Bennet Joins Colleagues in Urging Department of Agriculture to Minimize Food Deserts, Support Programs to Help Americans Access Healthy, Affordable Food

A Lack of Access to Healthy, Affordable Food is Disproportionately Affecting Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a group of his Democratic colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about how a lack of access to healthy, affordable food is hurting low-income communities and communities of color during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, Colleagues Raise Questions about Trump Administration’s Food Box Program

Ten Senators Ask USDA for More Transparency to Ensure Program is Working to Help Both Farmers and Families in Need

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, his Democratic Committee colleagues, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) requested information about the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect America’s Food Supply

Food Supply Protection Act Will Strengthen the Food Supply Chain, Protect Workers, Reduce Food Waste, and Support Both Farmers and Families in Need

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and his Democratic colleagues on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry introduced legislation to help protect the food supply after the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has put an unprecedented strain on farmers, workers, food banks, and families.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 28 Democratic senators raised new concerns about the Trump Administration’s Executive Order that has pressured meat processing plants to open without verifying the necessary safety measures to protect workers and the food supply.

Bennet Presses Pence For Update on PPE, Tests to Protect JBS Workers in Greeley During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senator Pushes For More Protective Health Measures For Meat, Food Processing Plants in Colorado to Safeguard Workers, Communities, and National Food Supply

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence requesting an update regarding the need for more testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers at the JBS plant in Greeley, which has become a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hotspot.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately work to ensure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants can receive home food delivery and curbside pickup during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, Colleagues Criticize Trump Decision to Reopen Meat Processing Facilities without Clear Safety Standards, Putting Workers, Nation’s Food Supply at Risk

President Trump Used Defense Production Act to Compel Meat Processing Facilities to Reopen Despite Lack of Protections for Workers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined several of his colleagues in urging President Donald Trump to immediately amend his Executive Order and mandate that meat processing facilities reopen only after they have met health and safety guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).