Bennet Unveils Bold New Proposal to Expand, Strengthen SNAP Food Assistance

Plan Would Increase Maximum SNAP Benefit by 15% Now and Automatically During Future Economic Downturns

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced a bold new plan to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to strengthen the social safety net and provide stimulus during a recession.

Bennet, 143 Colleagues Urge FCC to Coordinate Across Government to Inform Low-Income Families About Discounted Broadband Services

Americans Now Eligible for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid Are Also Eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline Program to Help Low-Income Families Obtain Broadband and Telephone Service

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 143 colleagues in both the House and the Senate in urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to work directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to inform the millions of Americans newly eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid due to job loss or reduction in income that they are also eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline program.

Bennet, Senate Democrats Urge Administration to Remove Needless Restrictions as Trump Seeks to Limit Governors’ Ability to Spend COVID-19 Relief Funds

Trump Administration Tries to Interpret Law in a Way That Would Impose Overly Restrictive Limits on States That Could Trigger a Vicious Cycle: Forcing Cuts to Public Services and Leading to Layoffs of Public Employees on Front Lines of COVID-19 Response

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a group of 46 Senate Democrats in responding to the Trump Administration’s restrictions on how governors can distribute Coronavirus Relief Funds to their states.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a group of 26 colleagues calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students to access emergency financial aid grant funding secured in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Bennet Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Call for Establishing 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Senators: “The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act is not just smart policy that will save lives, but it is also a statement that our government recognizes our country’s mental health crisis and is working across party lines to address it.”

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress to include S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, in the next Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package.
Denver — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 2020 Broadband Deployment Report: “The conclusions of the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Report defy the evidence all around us that we’ve made far too little ...

Bennet, Colleagues Push for New Employment Program to Help Workers, Businesses Recover from COVID-19 Crisis

Senators Call for National Subsidized Employment Program to Provide Unemployed and Underemployed Workers Wage-Paying Jobs When it is Safe to Go Back to Work

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a group of his colleagues in calling for a new federal employment program that will help workers and businesses recover from the economic devastation caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.