ICYMI: Bennet Discusses Historic Build Back Better Act on NPR’s Morning Edition

Legislation Includes Several Bennet-Championed Priorities, Including an Extension of the Expanded Child Tax Credit and a Historic Investment to Protect Our Forests and Fight Climate Change

Last week, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep to discuss his town hall and how the Build Back Better Act will make historic investments in American families, rural communities, National Forests, and clean energy innovation.

After Calls from Senator Bennet, USDA Raises Standards for High-Speed Broadband

Senator Bennet Has Urged the Biden Administration to Increase Federal Broadband Speeds for Grant Programs to Reflect Modern Uses

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement welcoming an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that its ReConnect Broadband program will now require all participants to provide high-speed connections with at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) for both download and upload.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Angus King (I-Maine) urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in a bipartisan letter, to follow the intent of Congress for provisions in the American Rescue Plan to support health providers, specifically $8.5 billion in funding for rural healthcare providers.

Bennet Announces $6 Million ReConnect Grant to Expand Broadband in Northwest Colorado

Funding from USDA Will Connect Rural Communities to High-Speed Broadband

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) to expand broadband service in Northwest Colorado.

Bennet Introduces Legislation to Extend Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program

Bill Would Provide Greater Certainty for Small, Rural Hospitals

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to extend the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program for an additional five years, ensuring these essential hospitals do not face further budget instability during such challenging times.