Bennet, Colleagues Urge VA to Prioritize Veterans’ Mental Health Care Amid Pandemic

Senators: “The COVID-19 impact on mental health will be long-term, and immediate action as well as a long-term response plan are necessary to combat the mental health implications of this crisis.”

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a group of his colleagues sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urging the agency to develop and implement comprehensive mental health care plans to ensure veterans’ well-being during and after the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet Introduces Legislation to Extend Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program

Bill Would Provide Greater Certainty for Small, Rural Hospitals

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to extend the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program for an additional five years, ensuring these essential hospitals do not face further budget instability during such challenging times.

Bennet Announces Legislation To Deliver Federal Relief Funding To Aid Local Governments During Coronavirus Pandemic

Funding for Local Communities Would Provide Necessary Relief for Lost Revenues, Increased Costs While Avoiding Local Tax & Fee Increases

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) announced a plan to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response efforts.

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.

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.
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.