Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), led a bipartisan group of 26 senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase subsidies to health care providers through the Rural Health Care Program. The addition...

Bennet Calls for New Task Force Dedicated to Bringing Americans Stranded Overseas Home

In Pair of Letters, Bennet Calls on Trump Administration, Congress to Take Action to Ensure Repatriation of Citizens Stranded Due to Rapidly Changing Travel Dynamics Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called for action to bring home U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently stranded outside of the United States due to rapidly changing travel conditions as a result of the expanding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called for a comprehensive review of all computer-based IT and network systems at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) following reports of cyberactivity on HHS networks, on Sunday, March 15.
As the economic fallout of the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak escalates, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), Angus S. King, Jr. (I-Maine), and a group of their colleagues sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer outlining a bold new proposal to provide Americans with direct cash payments.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led 23 of his Senate colleagues in calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to enable thousands of federal civil servants, who have experience with rapid emergency response, to assist rural communities that are increasingly overwhelmed by the challenge of responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

Bennet, Markey, Schatz, Colleagues Push to Ensure All Students Can Remotely Continue Education During Coronavirus Emergency

Current Pandemic Likely to Exacerbate a Longstanding “Homework Gap” Without Immediate Action

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) led thirteen of their colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to temporarily allow schools to utilize E-Rate program funding to provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home.

Bennet Urges Administration to Provide Clear Guidance for Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

CMS Has Yet to Issue Necessary Guidance to Enable Seniors to Use Telehealth Services Expanded in Coronavirus Funding Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately issue guidance necessary for Colorado to take advantage of the expanded Medicare telehealth services that were secured in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law earlier this month.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and a group of their Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to prohibit employers from firing, punishing, or otherwise discriminating against a worker who is quarantined or isolated—or who is caring for a family member in quarantine or isolation—amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.