Following Letter from Bennet, Colleagues, HHS Expands Relief for Rural Health Care Providers

Earlier This Month, Bennet Urged the Administration to Preserve Rural Health Care Providers’ Access to Pandemic Relief Funding

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that following a letter he and his colleagues sent earlier this month to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Trump Administration has expanded relief eligibility for rural health care providers and updated requirements to preserve providers’ access to funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) created as a response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bennet, 30 Senate Colleagues Urge VA to Follow Through on Promises to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Senators Raise Alarm Over Administration’s Inability to Fully Implement Provisions under President Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Critical Mental Health Resources to Nation’s Heroes

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and 29 Senate colleagues in a push for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to increase veterans’ access to mental health care.

Bennet, Colleagues Urge State Department to Bolster Efforts to Protect Journalists

Letter to Secretary of State Marks Recent Anniversary of the 2018 Killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Calls on Administration to Hold Foreign Leaders Accountable for Suppressing Freedom of the Press

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined nine of his Senate colleagues to urge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to increase the Trump Administration’s efforts to protect journalists around the world and hold foreign leaders accountable for suppressing freedom of the press.

In Speech, Bennet Calls for Overcoming Powerful Interests that Cleared the Path for Judge Barrett’s Confirmation

Senator Decries Destruction of the Senate and Damage to the Supreme Court, Calls for Action to Reclaim a Government That Actually Serves the American People

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet spoke on the Senate floor decrying the broken process to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court, tying her imminent confirmation to a longer effort in U.S. history to protect the interests of the powerful over those of the people, and calling for action to reclaim the American people’s exercise in self-government.

Bennet, 140 Democratic Lawmakers Urge Senate and House Leadership to Take Bold, Comprehensive Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Lawmakers: "Even as Congress works to put an end to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it must also take steps, now, to prevent future pandemics from occurring.”

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 140 Senate and House lawmakers in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urging them to prioritize the development of comprehensive policy plans to prevent and mitigate the impact of future pandemics.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D), U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D), and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R) sent a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to request that they work with the State of Colorado and local governments to address the threat posed by multiple fires to the region’s watersheds and water supply.

Bennet, Colleagues Ask National Guard for Wildfire Readiness Assessment

Senators Praise Guard Response to 2020 Wildfires, Say Assessment Will Help Ensure Guard Has the Firefighting Resources it Needs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined his colleagues in asking the National Guard for a report on its readiness to help states prepare, fight, and recover from wildfires.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Suicide and Crisis Outreach Prevention Enhancement Act, which would increase funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) program from $7.2 million to $20 million per year, provide greater flexibility for participants to raise awareness of the services they offer, and collect vital statistics to help understand and reduce disparities.