Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 39 colleagues in introducing a resolution that encourages U.S. engagement with the international community on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, given the Trump Administration’s failure to participate in global summits on vaccines and therapeutics. The resolution focuses on the indisputable facts that only with concerted global collaboration and coordination can the COVID-19 pandemic be addressed, and so far, the U.S. has failed to participate in a number of key global collaborative efforts on this issue.
“The United States cannot cut ourselves off from the rest of the world in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Bennet. “As the world works to develop a vaccine, we need to make sure our experts are collaborating with those from across the globe to combat this crisis. This resolution is an important step in calling on the United States to reassert a leadership role in these international efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Joining Bennet in introducing the resolution are U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ed Markey (D-N.J.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.).
The text of the resolution is available HERE.