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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 glaring when 1,500 Wall ... 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,” said ... 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 created ... 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 it relieves the ... 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, which mirrors ... 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 into ... Full Story

Call for Attorney General Suthers to Explain Bizarre

Call for Attorney General Suthers to Explain Bizarre Logo on Website

Suthers' website depicts American flag upside-down, reflecting either extremism or incompetence. Which is it? DENVER: Responding to news this week that the campaign website of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers prominently displays an upside-down American flag, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Suthers to explain the meaning of this imagery immediately. "This has definitely left people scratching their heads this week," said ... Full Story

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Lauds President

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Lauds President Obama’s Wall Street Reform Efforts

Reform Will Address Underlying Causes of Economic Crisis By Increasing Accountability, Strengthen Consumer Financial Protections, and End Taxpayer Bailouts for Wall Street Gamblers DENVER – Today President Obama traveled to New York City to argue for Wall Street reforms that will address the underlying causes of the economic crisis that nearly drove the U. S. economy off a cliff. President Obama has called on Congress to enact strong reforms that increase Wall Street accountability, boost ... Full Story

Penry and Lundberg letter opposing Ritter executive

Press Release: Colorado Senate Republicans Not ones to shy away from rabble-rousing, Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, and Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud sent a strongly worded letter to Gov. Bill Ritter opposing an executive order creating a new panel that would implement provisions of the recently approved federal health care takeover. The letter, which follows, was signed by 10 other members of the Senate GOP caucus. Dear Governor Ritter, We are writing to express our ... Full Story

Members of Colorado Congressional Delegation to Greet

Colorado Athletes are Among Group of Olympians and Paralympians Visiting D.C. Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 21, the Colorado Congressional delegation will host an informal reception to recognize a group of Colorado’s Olympian and Paralympian athletes, who are visiting Congress and the White House this week along with many other members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.  The lawmakers will congratulate the athletes for their tremendous performance at the 2010 Winter ... Full Story

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