Stalwart liberal Senator Michael Bennet has represented Colorado since being appointed to his seat in 2009.
Earlier in his career, Bennet worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to then-Denver mayor (and his now-Senate colleague) John Hickenlooper and superintendent of Denver Public Schools. He was among the names considered for US Secretary of Education in the Obama administration. During Bennet’s time in the Senate, he has focused on conserving the environment, combating gun violence, and improving education access and quality.
Bennet serves on the Committee on Finance, the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
Senator Bennet is a strong J Street ally. He has been a consistent supporter of fully funding US security aid to Israel as outlined in President Obama’s 10-year Memorandum of Understanding. Amid hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians, he signed a May 2021 letter calling for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict. He co-sponsored S. 1061, which called for the Abraham Accords to be expanded.
Bennett has publicly spoken out in favor of the President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons, and described the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the agreement as “reckless.”