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.

Bennet Urges Senate Leaders to Ensure All Students Can Continue Education Remotely During Coronavirus Crisis

The Current Public Health Emergency is Likely to Exacerbate a Longstanding “Homework Gap” Without Immediate Action by Congress

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), led 17 of their colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) urging them to support robust funding for all K-12 students to have adequate home internet connectivity if their schools close due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the next version of the coronavirus relief package.

Bennet, Democrats Urge DeVos to Issue Clear Guidance for Schools and Families as Schools Cancel In-Person Classes

Senators Push for DeVos to Address School Lunches, Online Learning, and Federal Financial Aid and Student Loans

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 32 of his Democratic colleagues urged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to provide clarity and guidance for school districts and institutions of higher education, as well as families and students, following decisions by schools in Colorado – including CU Boulder and Colorado College – and across the country to cancel in-person classes due to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Bennet Honors Life and Legacy of Denver’s Marie Greenwood with Congressional Tribute

During Black History Month, Bennet Submits Statement into Congressional Record in Memory of Denver’s First Tenured Black Teacher

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet commemorated Black History Month by honoring the life and legacy of Marie Greenwood, Denver’s first tenured black teacher and an inspiring education advocate, with a formal statement for the Congressional Record. Greenwood passed away in late 2019.

Bennet, Gardner Call on Federal Government to Expand Analysis of K-12 Education Spending in New Study

Letter Asks Department Of Education to Include Programs That Benefit Low-Income and Underrepresented Students in Upcoming Study

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) called on the U.S. Department of Education to expand its planned analysis of federal K-12 education spending – the first study of its kind in over a decade – to include dual and concurrent enrollment programs and early college high schools.