In First Bipartisan Statement, Senators Urge President to Keep Families Together

Letter Also Calls for Administration to Work with Faith Community on Reunification

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Susan Collins (R-ME) today sent a letter to President Trump, signed by a bipartisan group of more than two dozen senators, stating that the default position of the United States should be to keep families together.
On the heels of President Trump’s executive order, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet tonight sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Department Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to inquire what actions their agencies will take to undo the damage caused by President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy and how the administration plans to reunite the thousands of children it has separated from their parents.

Bennet, 39 Senators to Trump: Uphold Our American and Humanitarian Values and End Your Cruel Policy of Separating Children from Parents at the Border

Senators stress the short- and long-term damage of Trump’s policy of traumatizing children seeking asylum

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined 39 of his Democratic Senate colleagues in demanding the Trump administration stop further traumatizing children and end its inhumane policy of separating innocent boys and girls from families who cross the Southwest border seeking asylum in the United States.

Bennet, Democratic Colleagues Press Trump Administration to Explain How Late Addition of Census Citizenship Question Will Comply with Federal Law

Lawmakers demand answers from Administrator Rao, Secretary Ross following rushed decision to add untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with more than 30 House and Senate Democrats, this week called on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Neomi Rao and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to explain how the Trump administration plans to comply with federal law following its hasty decision to include a question on citizenship to the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census.