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.
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.

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.

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.
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).