Bennet Welcomes Extension of PPP Funding to CDFIs

Senator Continues to Urge More Support for Hardest-Hit and Underserved Businesses Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Small Business Administration announced they will set aside $10 billion for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed news that the CDC Foundation has revised eligibility requirements for prospective Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) contact tracers, so that applicants no longer need to possess a bachelor’s degree, expanding opportunities for good-paying jobs and public health careers to more Americans.

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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Strategic National Stockpile and strengthen the domestic manufacturing of supplies, like Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to ensure the United States is better prepared for future public health emergencies.

Bennet, Gardner, Crow, Lamborn Lead Bipartisan Group of 125 Members of Congress in Calling on Administration to Ensure National Guard Receives Benefits Earned on COVID-19 Front Lines

Lawmakers Push President Trump, Defense Secretary, and FEMA Administrator to Address National Guard Health Care, GI Bill and Retirement Benefits

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D) and Doug Lamborn (R) led a bipartisan group of 125 Members of Congress in a letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts across the nation receive the federal benefits they have earned.