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Michael Bennet: Reform the filibuster to revive the Senate and democracy

Confined to bed and forced to watch television coverage of the Senate for a week, an American citizen wouldn’t see anything resembling the old School House Rock cartoon about “How a Bill Becomes a Law.” Committees don’t draft careful legislation after weeks of deliberation. Senators don’t debate the pros and cons of that legislation on […]

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Michael Bennet: It’s more important than ever to encourage students to vote

As a U.S. senator and a university president from Colorado, we’re proud of our fellow Coloradans for having the second-highest voter turnout in the country in the 2018 midterm election and hope to carry forward that momentum in 2020. One group of voters who can help Colorado achieve the highest voting rate this year is […]

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Michael Bennet: We will never heal until we dismantle our systemic racism

It’s been one week since the world watched Minneapolis police kill George Floyd. You cannot watch the video without feeling sick, without remembering Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile and the countless other Americans who have lost their lives in this country because they were black. When I worked for the […]

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Michael Bennet: Colorado is the obvious choice for the new U.S. Space Command’s home

This week, the Department of Defense will stand up the temporary headquarters for the new U.S. Space Command here in Colorado. As the department assesses options for a permanent location, it should look no further: the Centennial State is the obvious choice. Colorado is best positioned to ensure the United States maintains superiority in space. […]