Bennet, Colleagues Urge Defense, State Departments to Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas

Senators call for increased collaboration to protect troops, foreign and civil service officers - Newly-released Pentagon report found that 11 servicemembers, 4 dependents, and 2 retirees have been infected with Zika since January

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 20 other Senators in sending a letter to the Department of State and Department of Defense encouraging the agencies to collaborate on policies that prioritize the health and welfare of servicemembers, civil servants, and their families serving the United States and living abroad in Zika-affected countries.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 that directs the President to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a Combatant Command. U.S. Cyber Command it is currently a subordinate unit to U.S. Strategic Command.

Following Discovery of New Superbug in U.S., Bennet, Hatch to Introduce Amendment Supporting Development of New Antibiotics

Encourages Innovation in Antibiotic Research & Development to Combat Superbug Threat to Soldiers, Public Health

Following the discovery of a bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) will introduce their bipartisan PATH Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.

Treasury Department Identifies Potential Currency Manipulators through Bennet Provision in Customs Law

Bipartisan Bennet Amendment Established Steps to Combat Currency Manipulation

The U.S. Treasury Department has identified countries that it will closely monitor for potential unfair currency manipulation using new criteria for analyzing foreign currencies established by a provision authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to begin the process of fighting manipulation.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined 40 of his colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran to immediately pass the emergency supplemental funding request of $1.9 billion for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus outbreak.