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Redistricting Fight continues, two views

Redistricting Fight continues, two views

Senate Democrats Kill Two Redistricting Bills In Less Than 24 Hours This evening Senate Democrats voted to kill House Bill 11-1319, the Colorado Communities redistricting map, in the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. The bill’s presentation came hours after Senate Republicans forced Democrats to assign the bill to a committee after enacting a procedural move to have every bill read at length until Democrats conceded to hold a public hearing. “This is the second ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report, April 24, 2011

Topics: 1. Redistricting 2. My Bills 3.  More on the SIP 4. The Hope of Easter 1. Redistricting continues to be the hottest topic under the Gold Dome. The Republicans offered maps with minimal changes to the existing congressional districts and then offered to start with a blank map and build one together, in public hearings, with the Democrats. The Democrats offered a radical change to all of the districts and have refused to do anything of substance in public hearings. It is ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Gitmo Visit

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon returning to Washington, D.C. from an official one-day visit to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba: “On Tuesday the military flew me down to Guantanamo to see the detention facility where some of the most dangerous terrorists, such as the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, are held,” said Coffman.  “I found their treatment more than humane and see no reason to close the facility.  I also ... Full Story

Will Representative Cory Gardner Oppose a

  A report yesterday by the Associated Press confirmed that Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) faces a highly controversial plan this week to dramatically increase health care costs for Americans age 54 and under. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, under Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan, seniors on Medicare would pay $12,510 per year, making them responsible for more than two thirds of the cost of their coverage, while it would not repeal ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Equal Pay Day

  Today, Mark Udall released the following statement to recognize Equal Pay Day: “As a father and a husband, it saddens me that women are still getting paid on average 77 cents to the dollar that men get for doing the same work,” Udall said.  “Our economic recovery can only be as strong as the productivity of our workers.  When half our workforce is unfairly told their work isn’t as valuable as that of their male counterparts, we cripple our own progress.  I support ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report, 4/12/11

April 12, 2011 Topics: 1. My SIP Bill 2. Third Annual Loveland Tax Day Tea Party 3. Long Bill Debate and Vote   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. On Friday I introduced SB-237, concerning the SIP (State Implementation Plan) for controlling haze. This bill modifies the SIP submitted by the Public Utilities Commission in January. The bill also calls for a clear and transparent examination of what the SIP ... Full Story

Nikkel Awarded Veterans’ Affairs Award

DENVER – State Rep. B.J. Nikkel was honored last weekend by the United Veterans Committee of Colorado (UVCC) for her commitment to veterans’ affairs and our Colorado men and women in uniform. “I’m honored to be the recipient of the ‘Distinguished Legislator Award’ by this outstanding organization that helps so many veterans across the state,” said Nikkel, R-Loveland. UVC is a non-profit organization of 45 chartered and federally recognized veterans’ service organizations ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Measure to Cut Spending

Coffman Statement on Measure to Cut Spending, Keep Government Open   (WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today in response to the passage of a 5-day extension of government funding to give appropriations negotiators more time to hammer out the details of an agreement that was reached to cut $39 billion in federal spending and fund government through the remainder of the fiscal year. “I voted for the 5-day extension and I will vote ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

  Mark Udall’s statement regarding the budget agreement reached tonight between Democrats and Republicans: April 8, 2011 “I congratulate both Democrats and Republicans for coming together and agreeing on a budget compromise.  Shutting down the government would’ve affected tens of thousands of Coloradans and their livelihoods were at stake.  Military families were worried about receiving their paychecks, farmers would’ve waiting for operating loans to put seed in the ... Full Story

Udall, Bennet Urge Colorado Stakeholders to Comment

Udall, Bennet Urge Colorado Stakeholders to Comment as Administration Takes Next Step in Resolving U.S.-Mexico Trucking Dispute Today, as the administration announced that it would begin an open comment period on its proposal to resolve a cross-border trucking dispute with Mexico, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet encouraged Coloradans to make their voices heard on the issue, which affects hundreds of the state’s agricultural producers, processors and workers. President Obama ... Full Story

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