Bennet, Colleagues Urge Defense, State Departments to Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas

Senators call for increased collaboration to protect troops, foreign and civil service officers - Newly-released Pentagon report found that 11 servicemembers, 4 dependents, and 2 retirees have been infected with Zika since January

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 20 other Senators in sending a letter to the Department of State and Department of Defense encouraging the agencies to collaborate on policies that prioritize the health and welfare of servicemembers, civil servants, and their families serving the United States and living abroad in Zika-affected countries.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on reports that the Senate Appropriations Committee will include a measure to restore year-round eligibility for Pell Grant recipients in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 that directs the President to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a Combatant Command. U.S. Cyber Command it is currently a subordinate unit to U.S. Strategic Command.

Following Discovery of New Superbug in U.S., Bennet, Hatch to Introduce Amendment Supporting Development of New Antibiotics

Encourages Innovation in Antibiotic Research & Development to Combat Superbug Threat to Soldiers, Public Health

Following the discovery of a bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) will introduce their bipartisan PATH Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced an amendment this week to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that would allow development of retail and housing properties in Commerce City near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The amendment removes deed restrictions on land that Commerce City purchased in the early 2000s. Senator Cory Gardner also sponsored the amendment.