Bennet, Collins Introduce Legislation to Make Election Grants More Accessible to States

Bipartisan State Elections Preparedness Act Would Modify Requirement That States Provide a 20% Match for CARES Act Election Grants

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the bipartisan State Elections Preparedness Act, which would allow the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to waive a requirement that states provide a 20 percent match for the $400 million in election assistance grants included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if circumstances related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic prevent them from providing this match.

To Protect Civil Liberties During COVID-19, Bennet Co-Sponsors the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act

Bennet Joins Bicameral Legislation Introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Warner, along with Congresswomen Eshoo, Schakowsky, DelBene

As tech companies and public health agencies deploy contact tracing apps and digital monitoring tools to fight the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced he has co-sponsored the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act, which sets strong and enforceable privacy and data security rights for health information legislation.

Bennet, Group of 31 Bipartisan Senators Urge FCC to Reconsider Ligado Order

Senators Join Broad Congressional Pushback against FCC Decision, Citing Concerns About Impact on GPS Usages and Satellite Communications

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of 31 senators wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concern over its recent order granting Ligado Network’s application to deploy a terrestrial, nationwide network that risks interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS) and undermining the military and private industries that rely on its signals.

Bennet, Colleagues Urge Labor Department to Expedite Unemployment Disbursements, Address System Shortfalls

While Some States are Disbursing Unemployment Benefits, Most are Several Weeks Away from Distributing Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 23 colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to speed up Unemployment Insurance (UI) disbursements and work to address system shortfalls that have contributed to delays in workers receiving benefits.

Bennet, Gardner Welcome New Treasury Guidance Clarifying Eligibility of Rural Electric Cooperatives for Paycheck Protection Program

Guidance Comes After Bennet, Gardner, Colleagues Urged Administration to Provide PPP Support for Rural Electric Cooperatives

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner welcomed new guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury clarifying that rural electric cooperatives with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 28 Democratic senators raised new concerns about the Trump Administration’s Executive Order that has pressured meat processing plants to open without verifying the necessary safety measures to protect workers and the food supply.