Bennet, Colleagues Announce Plans for New Legislation to Create National Coronavirus Commission of Independent Experts to Determine How and When the Country Can Safely Reopen

Panel of Independent Experts in Public Health, Economics, National Security, and Transportation to Advise Policymakers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) in announcing plans to introduce new legislation that would create the America Forward Commission.

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Support for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Senators Warn Instances of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault are Likely to Increase as a Result of Stay-At-Home Orders and Request That Any Future Legislation to Address COVID-19 Provides Funding to Support Victims and Survivors

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of 41 senators in a letter to Senate leaders requesting that any future legislation to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis includes support for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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, 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, 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.