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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, co-sponsored the Continuing Emergency Support for Restaurants Act, led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), to provide $48 billion in additional funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

Bennet Calls On Senate to Swiftly Consider the House-Passed Postal Service Reform Act to Support Coloradans

Bennet Urges Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Bring Legislation to the Floor As Soon As Possible to Address Challenges Facing the USPS In Colorado & Across the Country

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to bring the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act to the U.S. Senate floor as soon as possible to address challenges facing the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Colorado and across the country.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Welcome Nearly $10 Million for Colorado from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Create Good-Paying Jobs, Support Coal Communities

Colorado Will Be Eligible for This Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Clean Up Hazardous Abandoned Mine Lands

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed the Department of Interior’s (DOI) announcement that Colorado will be eligible for nearly $10 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs (IIJA) Act for Fiscal Year 2022 to reclaim and clean up abandoned mine lands (AML).
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and a group of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai calling for the Biden Administration to establish a more comprehensive exclusion process for imports from China subject to tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 in order to allow more small businesses and manufacturers to access relief.

Following Bennet’s Request, Biden Administration Will Cover Rapid COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare

Bennet And His Colleagues Urged The Administration To Make This Change to Support Colorado Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the announcement that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover the cost of at-home, rapid Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests by early spring under traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Bennet Applauds House Passage of the COMPETES Act

Legislation Includes Critical Investments in Emerging Technologies, Semiconductors, and 5G

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, applauded passage of the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Preeminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act of 2022 (COMPETES) by the U.S. House of Representatives.