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Friday, May 6, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Press Release Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) urged Secretary Ken Salazar to join him in support of counties and rural communities by reconsidering the Department of Interior’s (DOI) position that Federal Mineral Lease Districts are not autonomous from the counties. Many Colorado counties have in the past received both payment-in-lieu-of-taxes funds (PILT) and federal mineral lease funds.  In 2010 the DOI began subtracting federal mineral lease funds from the PILT payments ... Full Story

Gardner praises bill to prevent regulation of farm

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted to advance a bill, H.R. 1633, to the House floor that will prevent the regulation of farm dust. “The EPA is notorious for trying to implement regulations through the back door, and that is exactly what is happening with regard to farm dust,” Gardner said. “Despite denials from agency officials saying they don’t regulate farm dust, the Energy and Commerce Committee has demonstrated that these denials are nothing more than ... Full Story

Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Middle-Income

Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Middle-Income Americans, Small Businesses by Expanding Payroll Tax Cuts

  Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Middle-Income Americans, Small Businesses by Expanding Payroll Tax Cuts Releases County-by-County Report on Potential Effect of Payroll Tax Cut on CO Families Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to expand the payroll tax cuts that were enacted last year, lowering the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers, helping business owners bolster our still-recovering economy and saving the average family around a thousand dollars a ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Panetta to Put Troops First in Pakistan

  (WASHINGTON) - Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, a Marine Corps combat veteran of the first Gulf War and the Iraq War, called on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta not to compromise the safety of U.S. forces serving in Afghanistan by attempting to appease Pakistan as the Pentagon investigates the circumstances surrounding a NATO airstrike that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead on Saturday, November 26. “If our troops stationed along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan come under attack, ... Full Story

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

Commenter wrong on Obama cabinet

By Gary Wamsley Kim  recently  posted a comment to the article “GOP lies about the financial crisis.” This is what Kim wrote: 2. The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. Here are the percentages. T. Roosevelt………………. 38% Taft…………………………. 40% Wilson…………………….. 52% Harding…………………….. 49% Coolidge………………….. 48% Hoover ... Full Story

Tipton to Tidwell: Permit Process “Not Even

Tipton to Tidwell: Permit Process “Not Even Handed”

Tells Forest Service Chief that enforcement of new water clause could result in job losses at Powderhorn and other ski areas Washington, DC—In an effort to protect jobs and private water rights at Powderhorn and other ski areas, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) today urged U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to return to the use of the 2004 water clause and allow for adjustments moving forward. Earlier this month, Tipton participated in a Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests ... Full Story

Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Dacono

  Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Dacono on December 12 Coloradans Needing Help with Federal Agencies are Invited to Come by  On Monday, December 12, 2011, a representative of  U. S. Senator Mark Udall will hold office hours in Dacono.  Udall's Regional Director, Pamela Shaddock, will be available to answer questions and help Coloradans who need assistance with any issues involving federal agencies. WHEN: Monday, December 12  4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Dacono ... Full Story

Why I’m Joining the One Percent

    Forget the Occupy Movement Why I’m Joining the One Percent by BRIAN J. FOLEY I marched with Occupy Oakland last Saturday, but I’ve had a change of heart. I’m joining the One Percent. The One Percent have fun. They have jobs and money. Or just money, because when you have a lot of money, you don’t need to work. They live in houses, not tents. The One Percent have a government that actually listens to them. Lockheed needs a war to sell goods and services? Coming right up! ... Full Story

Coffman Returns from Afghanistan

  Hears Worries about Early Pullout (LONE TREE, CO) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, returned last week after visiting Afghanistan with three other members of Congress. The six-day trip also included a stop at the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain to review and discuss efforts to counter Iran’s growing influence in the Persian Gulf region. In Afghanistan, Coffman met with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Kandahar and attended a shura or community meeting in the ... Full Story

The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent

  The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent  By ThinkProgress War Room on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm One Oath to Rule Them All You’d think the oath that mattered most to our elected leaders would be this one: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; ... Full Story

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