Bennet, Colorado Delegation Urge Rapid Federal Guidance for CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Implementation

Members Seek Guidance From Treasury and Labor Departments for Enacting Unemployment Assistance Program

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation, sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia requesting urgent and comprehensive guidance for implementation of unemployment insurance programs related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined fellow Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and several of their Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Secretary Alex M. Azar II and Administrator Seema Verma encouraging both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop ways to ensure beneficiaries are able to access necessary medications at home without risking exposure to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or overburdening our healthcare workers as we continue to battle this pandemic.

Bennet, Democratic Senators Urge Trump Administration To Quickly Distribute Emergency Hospital Funding

Senators Also Encourage the Administration to Reopen the ACA Enrollment Period to Reduce the Potential Burden of Uncompensated Care on Hospitals Across the Country

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immediately provide hospitals, nursing homes, community health centers, and other essential providers financial support to address to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

In Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter, Bennet Urges Congressional Leaders to Include Dedicated Broadband Funding for Low-Income Families, Students in Future Coronavirus Relief Packages

Letter Calls for Inclusion of Critical Funding to Help Small Broadband Providers Sustain Services and Upgrades for Students and Low-Income Families

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to include dedicated funding to help small broadband providers sustain internet services and upgrades for students and low-income families in any future legislation in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, Gardner Request Relief for Farmers During COVID-19

Senators to USDA: “Americans always depend on our nation’s farmers to grow the food, fuel, and fiber that we all need, but that reliance becomes much more pronounced in times of crisis.”

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) are requesting the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take additional steps to provide relief for farmers to ensure the continuity of food supply during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

After Troubling Revelation, Bennet Calls on Zoom to Clarify its Privacy and Security Policies

Bennet’s Letter Follows Media Report That Thousands of Recorded Zoom Calls are Now Viewable Online

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet wrote to the CEO of Zoom Video Communications, Eric Yuan, asking the company to urgently clarify its privacy and security policies following a revelation in The Washington Post that thousands of video recordings of Zoom calls were viewable online, including many with sensitive financial and personal information.

Bennet, Colorado Delegation Members Push for Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

Lawmakers Urge SBA to Ensure Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics are Eligible for Assistance Under the CARES Act

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Scott Tipton (R), Ken Buck (R), and Doug Lamborn (R) are calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to interpret the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ensure that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are eligible for certain assistance, particularly the Paycheck Protection Program.