Bennet Statement on Bipartisan Package for COVID-19 Relief, Government Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. –– Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following the announcement of a bipartisan agreement for a new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief and government funding package:

 “This bipartisan agreement will provide much-needed relief in the country’s moment of crisis. Although it does not go as far as I would have liked, it will help create a bridge for our frontline health care workers, small businesses, and the unemployed until more Americans can access the vaccine. It should not have taken Washington this long to reach this agreement, and we should pass it without further delay. At the same time, we should come back in the new year prepared to work immediately on additional relief to ensure people have enough support until the pandemic and economic crisis are fully behind us. We owe that to all Americans who are enduring severe hardship in this difficult time.”