Bennet, Hickenlooper Join 38 Senate Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Limit Junk Health Plans That Undermine Standards of Affordable Care Act

Junk Plans Can Deny Coverage to People With Pre-Existing Conditions & Are Not Required To Cover Essential Services Like Maternity Care, Prescription Drugs, Substance Use Disorders & Emergency Room Care

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and 37 Senate colleagues in urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and the Biden Administration to limit the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans, also known as “junk plans,” because of their failure to provide adequate, comprehensive health insurance coverage.

ICYMI: On the Senate Floor, Bennet Passes His Bill to Add the Amache Internment Site for Japanese Americans to the National Park System

After Debate, Bennet and Lee Reached An Agreement On The Floor, Leading to Senate Passage of Bennet’s Bill

Ahead of the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which began the forced internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet passed his bill to add the Amache internment site for Japanese-Americans to the National Park System (NPS).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D), along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D) and Ken Buck (R), celebrated Senate passage of legislation to establish the Amache National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration facility outside of Granada, Colorado, as part of the National Park System. Bennet and Hickenlooper introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate last year.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge Biden Administration To Address Labor Shortages With Visa Cap Relief

As Spring & Summer Approach, the Senators Are Asking For Tens Of Thousands Of Available H-2B Visas To Be Released To Support Colorado Small Businesses

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and a bipartisan group of senators in a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh to request that the Biden Administration release the maximum allowable number of additional H-2B visas for Fiscal Year 2022.

Bennet Joins Senator Manchin’s Bill to Secure Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Legislation Will Extend the Black Lung Excise Tax Rate, Which Expired at the End of 2021

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet co-sponsored U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-W. Va.) Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund Act, legislation that calls for a ten-year extension of the black lung excise tax rate, which expired at the end of last year.