Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in California v. Texas, the Republican-backed attempt to strike down the landmark health care law that protects over two million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions.
Public Lands Legislation Will Receive Hearing in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Nov 10, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining will hold a hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, Bennet’s bill to protect over 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado and boost the state’s outdoor economy.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Jason Crow (D), and Diana DeGette (D) wrote a letter to Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting several reforms to improve pay, job stability, and benefits for federal wildfire personnel.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing significant concern with the immediate and secondary effects of implementing a White House Executive Order and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo prohibiting federal departments and agencies from using federal funds to administer training sessions that incorporate teachings about critical race theory and white privilege.
Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) urged the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees to include their amendment to direct the Comptroller General to conduct a study on the school-to-prison pipeline in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Funding from USDA Will Connect Rural Communities to High-Speed Broadband
Oct 29, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) to expand broadband service in Northwest Colorado.
Earlier This Month, Bennet Urged the Administration to Preserve Rural Health Care Providers’ Access to Pandemic Relief Funding
Oct 28, 2020
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that following a letter he and his colleagues sent earlier this month to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Trump Administration has expanded relief eligibility for rural health care providers and updated requirements to preserve providers’ access to funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) created as a response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Senators Raise Alarm Over Administration’s Inability to Fully Implement Provisions under President Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Critical Mental Health Resources to Nation’s Heroes
Oct 27, 2020
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and 29 Senate colleagues in a push for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to increase veterans’ access to mental health care.