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Monday, April 21, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Gardner votes to give Congress more oversight of major

  Press Release WASHINGTON DC - Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act Wednesday and reiterated the need to rein in federal regulators. "With the cost of new regulations skyrocketing, the REINS Act will provide a much needed check on the Administration's ability to impose rules that hurt small business and stifle job growth,” Gardner said.  “As I travel around Colorado’s 4thCongressional District, one of ... Full Story

Lundberg looks at running for U.S. Congress

With the new Congressional District plan I now live in the Second Congressional District, currently represented by Jared Polis. Therefore, today I am announcing the formation of a congressional exploratory committee to determine if I should run against Jared Polis in the 2012 election. To gauge the interest and potential support I have launched a website for the exploratory committee: www.kevinlundberg2012.com.

Udall Urges Senate Confirm Director Consumer Watchdog

    Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Empower Consumer Watchdog Agency, Confirm Director Giving CFPB a Leader would Help Agency Protect Consumers, Enforce Better Business Practices **Watch video of the speech here:   Today, Mark Udall spoke on the Senate floor about the critical need to confirm a director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for the first time ever, allowing for stronger protections for American consumers. The Senate is set to vote ... Full Story

Compromise Payroll Tax Bill

Compromise Payroll Tax Bill Paid For in Part by Udall's Legislation To End Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires As the Senate gears up to vote tomorrow on the proposed extension of the payroll tax cut, Mark Udall announced that part of the bill will include his bipartisan bill to keep millionaires from receiving unemployment benefits.  Udall's legislation, introduced with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), would ensure that unemployment benefits are used as a social safety net for people who ... Full Story

House Passes Tipton’s Bipartisan Blue Star Mothers

Press Release   House Passes Tipton’s Bipartisan Blue Star Mothers Act House passes Senate version, expected to be signed into law this week WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) Blue Star Mothers Act. S. 1541 updates the Congressional charter of the Blue Star Mothers organization, a non-partisan, non-political, organization founded during WWII that provides services to active members of the United States Armed Forces and veterans, as well as ... Full Story

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

                Merck—Too Big to Prosecute? December 6, 2011 There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes. It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them! In 1999 the FDA approved Vioxx, a drug created by Merck and Co. to treat arthritis. Vioxx was pulled off the ... Full Story

Newt Gingrich – a portrait of a complicated

Newt Gingrich – a portrait of a complicated politician

          Newt Gingrich - a portrait of a complicated politician  By William Douglas | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Just who is Newt Gingrich anyway? Is he the big thinking rhetorical bomb-thrower who led Republicans to power in the House of Representatives in 1994 for the first time in four decades, only to have his troops rebel against him four years later? Is he the undisciplined, self-absorbed House speaker who admitted that a 1995 ... Full Story

After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break

After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break For Middle Class ‘Chicken-Shit’

  After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break For Middle Class ‘Chicken-Shit’ Alex Seitz-Wald on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm Despite their stated opposition to tax increases, Republican lawmakers have been largely cool or even hostile to a proposed extension of the temporary payroll tax cut, pushed by President Obama and Democrats. Finally, this week, Republicans seemed to relent as GOP congressional leaders publicly urged their caucuses to vote for an extension of the ... Full Story

Why I Occupy

  By Hank Finkel (about the author) opednews.com Here is why I Occupy: I am sick of Trickle Down Stay the course Endless war Support the troops but screw the vets Privatized profits and socialized losses Corporate welfare Corporate personhood Privatized profits and socialized losses Profits before people Profits before planet Lobbyists Too big to fail Tax cuts for the rich and service cuts for the rest Bailouts for the banks and bank fees for the ... Full Story

Dems on Colorado redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Colorado Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting   Denver – Following the Denver Supreme Court’s ruling to affirm the decision by Denver District Court creating new Congressional districts, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Now that the redistricting process is complete, Colorado voters can be sure that they have the ability to choose representatives who reflect the ... Full Story

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