Following reports that six Zika-related pregnancies have resulted in three infants delivered with birth defects and three other lost pregnancies, Colorado U.S. Senator is calling on Congress to pass emergency funding for Zika virus research.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet cosponsored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA) that recognizes the importance of Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) as essential to our national security and the defense of North America.

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Defense, State Departments to Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas

Senators call for increased collaboration to protect troops, foreign and civil service officers - Newly-released Pentagon report found that 11 servicemembers, 4 dependents, and 2 retirees have been infected with Zika since January

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 20 other Senators in sending a letter to the Department of State and Department of Defense encouraging the agencies to collaborate on policies that prioritize the health and welfare of servicemembers, civil servants, and their families serving the United States and living abroad in Zika-affected countries.