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Thursday, September 18, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Press Release Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, issued the following statement, urging the administration to stay engaged with the leaders of the Korean Peninsula and China as North Korea determines how to proceed after the death of Kim Jong Il: "Kim Jong Il was a tyrant who severely oppressed his own people and threatened the world with his pursuit of nuclear weapons.  ... Full Story

Udall Bill to Help Fire District

Udall Bill to Help Fire District, Protect Public Safety Heads to President 2nd Natural Resources Win in the Past 2 Months to Become Law This weekend, Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the U.S. Forest Service passed the Senate after unanimously passing the House early Friday. It now heads to the president's desk, making it another natural resources victory for Colorado to become law in the past couple of months. "This closes a long chapter ... Full Story

Tipton Announces 28 Service Academy Nominations

  Tipton Announces 28 Service Academy Nominations from Across the 3rd Congressional District   Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton announced the names of 28 students from the 3rd Congressional District who received a Service Academy nomination from his office.  These students met and exceeded the stringent requirements of the respective Academy and of Tipton’s office. “I had the great privilege of calling and speaking with each of these students, and I am proud ... Full Story

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado

Udall, Bennet, Tipton Announce 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado Tree will come from White River National Forest near Meeker Watch the Video HERE Today, U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton proudly announced that the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be selected from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker. The U.S. Forest Service will work with local officials over the next year to pick candidate trees, from ... Full Story

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Indefinite Detention

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Indefinite Detention of Americans without Trial or Charge   Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, announced that he has joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and a bipartisan group of his colleagues in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, to clarify that American citizens apprehended inside the United States cannot be indefinitely detained by the ... Full Story

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress Introduces Bills to Enact Term Limits and Stop Automatic Pay Raises   (WASHINGTON) – Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman announced that he introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming Congress. One bill would put an end to automatic annual pay raises for members of Congress, requiring federal lawmakers to vote on any salary increase, while the other bill would limit the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. “The current ... Full Story

Mark Udall’s Sugar Loaf bill passes the House,

Mark Udall's Sugar Loaf bill passes the House, heads back to Senate Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the Forest Service unanimously passed the House today by 413-0.  It now heads back to the Senate to address some minor changes from the House, after which it will make its way to the President's desk.  Udall is working with Senate leadership to get this bill passed before the holiday recess at the end of the year. "The Sugar Loaf Fire ... Full Story

AG lauds failure of cell phone bill

Attorney General lauds failure of bill that would have allowed businesses to robocall cell phones DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement after the sponsor of legislation that would have allowed businesses to call consumers’ cell phones using robocalls withdrew his bill: “Although I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to shield Colorado consumers from all non-emergency robocalls, I am pleased to see that Congress has decided not to subject ... Full Story

Gardner Votes For Higher Medicare Premiums

Gardner Votes For Higher Medicare Premiums

    Press Release Representative Gardner Votes For Higher Taxes and Higher Medicare Premiums, Protects Billionaires This evening, Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) voted to force a $1,000 payroll tax hike on 2.5 million middle income Colorado families and raise Medicare premiums for seniors instead of ending tax breaks for billionaires. While voting for higher Medicare premiums for seniors in retirement, Gardner even voted against cutting his own Congressional ... Full Story

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