Bennet, Colleagues Call on FCC to Ensure Americans Are Not Disconnected from Lifeline Program During Coronavirus Pandemic

As Families Face New Financial Hardships, Senators Request the FCC Keep Americans Connected

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that no eligible American is disconnected from the Lifeline assistance program during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.
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...
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Congressman Scott Tipton (R-Colo.), and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, wrote to Denver-based television broadcasters and satellite companies calling for a solution to provide residents of Southwest Colorado with access to in-state programming during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

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).
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 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.
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 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.