Bennet, Colleagues Urge FCC to Use its Emergency Authority to Connect Students to Online Learning

An Estimated 12 Million Students Still Lack Internet Access at Home During Pandemic

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) led 31 of their colleagues in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency’s new leadership to utilize the E-Rate program to help close the “homework gap” during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet Convenes Educators and Experts to Tackle School-to-Prison Pipeline

Drawing on Community Discussions, Bennet Announces He’ll Take Action Next Year to Keep More Young People in School and Out of the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet held the last of five discussions with educators, students, nonprofit and community leaders, and elected officials to explore ways to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Colorado and across the country and advance equity in education.
Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) urged the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees to include their amendment to direct the Comptroller General to conduct a study on the school-to-prison pipeline in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Support Grows for Bennet’s National Emergency Student Vote Act

As Pandemic Pushes More Colleges to Remote Learning, Bennet Proposal to Help Students Vote During Pandemic Reaches 18 Senate Cosponsors

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) continue to build support for their National Emergency Student Vote Act, legislation to help college students exercise their right to vote in the 2020 elections even as millions are displaced from campus due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, Bicameral Democratic Lawmakers Urge ICE, DHS to Immediately Withdraw New Guidance that Threatens International Students with Deportation

Lawmakers: "ICE's new policy is irrational and xenophobic, and risks the health of students, faculty, and staff."

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 97 members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agencies to withdraw new guidance from ICE that threatens international students with deportation if they do not take in-person classes this coming academic year.

Bennet, Markey, Schumer, Cantwell, Van Hollen, Schatz, Hassan Lead Colleagues on Legislation to Ensure All Students Have Internet Access During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Public Health Emergency is Exacerbating a Longstanding “Homework Gap” and Requires Immediate Action by Congress

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) led 39 of their Democratic Senate colleagues in introducing the Emergency Educational Connections Act, legislation aimed at ensuring all K-12 students have adequate devices and home internet connectivity during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, Colorado Delegation Members Call for Additional Financial Support for Higher Education Institutions and Students

Colorado’s Institutions of Higher Learning are Facing a Financial Shortfall of $274 Million Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Diana DeGette (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), and Jason Crow (D) joined a bipartisan bicameral letter to House and Senate leadership. The letter requests $47 billion in additional funding for institutions of higher learning and students to address financial shortcomings related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, as well as $26 billion for research.