Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and a group of their Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to prohibit employers from firing, punishing, or otherwise discriminating against a worker who is quarantined or isolated—or who is caring for a family member in quarantine or isolation—amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, Markey, Schatz, Colleagues Push to Ensure All Students Can Remotely Continue Education During Coronavirus Emergency

Current Pandemic Likely to Exacerbate a Longstanding “Homework Gap” Without Immediate Action

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) led thirteen of their colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to temporarily allow schools to utilize E-Rate program funding to provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home.

Bennet Urges Administration to Provide Clear Guidance for Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

CMS Has Yet to Issue Necessary Guidance to Enable Seniors to Use Telehealth Services Expanded in Coronavirus Funding Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately issue guidance necessary for Colorado to take advantage of the expanded Medicare telehealth services that were secured in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law earlier this month.

Bennet Statement on House Passage of Coronavirus Relief Package

Bennet Calls on Senate to Move Swiftly and Pass Legislation

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, legislation that will provide free testing, paid sick, family, and medical leave for workers, stronger unemployment benefits, food assistance for vulnerable children and families, and enhanced Medicaid funding to help state and local governments combat the crisis.

Bennet Urges Land Management Agencies to Assist Rural Communities in Coronavirus Response

Rural Counties, Municipalities Face Unique Challenges that USDA, DOI are Well Suited to Respond To

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to take immediate action to ensure USDA and DOI staff and resources are available to assist with emergency response efforts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado and across the country.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following an announcement from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that a Colorado woman in El Paso County has died from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).