Bennet Joins Colleagues in New Push to Renew Funding for Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

Mandatory Federal Funding Expired on September 30 with No Senate Vote

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and a group of their colleagues in a new push to pass funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and other minority serving-institutions (MSIs).

Bennet, Colleagues Renew Call for HELP Committee Hearings on Hurricanes’ Impact on Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

Committee Has Yet to Hold a Single Hearing on Islands’ Recovery One Year After Hurricanes Irma, Maria

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, with seven colleagues on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), today sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to reiterate a request that the Committee hold hearings to assess the challenges faced by the health and educational systems of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.