Hazardous Abandoned Mine Lands

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed the Department of Interior’s (DOI) announcement that Colorado will be eligible for nearly $10 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs (IIJA) Act for Fiscal Year 2022 to reclaim and clean up abandoned mine lands (AML).