Today, the U.S. Senate passed a provision written by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to strengthen federal cybersecurity by implementing a consistent framework for identifying cyber-related positions and recruiting qualified personnel across the federal government. The measure was included as part of the bipartisan Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which allows public and private sector entities to share cyber threat data through a centralized Department of Homeland Security (DHS) portal.
Following today's vote in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling on the Senate to quickly take up and pass the bill. The Ex-Im Bank is an economic engine that has helped Colorado companies finance the export of domestically-made products to overseas markets for more than 80 years.

Bennet, Gardner Introduce Bipartisan Public Lands Bill

Legislation Would Reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner today joined Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to introduce a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Before it expired in 2011, FLTFA allowed the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service in the western United States to use the proceeds from sales of certain federally designated areas to protect lands of exceptional conservation value.

Bennet, Portman Add Provision to CISA to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity

Bill Ensures Federal Agencies Have Skilled, Trained Workforce to Combat Cyber Threats

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have included a bipartisan provision to strengthen federal cybersecurity in the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The Bennet-Portman measure will implement a consistent framework for identifying cyber-related positions and recruiting qualified personnel across the federal government.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to express profound concern in a letter to Secretary Kerry about the October 11th Iranian ballistic missile test.

Bennet, Gardner, Tipton Welcome Agreement between Grand Junction Airport, TSA on Security Plan

Amended Security Plan will Restore Access to Nearby Businesses, Attractions

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton today welcomed an agreement between the Grand Junction Regional Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on an amended security plan for the airport. Following five years of discussions, the amended plan will restore access to nearby businesses and attractions while meeting TSA's security requirements.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Senate's vote to block consideration of a bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from receiving certain federal public safety funding if they limit cooperation with immigration enforcement authorities. Passage of the bill would place Colorado among the top states at risk of losing access to public safety and community development funding.