Bennet, Colleagues Call for Increased Lifeline Funding to Keep Americans Connected During Pandemic

Senators: “As our financial, educational, social, civic, and healthcare needs become more dependent on the internet during this crisis, Congress must commit to ensuring that no one loses connectivity.”

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 26 senators in calling on Congressional leadership to commit at least $1 billion in funding for the Lifeline program in future Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief in order to meet the connectivity needs of Americans.

Bennet Denounces Firing of Lead Oversight Official for $2.2 Trillion CARES Act, Calls for Stronger Accountability and Transparency

Senator Urges President Trump to Reinstate Glenn Fine, Recently Fired Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, and to Subject CARES Act Funding to the Highest Degree of Oversight

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet wrote to President Donald Trump to condemn his firing of Glenn Fine, the Department of Defense’s Acting Inspector General, effectively blocking his service as incoming chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC).

Bennet, Democratic Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Ensure Workers Receive Unemployment Benefits

Senators Request Labor Department Clarify Guidance to Ensure Workers Who Congress Intended to Cover Receive Their Benefits

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 33 of his Democratic colleagues pressed the Department of Labor to ensure workers who Congress intended to be covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program will receive the benefits they deserve during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

Bennet, Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Indefinitely Extend Public Comment Periods and Pause Unrelated Federal Rulemakings During COVID-19 Pandemic

Trump Administration is Continuing Controversial Rulemakings That Affect Public Health and Safety While the COVID-19 Pandemic Prevents Americans from Weighing in on National Policymaking Process and Necessary Tribal Consultation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 21 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought, calling on the executive branch to protect Americans’ right to participate in the democratic policy-making process.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D), Joe Neguse (D), Jason Crow (D), and Ed Perlmutter (D), demanded Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma provide an explanation for HHS’s decision to allocate the first $30 billion of funding relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in a manner that excludes many rural hospitals and other providers on the brink of financial ruin.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf expressing his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s decision to suspend refugee resettlement programs and deny asylum seekers entry to the United States during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet Presses for Colorado Priorities Ahead of Next Phase of Coronavirus Relief Legislation

In New Letter, Bennet Outlines Bold Proposals to Help Health Care Providers, Small Businesses, Local Governments, Families, and Individuals During the Crisis

This week, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging them to include key Colorado priorities in any future legislative package Congress considers in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.