Bennet, 140 Democratic Lawmakers Urge Senate and House Leadership to Take Bold, Comprehensive Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Lawmakers: "Even as Congress works to put an end to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it must also take steps, now, to prevent future pandemics from occurring.”

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 140 Senate and House lawmakers in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urging them to prioritize the development of comprehensive policy plans to prevent and mitigate the impact of future pandemics.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D), U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D), and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R) sent a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to request that they work with the State of Colorado and local governments to address the threat posed by multiple fires to the region’s watersheds and water supply.

Bennet, Colleagues Ask National Guard for Wildfire Readiness Assessment

Senators Praise Guard Response to 2020 Wildfires, Say Assessment Will Help Ensure Guard Has the Firefighting Resources it Needs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his colleagues in asking the National Guard for a report on its readiness to help states prepare, fight, and recover from wildfires.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Suicide and Crisis Outreach Prevention Enhancement Act, which would increase funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) program from $7.2 million to $20 million per year, provide greater flexibility for participants to raise awareness of the services they offer, and collect vital statistics to help understand and reduce disparities.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 20 Senate colleagues joined a bipartisan letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent and address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).