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Friday, April 25, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Mark Udall’

Colorado Daily News Digest: Feb 21

Colorado Daily News Digest: Feb 21

  Colorado, Oregon attorneys general strike opposite positions toward gay marriage suits http://www.coloradoindependent.com/146117/colorado-oregon-attorneys-general-strike-opposite-positions-toward-gay-marriage-suits Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers said he was committed to defending the state’s ban on gay marriage in the face of a lawsuit filed yesterday challenging its constitutionality. Today comes news that Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has joined ... Full Story

Colorado Reactions to State of the Union Address

Senator Udall Reacts to President's State of the Union Address  Mark Udall spoke with reporters following the president's State of the Union address, welcoming his focus on job creation and strengthening the middle class. "I’ve been saying for several years that we have to keep a laser-like focus on crafting common-sense policies that encourage the private sector to create jobs. Growing the economy must be our top priority. And the president underlined that over and over again with a ... Full Story

Obama waives NDAA detention

Obama waives NDAA detention

Udall Commends President's Waivers on Mandatory Military Detention Provision Udall: The Fight is Not Over; Will Keep Working to Change Detention Provisions, Protect U.S. Citizens  Today, Mark Udall applauded President Obama's announcement that the administration will not detain American citizens in military custody and may issue national security waivers to the detention provisions passed in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The provisions mandate military custody for ... Full Story

Udall, Moran Call for Extension of Wind Energy

Senators Mark Udall and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) this week led 10 of their colleagues in requesting an extension of the wind energy production tax credit be considered in the Senate. "The future of the American wind industry requires a stable tax environment in which to operate," the senators wrote.  "If we are to expect wind energy to contribute to our country's future energy needs, Congress must quickly work to reauthorize the wind production tax credit before our wind production ... Full Story

Senator Udall Town Hall Meeting in Fort Collins

Udall to Talk about Jobs and the Economy at Town Hall Meeting  in Fort Collins U.S. Senator Mark Udall will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Fort Collins next Wednesday, January 18. He will be here  to discuss how he can partner with business and community leaders on policies that will help create jobs and spur the economy. He wishes to talk to community members about issues important to the region and his role in helping to bolster the local economy. Please note that seating is limited, and ... Full Story

Colorado Wins ‘Race to the Top’ Education

Press Release Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet welcomed news that Colorado received almost $18 million through the "Race to the Top" program to promote education reforms aimed at improving student achievement in grades K-12. "Colorado continues to lead by example, and I'm glad the administration has finally recognized the efforts of statewide collaboration to improve progress in the classroom," Udall said.  "I'm proud of our commitment to our kids, and making progress ... Full Story

Senator Udall on Balanced Budget Amendment

Senator Udall on Balanced Budget Amendment

  A Common-sense Approach to Balancing the Federal Budget U.S. Senator Mark Udall The recent failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal on federal spending cuts is just the latest example of how ill-equipped Congress is to address our nation's gravest challenge: our ballooning $15 trillion national debt. Democrats and Republicans are still stuck in the same rhetorical trenches. Democrats are reluctant to cut entitlements, while Republicans claim we can both cut taxes and ... Full Story

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Press Release Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, issued the following statement, urging the administration to stay engaged with the leaders of the Korean Peninsula and China as North Korea determines how to proceed after the death of Kim Jong Il: "Kim Jong Il was a tyrant who severely oppressed his own people and threatened the world with his pursuit of nuclear weapons.  ... Full Story

Udall Bill to Help Fire District

Udall Bill to Help Fire District, Protect Public Safety Heads to President 2nd Natural Resources Win in the Past 2 Months to Become Law This weekend, Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the U.S. Forest Service passed the Senate after unanimously passing the House early Friday. It now heads to the president's desk, making it another natural resources victory for Colorado to become law in the past couple of months. "This closes a long chapter ... Full Story

Reply from U.S. Senator Mark Udall

Reply from U.S. Senator Mark Udall

  Dear Gary, Thank you for contacting me regarding controversial detainee provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (FY12 NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R.1540).  I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important topic. As you may know, I am firmly opposed to several provisions in the FY12 NDAA that regulate the detention of terrorism suspects.  These provisions could be interpreted to authorize the indefinite military detention of American citizens who are ... Full Story

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