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Friday, April 25, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Bennet Backs Bill to End Veterinarian Shortfall in

14 Colorado Counties Have too Few Food Animal Veterinarians   Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has joined a bipartisan push to address the shortfall of veterinarians in underserved rural communities across Colorado and the country. The bipartisan Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act, which Bennet is cosponsoring, would bolster the nation’s veterinary workforce by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in ... Full Story

Bennet Statement on Senate Budget Votes

  Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement following the defeat of the House and Senate bills to fund the federal government through September. Bennet voted against both bills. “Reducing our debt and deficit requires a realistic and comprehensive approach and the Fiscal Commission has provided us with a blueprint. Any plan to tackle our fiscal crisis must make a material difference in reducing the deficit and everyone should be ... Full Story

Udall: Republicans and Democrats Need to get Serious

Votes Against Both R and D Proposals – Neither Represents a Viable Path Forward Saying that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans had come up with an acceptable plan for funding the government through the end of the year, Mark Udall today voted against proposals drawn up by leaders in both parties.  He released the following statement after the vote: “It’s time for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to trade their swords for pencils and start working together on a viable ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report March 5, 2011

Lundberg Legislative Report March 5, 2011 Topics: 1. Civil Unions 2. Obamacare and Judge Vinson 3. Meeting with Governor 4. My Bills 1. SB-172, creating civil unions in Colorado, will be heard in Judiciary Committee on Monday. Even though the people rejected such a measure on the ballot in 2006, the sponsors are moving forward. In the Senate all Democrats are listed as sponsors, so it will pass the Senate. Hopefully the House will be a different matter. The bill is filled with legal ... Full Story

Governor’s schedule for the week of March 7

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 11:30 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Realtor Rally. Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Gov. Hickenlooper will visit Craig, Hayden and Steamboat Springs. Details of the visits to be forthcoming. Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:30 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the annual Colorado Children’s Campaign KIDS COUNT event at the Capitol. Location: West Foyer, State ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

February 28, 2011 Topics: 1. Colorado's Sesquicentennial 2. Emissions Testing for Larimer and Weld County 3. My Bills 1. 150 years ago, on February 28, President James Buchanan signed the bill, passed by Congress, to create the Colorado Territory. Reallocated from of portions of the Utah, Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico territories, the boarders are identical to the state of Colorado, which began in 1876. Today I introduced SJR-19, recognizing this sesquicentennial for Colorado. The text ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper’s schedule for the week of Feb. 21

Gov. Hickenlooper’s schedule for the week of Feb. 21 Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 6:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Young Presidents’ Organization 2011 Denver Global Leadership Conference. Location: Colorado Convention Center, Wells Fargo Theatre, 700 14th Ave., Denver. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 2:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks to members of the Colorado Municipal League at 2011 Legislative Workshop. Location: Scottish Rite Masonic ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

February 20, 2011 Topics: 1. Changes to the Initiative Process 2. Balancing the Budget with Cash Funds 3. My Bills 1. In second reading on Friday, the 18th, SCR-001 was considered. This bill ratchets up the voting majority requirement for constitutional changes. Currently it takes a majority (50%) to approve any constitutional change. This measure would increase it to 60%, except for repealing any amendment approved prior to 2013. Those measures could be repealed, in ... Full Story

Bipartisan bill would give Colorado voters the chance

Democrats and Republicans come together to end “ballot initiative warfare” DENVER, Feb 14, 2011— Today, a bipartisan concurrent resolution to allow Colorado voters to reform the Colorado Constitutional initiative process passed out of the State Affairs Committee. The resolution is sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) and Senator Nancy Spence (R-Centennial). If passed by the legislature, the resolution will go to Colorado voters for approval. President ... Full Story

Rep. Gardner supports regulatory oversight

Rep. Gardner supports regulatory oversight

Transcript of Rep. Gardner’s Remarks: Mr. Speaker I rise today in support of House Resolution 72 and of Congress’s new emphasis on oversight. Over the past few years, federal agencies have promulgated a litany of rules and regulations with little regard for their impact on American businesses, jobs and everyday American workers.  Last week I meet with a business in my district that employs nearly 1,000 people.  They expressed their concern that the onslaught of rules and ... Full Story

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