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Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

Colorado Dems and GOP respond to redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Supreme Court’s Approval of New State Legislative Districts Denver – Following the approval of new legislative districts by the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Today’s ruling guarantees Colorado voters competitive districts that pressure legislators to look beyond their political bases. These new districts will favor representatives who are ... Full Story

Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his

Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his Balanced Budget Amendment As a reminder, Udall's amendment: • Requires that the federal budget be balanced each year unless 3/5ths of each House (60 votes in the Senate) vote to waive it for national emergencies. • Requires the President to submit a budget each year that is balanced. • Allows the requirement to be waived when the U.S. is in a declared time of war. • Creates a Social Security lockbox that protects the ... Full Story

Colorado Redistricting approved

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado this afternoon approved the redistricting plan. The Court Order states: Upon consideration of the Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of Representatives filed by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on December 5, 2011, together with the statements filed by the proponents and opponents herein, and now being sufficiently advised in the premises, IT IS ORDERED that Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of ... Full Story

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

    Editorial Opinion Are you a terrorist? The answer might surprise you. Why is this important? The U.S. Senate recently passed the Defense Authorization Bill with a little discussed amendment that effectively destroys the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth amendments, effectively gutting the Bill of Rights. See “Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights."This was all done in the name of combating terrorists, but applies to everyone, to anyone whom the ... Full Story

Lobato trial: state funding unconstitutional

Press Release Lobato Legal Team Will Hold News Conference Sat., Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs; State’s School Funding System Declared Unconstitutional by Denver Judge Today Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado will hold a news conference Saturday, Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Colorado Springs School District 11 offices, 1115 N. El Paso St. Kathy Gebhardt, one of the lead attorneys on Lobato v. State of ... Full Story

RIP: Fourth Amendment

  The Defense Authorization Bill amendment allowing for indefinite detention of American citizens is described by  William Fisher in Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention  as “Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and  is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933." This is certainly no laughing matter, but satirist Jon Stewart ... Full Story

Where’s my refund

County-by-County Breakdown: Bennet Urges Coloradans to Claim Undelivered Tax Returns   1,705 Coloradans Have Tax Returns Available for Claim – Individual County Numbers Below   Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Coloradans who have not receive the tax return they are owed to check the Internal Revenue Service’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov to claim their undelivered checks. In all, 1,705 Colorado taxpayers are due refund checks this ... Full Story

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

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