Bennet, Group of 31 Bipartisan Senators Urge FCC to Reconsider Ligado Order

Senators Join Broad Congressional Pushback against FCC Decision, Citing Concerns About Impact on GPS Usages and Satellite Communications

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of 31 senators wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concern over its recent order granting Ligado Network’s application to deploy a terrestrial, nationwide network that risks interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS) and undermining the military and private industries that rely on its signals.

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Labor Department to Expedite Unemployment Disbursements, Address System Shortfalls

While Some States are Disbursing Unemployment Benefits, Most are Several Weeks Away from Distributing Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 23 colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to speed up Unemployment Insurance (UI) disbursements and work to address system shortfalls that have contributed to delays in workers receiving benefits.

Bennet, Gardner Welcome New Treasury Guidance Clarifying Eligibility of Rural Electric Cooperatives for Paycheck Protection Program

Guidance Comes After Bennet, Gardner, Colleagues Urged Administration to Provide PPP Support for Rural Electric Cooperatives

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner welcomed new guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury clarifying that rural electric cooperatives with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 28 Democratic senators raised new concerns about the Trump Administration’s Executive Order that has pressured meat processing plants to open without verifying the necessary safety measures to protect workers and the food supply.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a group of more than 80 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) in sending a bicameral letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for a criminal civil rights investigation into the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and an independent investigation into the local authorities’ handling of the case.

Following Urging from Bennet, Democratic Senators, National Housing Assistance Website Launches to Help Renters, Homeowners amid Pandemic

New Comprehensive Housing Resource Guide, Which Bennet Called for in April, Will Help Individuals and Families Apply For Relief, Learn About New Protections to Keep Them in Their Homes

After calls from Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and his colleagues, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) partnered together to launch a new website to help renters and homeowners learn more about the resources and assistance available to them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet Presses Pence For Update on PPE, Tests to Protect JBS Workers in Greeley During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senator Pushes For More Protective Health Measures For Meat, Food Processing Plants in Colorado to Safeguard Workers, Communities, and National Food Supply

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence requesting an update regarding the need for more testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers at the JBS plant in Greeley, which has become a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hotspot.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation to enable individuals collecting enhanced federal unemployment compensation to receive maximum financial assistance when enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans.