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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

Gardner votes for Middle Class Tax Relief and Job

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted for legislation that will help create tens of thousands of new jobs, while also providing a tax holiday to those who need it most.   “This is a job-creating bill that extends a much needed middle-class tax holiday. It prevents doctors from being hit with a cut in Medicare reimbursement rates and reforms the unemployment insurance benefits program. Most importantly, however, this bill protects the Social ... Full Story

Tipton Votes to Put Americans to Work

Press Release  Bill to create jobs, cut taxes and spending, and extend unemployment benefits passes House with bipartisan vote Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined his House colleagues in passing the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (H.R. 3630).  Tipton issued this statement following the bipartisan passage: “Today we voted in the House to pass a common sense jobs bill that would put thousands of middle class Americans to work immediately ... Full Story

fracking disclosure rules

Gov. Hickenlooper hails fracking disclosure rules as national model DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today applauded the collaborative efforts of the oil and gas industry, many environmental groups and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in approving new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rules. The new rules, endorsed by industry and environmental groups and approved by the nine-member  Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), ... Full Story

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes,

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes, Create Jobs In Letter to USDA, Senators Urge Secretary Vilsack to Find a Resolution that Ensures a Competitive Trade Environment in Mexico for U.S. Potato Producers Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging him to prioritize advancing an agreement that will help U.S. potato growers increase their access to markets in Mexico.  Vilsack is scheduled to meet with ... Full Story

VA and DOD Partner to Notify Veterans of Eligibility

At Udall's Request, VA and DOD Partner to Notify Veterans of Eligibility for a Disability Benefits Review Following a request he sent in August, Mark Udall announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense’s Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) will work together to notify 77,000 post-9/11 veterans that they are potentially eligible to receive increased disability benefits if they appeal the decision made when they left the military. Per Udall's ... Full Story

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