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 Statement on House Passage of Coronavirus Relief Package

Bennet Calls on Senate to Move Swiftly and Pass Legislation

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, legislation that will provide free testing, paid sick, family, and medical leave for workers, stronger unemployment benefits, food assistance for vulnerable children and families, and enhanced Medicaid funding to help state and local governments combat the crisis.

Bennet Urges Land Management Agencies to Assist Rural Communities in Coronavirus Response

Rural Counties, Municipalities Face Unique Challenges that USDA, DOI are Well Suited to Respond To

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to take immediate action to ensure USDA and DOI staff and resources are available to assist with emergency response efforts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado and across the country.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following an announcement from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that a Colorado woman in El Paso County has died from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Historic Legislative Package to Address America’s Black Maternal Health Crisis

The Black Maternal Health “Momnibus” Package Includes Nine Bills to Comprehensively Improve Maternal Health Outcomes, Close Racial Disparities

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he joined U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and their colleagues in introducing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, a historic legislative package to address America’s urgent maternal health crisis.

Bennet Joins Colleagues in Urging Internet Service Providers to Suspend Service Terms During Coronavirus Outbreak

Senators Call on Companies to Temporarily Suspend Policies that Could Limit Telework, Online Education, Telehealth, and Remote Support Services in Wake of Social Distancing Measures

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 17 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the CEOs of eight major internet service providers (ISPs) calling on the companies to take steps to accommodate the unprecedented reliance we will likely see on telepresence services, including telework, online education, telehealth, and remote support services.

Bennet Announces Colorado Parks and Wildlife Will Receive $1.2 Million to Expand Public Access for Hunting

Grant Awarded by Program Bennet Fought to Increase Funding for in 2018 Farm Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will receive $1.2 million in funding to expand its successful Walk-In Access Program through U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), which Bennet secured increased funding for in the 2018 Farm Bill.