Bennet, Collins Introduce Legislation to Significantly Expand Opioid and Substance Use Training Nationwide for Providers

Bipartisan Bill Would Standardize Opioid Addiction Treatment and Training for Health Care Providers

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, common-sense legislation that would require physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers to complete an opioid and substance use training to ensure that prescribers of controlled medication, like opioids, have foundational knowledge of addiction prevention, treatment, and management.

Bennet Celebrates Launch of Colorado’s First COVID-19 Testing Site for Early Childhood at Clayton Early Learning, Applauds Colorado Education Community’s Partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado

Senator Discusses His Health Force Proposal to Train and Deploy Hundreds of Thousands of Americans to Support a National Strategy for Testing and Contact Tracing

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet visited Clayton Early Learning to celebrate the launch of Colorado’s first early childhood Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing site and applauded the state’s education community – from early childhood education through higher education – for partnering with Gary Community Investments’ COVIDCheck Colorado testing program.

Bennet Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling on CDC, HHS to Improve COVID-19 Data Collection and Management

Senators Urge Health Agencies to Utilize More Technologically Advanced Systems to Increase Accuracy and Efficiency in Tracking Coronavirus Infections and Potential Infectious Disease Outbreaks to Better Protect Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve, automate, and modernize Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) data collection and management as communities across the country grapple with how to reopen as safely as possible.

Bennet, Gardner Make Bipartisan Push to Support Physician Training Programs in Rural Communities

Senators: “Rural hospitals have been significantly impacted by revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and without federal action, we are concerned that some may be forced to discontinue their physician training programs to remain open.”

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) are making a bipartisan push, along with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Michael Rounds (R-S.D.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), to support physician training programs in rural communities to strengthen and maintain a physician workforce for the future, especially in rural areas.