Bennet, Casey, Wyden, Kelly Seek Assurances on Federal COVID-19 Response in Nursing Homes as Omicron Spreads

Recent Reporting Suggests the Pace of Administering Booster Shots and Second Primary Vaccines In Nursing Homes May Be Putting Residents At Risk

In the face of surging Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra seeking information on the agency’s steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among nursing home residents and workers.

Bennet Joins Reed, Clark In Bicameral Letter Urging HHS to Help Protect Colorado Families This Winter During Energy Crisis

As the Cost Of Home Heating Is Estimated To Increase By 30% This Winter, Lawmakers’ Letter Requests Information Regarding Implementation and Sustainability Of LIHEAP

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), U.S. Representative Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), and a group of their colleagues in a bicameral letter urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the ongoing energy crisis and its effect on families served by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Bennet Announces That Colorado Will Receive Up to $2.4 Million to Help Implement Updated National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Will Help States Implement a Bennet-Backed Bill to Shorten National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 9-8-8

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that Colorado will receive up to $2.4 million in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services to implement 9-8-8 as the new, easy-to-remember National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

READ IT: Bennet Reiterates Urgency of Reforming Senate Rules to End Filibuster, Restore the U.S. Senate, and Protect Democracy

Bennet: “Our goal is not to secure an immediate partisan advantage. It is to make the Senate work again and refire the engine of American democracy — for our nation, and for the world.”

In an op-ed in the Colorado Sun, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet reiterated his support for reforming U.S. Senate rules to end the filibuster, restore the Senate, and protect democracy.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Help People With Disabilities Access Care in the Setting of Their Choice

Named After Colorado Activist, the Latonya Reeves Freedom Act Would Strengthen Civil Rights to Help People With Disabilities Continue Living Independently

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced the Latonya Reeves Freedom Act to strengthen the civil right for people with disabilities, who need long-term services and supports, to receive care in the setting of their choice.

Bennet, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Tax Deduction To Include Early Childhood Educators

Legislation Will Ensure Educators of Young Children Are Eligible for the $250 Deduction K-12 Teachers Currently Receive

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the U.S. Senate Education Committee, introduced the bipartisan Supporting Early-Childhood Educators’ Deductions (SEED) Act to allow early childhood educators to claim the existing above-the-line $250 tax deduction for K-12 teachers.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Welcome First Installments of Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Colorado Airports, Highways & Bridges

This Year, Airports Across Colorado Will Receive Over $86 Million While Highways & Bridge Projects Will Receive Over $716 Million

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed over $86 million in funding for Colorado airports and over $716 million for highway and bridge projects for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that President Joe Biden signed into law last month.