Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed news that the CDC Foundation has revised eligibility requirements for prospective Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) contact tracers, so that applicants no longer need to possess a bachelor’s degree, expanding opportunities for good-paying jobs and public health careers to more Americans.

Bennet, Gardner, Crow, Lamborn Lead Bipartisan Group of 125 Members of Congress in Calling on Administration to Ensure National Guard Receives Benefits Earned on COVID-19 Front Lines

Lawmakers Push President Trump, Defense Secretary, and FEMA Administrator to Address National Guard Health Care, GI Bill and Retirement Benefits

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D) and Doug Lamborn (R) led a bipartisan group of 125 Members of Congress in a letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts across the nation receive the federal benefits they have earned.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Strategic National Stockpile and strengthen the domestic manufacturing of supplies, like Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to ensure the United States is better prepared for future public health emergencies.

Bennet, Gardner Work to Make Colorado the Permanent Home of U.S. Space Command

Letter Comes After Peterson Air Force Base’s Selection as Provisional Headquarters of U.S. Space Command for at Least Next Six Years

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) wrote to Colorado Governor Jared Polis to update him on their work to make Colorado the permanent home of U.S. Space Command and asked for the Governor’s consideration to support military spouse licensure reciprocity, among other requests, in order to make the strongest case possible for Colorado’s selection for the permanent headquarters.

Bennet, Collins Introduce Legislation to Make Election Grants More Accessible to States

Bipartisan State Elections Preparedness Act Would Modify Requirement That States Provide a 20% Match for CARES Act Election Grants

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the bipartisan State Elections Preparedness Act, which would allow the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to waive a requirement that states provide a 20 percent match for the $400 million in election assistance grants included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if circumstances related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic prevent them from providing this match.