Friday, July 30, 2010

Congresswoman Diana DeGette endorses Michael Bennet

Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1) offered the following statement endorsing Michael Bennet for United States Senator from Colorado:

"I am proud to offer my support today to Michael Bennet to continue his service to Colorado as our United States Senator.

"Since he has been in the U.S. Senate, Michael Bennet has taken an important role in some of the biggest legislative issues of the day. Senator Bennet offered provisions to the recently passed Wall Street reform bill that strengthen consumer protections, with mandatory disclosures and greater oversight to prevent the kind of economic meltdown we're currently facing. Last week, he proudly stood up against the ongoing obstruction of his Republican Senate colleagues to vote to extend unemployment benefits, finally bringing relief for Colorado families still struggling in these tough fiscal times.

"Senator Bennet and I share a commitment to the natural resources of our great state, and he has voted to protect wilderness and secure our water supply. He has worked to protect jobs and create opportunities for Colorado families, and he fights every day to secure our nation's fiscal future. Senator Bennet was also a champion for Colorado as we all worked to provide Americans with access to affordable health insurance coverage."