Michael Bennet

Michael Bennet

On the issues

• Bennet touts his membership on the so-called Gang of Eight — a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans — who put together a comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate, but never made it to the floor of the house after outcries and threats came from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus under then-Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

• Before being appointed to the Senate during a vacancy and being reelected twice, Bennet was the superintendent of Denver Public Schools in Colorado. He talks about that experience on the trail when highlighting what he sees as deficiencies and lack of a national vision on K-12 education, and argues the Democrats should focus less on free college and more on things like universal pre-K, job training and two-year degrees.  

• Bennet is against eliminating private health insurance under Medicare for All, and has proposed instead to expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act and introduce a public insurance option for all Americans.

Website: https://michaelbennet.com/

Editorial board interview with Michael Bennet

VIDEO interview

    Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet talks about the U.S. killing of Iraq military leader Qasem Soleimani; a return to durable American policies; climate change and more in this interview with The Keene Sentinel's editorial board recorded Jan. 4, 2020.


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