Bennet Leads Senate Democrats in Calling on CDC to Remove Unnecessary Eligibility Requirements for Contact Tracing Positions

Current Required Qualifications May Slow Contact Tracing Efforts and Exclude Americans Best-Equipped to Fight COVID-19 in Their Communities

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led a group of nine Senate Democrats in calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reconsider its decision to require applicants to the CDC Foundation’s Contact Tracer position to possess a bachelor’s degree, which excludes recent high school and associate’s degree graduates who are entering an unforgiving job market.

Bennet Releases Framework For Legislation Tying Expanded Unemployment Benefits To Public Health Emergency, Economic Conditions

Draft Proposal Anticipates Monthly Jobs Report Expected to Show Skyrocketing Unemployment in April

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.), released a draft framework for the Worker Relief and Security Act, which would tie expanded unemployment benefits to the current public health emergency and economic conditions, instead of allowing them to lapse after a fixed period of time.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Diana DeGette (D), and Jason Crow (D) sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) highlighting grave due process issues in the Aurora Immigration Courtroom and requesting immediate fixes to ensure fairness during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

Bennet, Colleagues Lead Letter Calling For Tax Credit Expansion To Help Working Families During Coronavirus Economic Downturn

Senators Call for Tax Cuts for Working Americans by Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) led a group of 39 senators in a letter to Senate leaders calling for a temporary expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the next Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) economic relief package.

Bennet, Colleagues Criticize Trump Decision to Reopen Meat Processing Facilities without Clear Safety Standards, Putting Workers, Nation’s Food Supply at Risk

President Trump Used Defense Production Act to Compel Meat Processing Facilities to Reopen Despite Lack of Protections for Workers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined several of his colleagues in urging President Donald Trump to immediately amend his Executive Order and mandate that meat processing facilities reopen only after they have met health and safety guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Colorado Democratic Delegation Members Urge Support for SNAP In COVID-19 Economic Relief Legislation

Lawmakers Call for Suspension of Agency Rulemaking That Would Limit SNAP Access or Reduce SNAP Benefits during Pandemic

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D), Joe Neguse (D), Diana DeGette (D), and Jason Crow (D) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging additional support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in future Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).