Bennet, Colleagues Urge Labor Department to Expedite Unemployment Disbursements, Address System Shortfalls

While Some States are Disbursing Unemployment Benefits, Most are Several Weeks Away from Distributing Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 23 colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to speed up Unemployment Insurance (UI) disbursements and work to address system shortfalls that have contributed to delays in workers receiving benefits.
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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a group of more than 80 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) in sending a bicameral letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for a criminal civil rights investigation into the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and an independent investigation into the local authorities’ handling of the case.

Following Urging from Bennet, Democratic Senators, National Housing Assistance Website Launches to Help Renters, Homeowners amid Pandemic

New Comprehensive Housing Resource Guide, Which Bennet Called for in April, Will Help Individuals and Families Apply For Relief, Learn About New Protections to Keep Them in Their Homes

After calls from Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and his colleagues, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) partnered together to launch a new website to help renters and homeowners learn more about the resources and assistance available to them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation to enable individuals collecting enhanced federal unemployment compensation to receive maximum financial assistance when enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans.

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.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced legislation to reduce interest rates and modify repayment obligations for health care providers who have sought financial assistance through Medicare’s Accelerated and Advance Payments Program amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.