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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

Lundberg Legislative Report-April 2, 2011

  Topics:   1. Civil Union Bill in the House 2. SB-200, Medical Exchange Program 3. David Hartley, Six Months After His Murder 4. The Budget Bill Stalls ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. This past Thursday was a busy time in both houses. In the House the civil union bill was in Judiciary. The final fate of this very controversial bill was decided. I attended a prayer vigil for its defeat at ... Full Story

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO Today, as international coalition forces continued to make progress in their push to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya, Mark Udall reiterated his belief that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi gave the international community no choice but to launch military action.  But Udall, a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Intelligence committees, added that he has a number of concerns about the future of the U.S. role in the conflict.  Ultimately, ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

March 20, 2011 Topics: 1. Economic Forecast 2. Civil Unions in Colorado 3. Meeting with Governor 4. My Bills 5. Emissions Testing in Larimer and Weld Counties ----------------------------- 1. The Legislative Council's economic forecast was released on Friday. It shows modest gains in revenue (about $160 million.) Coupled with some cost cutting in this year's budget, the projected shortfall for next year is now less than $500 million. The economy is still quite weak, but ... Full Story

Udall Statement on U.S. Military Action in Libya

Today, Mark Udall made the following statement on U.S. action in Libya: “Like all Americans, I deplore and condemn the violence against Libyans who are asserting their rights to basic freedoms.  Colonel Qaddafi has been a brutal dictator and is viciously attacking his own people in order to maintain control, and he gave the international community no choice but to act . “Importantly, the United States is acting in concert with the United Nations.  France, Britain and other nations ... Full Story

Conti’s Charter School Bill Makes the Grade

Freshman Lawmaker’s First Bill Heads to Governor for Signature DENER—Freshman State Rep. Kathleen Conti scored a major victory yesterday when her first bill passed the General Assembly with wide support from both Democrats and Republicans. House Bill 1089 expands the pool of federal grants that charter schools are able to compete for. “Colorado’s charter schools are at the forefront of educational innovation in Colorado, ” said Conti, R-Littleton. “Allowing charters to ... Full Story

Ramirez Bill Protecting Kids Passes House

  DENVER—State Rep. Robert Ramirez’s bill to protect Colorado’s school children received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats on final reading in the House yesterday. House Bill 1121 disqualifies persons convicted of certain felonies, such as child abuse and unlawful sexual behavior, from being employed in Colorado’s public schools. “Fighting for our children’s safety is a top priority,” said Ramirez, R-Westminster. “We cannot allow dangerous ... Full Story

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