Bennet, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders To Expand Health Care Coverage In Any Future Coronavirus Legislation

Letter Comes as More Americans Continue to Lose Their Jobs and Their Employer-Based Health Care Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 37 of his Senate colleagues in pressing congressional leaders to make sure that any future Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief legislation includes strong measures to secure health care coverage for Americans in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) along with Colorado Governor Jared Polis are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to make critical improvements to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to better support Coloradans during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, focusing on the areas of the legislation under negotiation in Washington.

Bennet, Finance Committee Democrats Call for Equitable and Transparent Distribution of Remaining Health Care Provider Funds from CARES Act

In New Letter, Senators Outline Priorities for $70 Billion in the CARES Act Health Care Provider Fund

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with his Democratic colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee called on the Trump Administration to distribute the remaining funding designated for health care providers in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in an equitable and transparent way.

Following Push From Bennet, Brown, Hassan, Booker, IRS Heeds Call To Ensure SSI Beneficiaries Receive Stimulus Checks Automatically

Senators Recently Urged Administration to Make it Easier for Social Security Beneficiaries, SSI Recipients to Get Stimulus Checks

Following calls from Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it would issue stimulus checks automatically to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program beneficiaries.

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.