Senate Passes Energy Bill with Bennet-Backed Colorado Priorities

Includes Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF, Expedited Permit Approval for LNG Exports. Also Includes Bennet Amendment to Encourage Energy Efficient Home Improvements and Language to Protect Colorado's Public Lands

The Senate today passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes a number of Colorado priorities backed by Senator Michael Bennet.

Senate Passes Amendment to Protect Colorado Public Lands

Also Includes Bipartisan Proposal to Pay Colorado Back to Keep Rocky Mountain National Park Open during 2013 Shutdown

The Senate today adopted a package of public lands bills as an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act that the Senate is currently debating.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined 40 of his colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran to immediately pass the emergency supplemental funding request of $1.9 billion for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus outbreak.

Bennet Statement on Oral Arguments in DAPA & DACA+ Supreme Court Case

Bennet Signed Amicus Brief in Support of DAPA and DACA+

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on today's oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Texas - the legal case that currently blocks implementation of the President's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs.

Bennet Marks Equal Pay Day, Calls for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

Equal Pay Day Marks How Far Into a Year a Woman Must Work, On Average, to Earn as Much as a Man Earned the Previous Year

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today marked Equal Pay Day by calling on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the pay gap between women and men working the same jobs.