In Speech, Bennet Calls for Overcoming Powerful Interests that Cleared the Path for Judge Barrett’s Confirmation

Senator Decries Destruction of the Senate and Damage to the Supreme Court, Calls for Action to Reclaim a Government That Actually Serves the American People

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet spoke on the Senate floor decrying the broken process to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court, tying her imminent confirmation to a longer effort in U.S. history to protect the interests of the powerful over those of the people, and calling for action to reclaim the American people’s exercise in self-government.

Bennet, 140 Democratic Lawmakers Urge Senate and House Leadership to Take Bold, Comprehensive Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Lawmakers: "Even as Congress works to put an end to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it must also take steps, now, to prevent future pandemics from occurring.”

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 140 Senate and House lawmakers in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urging them to prioritize the development of comprehensive policy plans to prevent and mitigate the impact of future pandemics.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Suicide and Crisis Outreach Prevention Enhancement Act, which would increase funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) program from $7.2 million to $20 million per year, provide greater flexibility for participants to raise awareness of the services they offer, and collect vital statistics to help understand and reduce disparities.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 20 Senate colleagues joined a bipartisan letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent and address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).