Bennet, Gardner, Neguse, Tipton, Buck, Lamborn Secure COVID-19 Support for Rural Hospitals

Delegation Members Have Repeatedly Urged That the Paycheck Protection Program Apply to Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Scott Tipton (R), and Ken Buck (R) released the following statements regarding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) clarification today that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (CHCs) will be eligible for relief provided by the Paycheck Protection Program.

Bennet, Colleagues Call on Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Protect Veterans from COVID-19

Senators: “This Administration must prioritize VA’s sacred mission to care for our nation’s veterans who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic”

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 15 of his colleagues in calling on the Trump Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to better protect veterans, health care professionals, and all Americans during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program has awarded $3.2 million for Colorado’s rural hospitals to combat the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Colorado Delegation Members Urge FCC to Grant Children’s Hospital Colorado Funding for Rapid Expansion of Telehealth

FCC Funding Would Help Limit Community Spread and Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on Patients

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Doug Lamborn (R), Scott Tipton (R), Ken Buck (R), Jason Crow (D), and Joe Neguse (D) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Wireline Competition Bureau Chief Kris Monteith requesting full consideration of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s application for the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support the telehealth efforts of health care providers amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet Applauds House Passage of Latest Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Package

Package Will Now Head to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following House passage of the latest Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package, a nearly $500 billion plan to provide additional support for small businesses, hospitals, and testing as Americans continue to weather the economic fallout of the virus.

Bennet, Collins Call on Congressional Leaders to Make CARES Act Election Assistance Grants More Accessible for States

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Urge Fix to Modify Requirement that States Provide a 20% Match for $400M of Election Grants in the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-M.E.) today wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to allow the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to waive a requirement that states provide a 20 percent match for the $400 million in election assistance grants included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if circumstances related to the pandemic prevent them from providing this match.

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

Lawmakers Demand Answers and Action from the SBA to Ensure Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics are Eligible for Assistance under CARES Act

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

Bennet, Hassan, Brown, Booker Lead Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

Letter Follows Treasury Announcement that Gave Families Less Than 48 Hours Notice to Enter Additional Information to Receive $500 COVID-19 Payment Per Child This Year

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) led a group of 40 senators in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to take action to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive their Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stimulus payment do not need to wait until next year to receive the additional $500 payment per dependent child that they were promised.