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Udall Urges Senate Confirm Director Consumer Watchdog

    Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Empower Consumer Watchdog Agency, Confirm Director Giving CFPB a Leader would Help Agency Protect Consumers, Enforce Better Business Practices **Watch video of the speech here:   Today, Mark Udall spoke on the Senate floor about the critical need to confirm a director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for the first time ever, allowing for stronger protections for American consumers. The Senate is set to vote ... Full Story

Compromise Payroll Tax Bill

Compromise Payroll Tax Bill Paid For in Part by Udall's Legislation To End Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires As the Senate gears up to vote tomorrow on the proposed extension of the payroll tax cut, Mark Udall announced that part of the bill will include his bipartisan bill to keep millionaires from receiving unemployment benefits.  Udall's legislation, introduced with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), would ensure that unemployment benefits are used as a social safety net for people who ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Expand Payroll Tax

Press Release Today, Mark Udall issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-49 against expanding the payroll tax cuts. Earlier this week, Udall urged his colleagues to pass the bill because it would lower the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers and help business owners boost the economy. "I'm very disappointed that the Senate did not extend the payroll tax cut that would have given some relief to Colorado's struggling workers. Some leading economists estimate that ... Full Story

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage Bark Beetle Epidemic

 Requested Report Last Year to Fine-Tune Public Safety, Mitigation Approach Plans Further Actions to Help Clear Colorado’s Dead Forests, Rejuvenate Forest-Management Industry Today, Mark Udall announced the findings from a report he requested from the U.S. Forest Service to study the bark beetle epidemic that has consumed millions of acres of Western forests. The report looks at the conditions that contributed ... Full Story

Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Middle-Income

Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Middle-Income Americans, Small Businesses by Expanding Payroll Tax Cuts

  Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Middle-Income Americans, Small Businesses by Expanding Payroll Tax Cuts Releases County-by-County Report on Potential Effect of Payroll Tax Cut on CO Families Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to expand the payroll tax cuts that were enacted last year, lowering the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers, helping business owners bolster our still-recovering economy and saving the average family around a thousand ... Full Story

Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Dacono

  Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Dacono on December 12 Coloradans Needing Help with Federal Agencies are Invited to Come by  On Monday, December 12, 2011, a representative of  U. S. Senator Mark Udall will hold office hours in Dacono.  Udall's Regional Director, Pamela Shaddock, will be available to answer questions and help Coloradans who need assistance with any issues involving federal agencies. WHEN: Monday, December 12  4:00 p.m. - 5:30 ... Full Story

Udall’s Newsletter Update

Udall’s Newsletter Update

    Mark's Newsletter Update: $15,000,000,000,000
 November 23, 2011   Dear Fellow Coloradan, This month, the United States hit an unfortunate milestone. Our national debt officially passed $15 trillion – an enormous number that represents a serious threat not just to our economy, but also to our national security. This week, the bipartisan congressional "super committee" was unable to reach a deal to cut at least $1.2 trillion from our national debt ... Full Story

Udall, 7 Other Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment

  Press Release Defense Authorization Amendment Creates Registry for Open-Air Burn Pit Victims   Today, Mark Udall announced he has joined seven other senators in introducing a bipartisan amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to create a national registry of service members and veterans impacted by open air burn pits, helping identify and take better care of those affected.  Co-sponsoring the amendment are senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bob Corker ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to Reach Agreement to Reduce National Debt

    In response to news that the super committee has failed to reach a deficit reduction deal, Mark Udall issued the following statement urging Congress to bring the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal to the floor of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Today's news is disappointing and frustrating for Coloradans who want leaders capable of making tough decisions and guiding our nation through ... Full Story

Plan B for Afghanistan

Plan B for Afghanistan

  U.S. Senator Mark Udall The hard truth is that it is time for the United States to adopt more realistic goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We must acknowledge that there will not be a military solution to the Afghanistan conflict – there can only be a political one – and that requires Pakistan to take responsibility and be held accountable for its actions.  If peace can’t be achieved by 2014 when our combat troops are set to leave, we need a Plan B that leaves Afghanistan ... Full Story

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