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Thursday, July 24, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Colorado senators ask for delay on Post Offices

Bennet, Udall Push for Six-Month Moratorium on Rural Post Office Closings or Consolidations in Colorado and Across the Country Moratorium Would Allow Congress to Address Problem Through Comprehensive Postal Service Reform Latest in Series of Efforts to Prevent Rural and Mountain Post Office Closings Across Colorado Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today pushed for a six-month moratorium on the closing or consolidation of area mail processing facilities and ... Full Story

Colorado Democrats Call on Perry Colorado Chair to Get

Press Release Denver – After Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign released a TV ad in Iowa attacking gay and lesbian soldiers, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement. “In thirty seconds, Rick Perry’s latest campaign ad highlights what's wrong in politics today. Instead of offering constructive solutions to the real world problems that our country is facing, he has chosen the well worn path of division and bigotry. "Many things make this ... Full Story

OpEd News, December 8

OpEd News, December 8

      43 articles you haven't seen. 43 provocative and enlightening articles. The bill of rights is being threatened and America is losing its way.           By Ruth Hull
 From Eviction to Victory, San Francisco Shows the Way to Take Back America In San Francisco,after a brutal eviction, the people retook Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero and strong support led to the police backing down. There were casualties that ... Full Story

Gardner to Labor Secretary: Abandon new rules

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – In light of proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is asking U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to abandon the new rules, saying they would threaten Colorado agriculture and opportunities for aspiring young farmers. The proposed revisions would prohibit children on farms from participating in a variety of activities including operating a tractor, applying pesticides and working with livestock.  Children would also be ... Full Story

Bye-Bye- Barney

  Bid farewell to Barney the Dinosaur.  No, the purple guy isn’t leaving TV, I’m talking about the pink one leaving Congress. Barney has a legacy, indeed.  He managed to take that political slogan from the 20th Century Great Depression “A chicken for every pot” and elevate it to “A house for every body!”  In the process he, with the help of Chris Dodd, has managed almost single-handedly to bring on the 21st Century Great Depression.  We are well on our way down that ... Full Story

Udall Advocates Presidential Recess Appointment for

  Says Consumers Suffer While Watchdog Agency is Without Leader  After Senate Republicans today blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mark Udall called on President Obama to confirm Cordray via a "recess appointment" during Congress's holiday break.  Given Republicans' vocal refusal to consider any nominee to lead the consumer watchdog agency without changes to its previously debated and approved structure, Udall ... Full Story

Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Press Release   VOTE ALERT: Representative Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut Today, Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) voted for a third time to let House Republicans leave Washington for their holiday vacation without voting to extend the $1,000 payroll tax for 2.5 million Colorado families. Gardner has protected tax breaks for the ultra wealthy but failed to protect middle income families for this payroll tax increase at the end of the year. “It’s a sure ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Support of STOCK Act

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, released the following statement today announcing his support of House Resolution 1148, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Tim Walz (MN) and Louise Slaughter (NY), would prohibit members of Congress and federal employees from trading stocks based on non-public information obtained on the job. “I am co-sponsoring the STOCK Act because I strongly believe it’s ... Full Story

Tipton Votes to Protect Rural Jobs

  Press Release Washington, D.C. –Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement following the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act. H.R. 1633 seeks to protect family farmers and ranchers, and other small rural businesses from potential new federal dust regulations. Additionally, it provides greater flexibility for states and local governments to manage dust in rural areas. "As a member of both the House Agriculture and Small Business ... Full Story

Gardner votes to prevent EPA regulation of farm dust

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and his colleagues in the House have passed a bill, H.R. 1633, which would protect agriculture from unrestrained dust regulations that are harmful to jobs in rural Colorado. “In case the administration hasn’t noticed, agriculture involves a lot of dirt – we drive down unpaved roads, plow fields and work with livestock. Trying to over regulate the dust stirred up from these activities, which are routine to rural life, would ... Full Story

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