Bennet Praises Senate Passage of Bipartisan Coronavirus Aid and Economic Relief Package

Package Includes Bennet-Led Colorado Priorities, Boosts Health Care Response, and Provides Urgent Support to Workers, Families, and Businesses

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following Senate passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion plan to fight the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and help Americans weather the economic fallout of the crisis.

Bennet, Schumer, Klobuchar, Hassan Lead Senate Democrats In Letter to President Trump Demanding Answers About Testing and Equipment Shortages

Senators Call on President to Outline Defense Production Act Plan to Mobilize Private Industry and Meet National Supply and Equipment Shortages

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) led every member of the Senate Democratic Caucus in a letter to President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence demanding answers about supplies and equipment in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) critical to addressing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), led a bipartisan group of 26 senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase subsidies to health care providers through the Rural Health Care Program. The addition...
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and a group of their Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to prohibit employers from firing, punishing, or otherwise discriminating against a worker who is quarantined or isolated—or who is caring for a family member in quarantine or isolation—amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet Urges Administration to Provide Clear Guidance for Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

CMS Has Yet to Issue Necessary Guidance to Enable Seniors to Use Telehealth Services Expanded in Coronavirus Funding Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately issue guidance necessary for Colorado to take advantage of the expanded Medicare telehealth services that were secured in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law earlier this month.

Bennet Statement on House Passage of Coronavirus Relief Package

Bennet Calls on Senate to Move Swiftly and Pass Legislation

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, legislation that will provide free testing, paid sick, family, and medical leave for workers, stronger unemployment benefits, food assistance for vulnerable children and families, and enhanced Medicaid funding to help state and local governments combat the crisis.

Bennet Urges Land Management Agencies to Assist Rural Communities in Coronavirus Response

Rural Counties, Municipalities Face Unique Challenges that USDA, DOI are Well Suited to Respond To

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to take immediate action to ensure USDA and DOI staff and resources are available to assist with emergency response efforts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado and across the country.