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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

Senate Passes Responsible Budget Balancing Measures

Budget measures support Coloradans’ priorities and protect important programs DENVER— February 11: Today, the Senate passed a series of bills to balance the current fiscal year budget for the state of Colorado. Since the most recent revenue forecasts, the Joint Budget Committee has worked to prepare the bills, known as “negative supplementals,” in order to adjust the state budget to account for diminished state revenue. Currently, the state is facing a budget shortfall of $342 ... Full Story

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove Protections on Food, Toys, and Drinking Water

Every American remembers the headlines and news stories about contaminated food, children’s toys from China with lead in them, and dirty drinking water. A parents’ worst nightmare is for their own children to get sick from something we gave them, when it was preventable. Unfortunately, Representative Cory Gardner today voted to make it easier for that nightmare scenario to become a reality. Gardner opposed commonsense protections to ensure the safety of America’s food, drinking ... Full Story

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration (WASHINGTON) – United States Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today announced his proposal to abolish the United States Selective Service System and end the requirement for young men to register for the draft.  Current law stipulates that all male U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. “The time has come to end the registration requirement ... Full Story

Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp’s Statement on

Today Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp issued the following statement on the appointment of Ellen Golombek as Executive Director of Department of Labor and Employment. “Governor-elect Hickenlooper’s appointment to the Department of Labor may certainly take some of the air out of the bipartisan atmosphere he has promised to promote as Governor. His selection of a noted progressive activist and union boss in Ms. Golombek, certainly will raise plenty of eyebrows in Colorado’s business ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names more directors

Over the past week, Governor-elect John Hickenlooper announced several appointments. Reeves Brown will be Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs. Brown is now Executive Director of CLUB 20, a non-profit political advocacy organization representing the interests of the 22-county Western Colorado region. He will use his working relationships with local governments and his experience in collaborative decision-making to assist local governments across Colorado deliver ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names three directors

Sue Birch named Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing DENVER ­— Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 — Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced today Sue Birch will be Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Birch is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs. She also helped start Club 20’s Health Care task force, which focused on Western Slope health care ... Full Story

Nikkel to Serve on Redistricting Committee

Rep. Nikkel Takes Leadership Role on Congressional Redistricting House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, today announced that he will be appointing Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, to serve on a special committee tasked with overseeing the congressional redistricting process during the 2011 Legislative Session. “B.J. has a demonstrated ability to build consensus and tackle tough issues,” McNulty said. “These traits will make her a strong and fair voice in the ... Full Story

Redistricting Committee formed

House and Senate Leaders Announce Appointments To Bipartisan Redistricting Committee House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, and House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, today announced their appointments to serve on the joint legislative committee tasked with drawing Colorado’s congressional lines. “Our goal in creating this committee is to take a new approach to the ... Full Story

Federal Judge rejects Miller’s challenges in

U.S. District Judge Ralph Biestline today rejected all of Joe Millers claims of election fraud. He also lifted the restraining order on certifying Lisa Murkowski as the winner of the Alaska election. It has been a long road as the Alaskan courts had already ruled against Miller and the federal court said he raised no issues applicable to the federal courts. In spite of the chain of losses, Miller still is contemplating his next step in his legal battle. The Anchorage Daily News has the ... Full Story

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