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Thursday, October 2, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Lundberg Legislative Report

Lundberg Legislative Report

May 31, 2010 1. Berthoud Day Parade Is This Saturday 2. Letter to Colorado's US Senators ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. The first parade of the summer is this coming Saturday! Please join me for the Berthoud Day parade. The parade starts at 11, but meet me at 9:30 to blow up balloons and decorate the float. The float will be on 2nd street, north of Mountain Avenue. Look for Lundberg signs and red, white, and ... Full Story

Kopp leads bipartisan compromise on dome repairs

Press release: COLORADO SENATE REPUBLICANS Republicans and Democrats haven't agreed on much this session, but one area both parties see eye to eye is the need to repair and restore the Capitol's iconic gold dome. "The cast iron structure the gold dome sits on top of has deteriorated so badly that the state architect has put nets around it to catch falling chunks of debris," said Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton. "Spot treating problem areas won't cut it anymore. We need to repair the ... Full Story

Udall Amendment to Wall Street Accountability Bill

Udall Amendment to Wall Street Accountability Bill Would Allow Consumers to Get Free Access to Credit Score Current Law Allows Free Access to Credit Report, NOT Credit Score Udall: Increasing Access to Credit Score Would Help Level the Playing Field for Consumers Washington, D.C. – Today, as the U. S. Senate began debating legislation to crack down on Wall Street and protect families’ savings and seniors’ pensions, Senator Mark Udall offered an amendment that would help ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report—May 4, 2010

Topics: 1. My Resolutions' Committee Hearings 2. Senate Continues to Grow Government 3. National Day of Prayer 4. Arizona Illegal Immigration Law 5. Medical Marijuana Measures 1. I recently introduced three resolutions, two of which were killed by a party-line vote in Senate State Affairs yesterday. SCR-6 could have limited the inflation guarantee of per-pupil funding to 5%. SCR-7 would have repealed the internet software sales tax and out of state sales and use taxes, if ... Full Story

As Special Interests Obstruct Wall Street Reform,

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet Bennet Bill Would Set Lifetime Ban on Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists, Close Revolving Door Bennet’s Filibuster, Lobbyist Reform Would Get Key Issues Like Wall Street Reform Moving Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today introduced a bill that would shut the revolving door of influence in Washington by banning Members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. “The need for reform in Washington is ... Full Story

Markey Votes To Block Pay Raise For Congress

Markey Votes To  Block Pay Raise For Congress

House passes measure 402-15 Washington D.C.—Congresswoman Betsy Markey today voted to block the scheduled 2011 pay raise for Members of Congress. Rep. Markey has repeatedly fought against Congressional pay raises and co-sponsored legislation earlier this year to stop the 2011 raise. “With unemployment still high and the economy recovering from a recession, families across Colorado are making tough decisions and cutting spending to make ends meet. Congress should be no different,” ... Full Story

Markey wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for

Markey wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Pro-business record

Markey cites small business background, common-sense approach to lawmaking WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Betsy Markey was honored today by the United States Chamber of Commerce, winning their annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for her support of pro-business and pro-growth legislation in Congress. “I came to Congress not as a politician, but as a small business owner working to solve problems,” said Rep. Markey. “We need fewer career politicians in Washington and more people who have ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report—April 27, 2010

Topics: 1. Senior Homestead Exemption Suspended for Next Two Years 2. My Resolutions Introduced Last Week 3. Joint Select Committee Committee on Child Welfare 4. Governor Signs SB-147 ----------------------------------------------------------- 1. SB-190 passed the Senate last week, eliminating the senior homestead property tax exemption for the next two years. The total additional tax this will result in is over $188,000,000! Ironically it was presented as a spending cut, as ... Full Story

Bennet Vows to Keep Up Fight to Include Bipartisan

Bennet Vows to Keep Up Fight to Include Bipartisan ‘Pay It Back’ Plan In Senate Budget

Would Ensure Repaid Funds from Bank, Housing, Auto Bailouts Are Used to Pay Down the Debt, Not Fund Further Spending Says, ‘Washington Needs to Show it’s Serious About Reducing the Deficit’ Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, vowed to keep up the fight to ensure the Senate makes a serious commitment to reducing the deficit by including his bipartisan ‘Pay It Back’ Plan in the budget for the coming fiscal year. Bennet’s ‘Pay It Back’ Plan, ... Full Story

Udall Statement on 95th Anniversary of Armenian

Udall Statement on 95th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Udall: We Must Never Forget this Atrocity Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mark Udall released the following statement regarding the importance of commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: “Tomorrow marks the 95th anniversary of the campaign of genocide against the Armenian people. In just eight years, beginning in 1915, more than half of the Armenian population was murdered – one and a half million men, women, and children – and a half million more were forced ... Full Story

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