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.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Joe Neguse (D), and Jason Crow (D) called on Senate and House Leadership to support the nation’s outdoor economy in future economic relief legislation.

Bennet, Gardner, Neguse, Tipton, Buck, Lamborn Secure COVID-19 Support for Rural Hospitals

Delegation Members Have Repeatedly Urged That the Paycheck Protection Program Apply to Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Scott Tipton (R), and Ken Buck (R) released the following statements regarding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) clarification today that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (CHCs) will be eligible for relief provided by the Paycheck Protection Program.

Bennet, Colorado Delegation Members Renew Push for Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

Lawmakers Demand Answers and Action from the SBA to Ensure Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics are Eligible for Assistance under CARES Act

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Scott Tipton (R), Ken Buck (R), and Doug Lamborn (R) are renewing their call for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide regulatory certainty and ensure that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are eligible for certain Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act assistance, particularly through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Bennet, Hassan, Brown, Booker Lead Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

Letter Follows Treasury Announcement that Gave Families Less Than 48 Hours Notice to Enter Additional Information to Receive $500 COVID-19 Payment Per Child This Year

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) led a group of 40 senators in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to take action to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive their Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stimulus payment do not need to wait until next year to receive the additional $500 payment per dependent child that they were promised.

Bennet, Collins Call on Congressional Leaders to Make CARES Act Election Assistance Grants More Accessible for States

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Urge Fix to Modify Requirement that States Provide a 20% Match for $400M of Election Grants in the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-M.E.) today wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to allow the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to waive a requirement that states provide a 20 percent match for the $400 million in election assistance grants included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if circumstances related to the pandemic prevent them from providing this match.

Bennet Applauds House Passage of Latest Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Package

Package Will Now Head to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following House passage of the latest Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package, a nearly $500 billion plan to provide additional support for small businesses, hospitals, and testing as Americans continue to weather the economic fallout of the virus.