Bennet Praises Service of Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Florent A. Groberg

Fort Carson Soldier to be Honored for Protecting American, Afghan Leaders from Suicide Bomber

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today praised the bravery and service of U.S. Army Captain Florent A. Groberg who is being awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today. Capt. Groberg was a Fort Carson soldier, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division as a platoon leader.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to update and modernize the child tax credit for hardworking middle-class and low-income families. The Child Tax Credit Improvement Act would index the credit to inflation, increase the value of the credit for families with young children, and allow families to receive a larger refund from the credit on their tax returns.
The U.S. Senate today passed Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's amendment to conduct a study of the effects of combat service on suicide rates and other mental health issues among members of the Armed Forces and veterans. The amendment requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with the Department of Defense to commission a study with an independent third party. It passed as part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) are leading a group of 16 senators in urging President Obama to prioritize a new, strengthened Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on security assistance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to Washington this week. A new MOU would help ensure Israel has the tools and resources necessary to prepare for, respond to, and defend against threats in the Middle East.

Bennet: Naming Process Begins for New VA Cemetery in Southern Colorado

The cemetery is the product of years of bipartisan work with local veterans

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging Colorado veterans to submit suggested names to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as they have announced the formal naming process has begun for the new VA national cemetery in southern Colorado. Bennet has worked for 6 years to establish the 374-acre cemetery which will serve roughly 95,000 veterans. Currently, the nearest cemetery for veterans and their families is more than 70 miles away.