SEN. BENNET: President Must Act To Address Heath Care Equipment Shortage

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Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks on the Senate floor on Monday night, March 23, 2020.

Monday night, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate and said President Trump has not provided the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that health care workers in Colorado and the rest of the United States need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Sen. Bennet spoke for about 30 minutes and said the shortage is forcing doctors and nurses to ration equipment.

"There are doctors that are having to use the same mask patient after patient when the mask is designed for it to be [used for] only one patient," Bennet said. "They are violating protocols of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control because they are rationing equipment. There's no excuse in this country, the richest country in the world, they should be rationing during this public health care crisis."

The Senator's full remarks follow.

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