Bennet Applauds Additional EPA Funds for Gold King Mine Spill

Positive step on the road to full reimbursement

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing an additional $63,406 to assist La Plata County in its cleanup efforts related to the Gold King Mine spill.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Change Culture at VA, Improve Choice Program

Measure will hold bad actors at the VA accountable, prohibit bonuses for poor performers, protect whistleblowers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to introduce the Veterans First Act to begin to change the culture at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Bennet, Senate Pass $3 Million for Arkansas Valley Conduit

Funding Had Been Included in President's Budget Request at Urging of Bennet - Bennet Fought to Preserve Funding in Appropriations Bill, Vows to Continue Push as Bill Advances through Congress

The U.S. Senate today passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes $3 million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit that the President requested in his budget at the urging of Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, who fought to preserve it in the bill. Bennet worked with the Senate Appropriations Committee to include the funding to ensure work on the Conduit will continue.

Bennet Calls on Senate to Pass Social Impact Partnership Bill

Under the Pay-for-Success model, taxpayers only pay for services if providers deliver improved results

Ahead of a Senate Finance Committee hearing on evidence-based practices that can improve the social well-being for children and families across the country, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling on the U.S. Senate to approve the bipartisan Social Impact Partnership Act.

Bennet, Mayor Announce New Water Quality Testing Program at Paradise Island on the Animas River

State has Agreed to Implement New Testing Program with Funding from EPA

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Durango Mayor Christina Rinderle, La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, representatives from the San Juan Basin Health Department Mountain Studies Institute, Fort Lewis College, and other local officials to announce that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has agreed to develop a new water and sediment quality testing program near a sandbar and swim beach Durango locals know as Paradise Island.

Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

Measure Aims to Curb Recidivism, Reduce Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has cosponsored a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders, targeting violent criminals, and granting judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes. The package also seeks to curb recidivism by helping prisoners successfully re-enter society. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act was first introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).

Bennet-Backed Wind Energy Funding Passes Senate

Portion of Wind Energy Funding Headed to NREL

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined his Senate colleagues in passing the Energy and Water Appropriations bill that includes $95.4 million for wind energy research and development.