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Monday, October 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Senator’

Committee to Reduce Government Waste

Editors note: If waste is so rampant, why has nothing been done before? The following oped is is mostly political rhetoric that surfaces when ever budget cutting is talked about. The amount to be saved is probably overstated and the time period is not specified. It is a drop in the bucket of what is needed to balance the budget, much less reduce the national debt. Unfortunately, the politicians will not discuss what is really needed to deal with the debt, increase taxes and reduce military ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Equal Pay Day

  Today, Mark Udall released the following statement to recognize Equal Pay Day: “As a father and a husband, it saddens me that women are still getting paid on average 77 cents to the dollar that men get for doing the same work,” Udall said.  “Our economic recovery can only be as strong as the productivity of our workers.  When half our workforce is unfairly told their work isn’t as valuable as that of their male counterparts, we cripple our own progress.  I support ... Full Story

Udall Continues Fight for Bark-Beetle Mitigation

By Senator Mark Udall If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? How about an entire forest? Every spring and summer, the bark beetle epidemic in Colorado’s forests takes on added dimensions. Rather than the green and gold we’ve used as backdrops to family portraits and souvenir postcards, receding snows reveal new swaths of rust-red forest that have succumbed to bark beetles. Colorado is ground zero for the bark beetle epidemic, which has left millions of acres of dead ... Full Story

Udall Statement on U.S. Military Action in Libya

Today, Mark Udall made the following statement on U.S. action in Libya: “Like all Americans, I deplore and condemn the violence against Libyans who are asserting their rights to basic freedoms.  Colonel Qaddafi has been a brutal dictator and is viciously attacking his own people in order to maintain control, and he gave the international community no choice but to act . “Importantly, the United States is acting in concert with the United Nations.  France, Britain and other nations ... Full Story

Information Regarding Japanese Relief Efforts on

  Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has posted information on his website for Coloradans who are interested in supporting Japanese relief efforts.  Coloradans can visit bennet.senate.gov and scroll down to click on the “Help for Japan” link to access information and links to a list of organizations currently responding to the earthquake and tsunami.  Those seeking information about specific U.S. citizens in Japan should contact Bennet’s office or send an ... Full Story

Udall Unveils Roadmap

Udall Unveils Roadmap to Create Jobs, Reduce National Debt and Streamline Government Plan Will Guide Udall Agenda for Legislation in New Congress   Today, Mark Udall launched his plan to get the state’s—and country’s—economy back on track: Colorado Winning the Global Economic Race.  His roadmap calls for a three-pronged approach: reducing the national debt, support for innovation, and reform from within. Udall developed his plan after talking with Colorado small-business ... Full Story

Bennet Backs Bill to End Veterinarian Shortfall in

14 Colorado Counties Have too Few Food Animal Veterinarians   Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has joined a bipartisan push to address the shortfall of veterinarians in underserved rural communities across Colorado and the country. The bipartisan Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act, which Bennet is cosponsoring, would bolster the nation’s veterinary workforce by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in ... Full Story

Bennet Statement on Senate Budget Votes

  Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement following the defeat of the House and Senate bills to fund the federal government through September. Bennet voted against both bills. “Reducing our debt and deficit requires a realistic and comprehensive approach and the Fiscal Commission has provided us with a blueprint. Any plan to tackle our fiscal crisis must make a material difference in reducing the deficit and everyone should be ... Full Story

Udall: Republicans and Democrats Need to get Serious

Votes Against Both R and D Proposals – Neither Represents a Viable Path Forward Saying that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans had come up with an acceptable plan for funding the government through the end of the year, Mark Udall today voted against proposals drawn up by leaders in both parties.  He released the following statement after the vote: “It’s time for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to trade their swords for pencils and start working together on a viable ... Full Story

Udall supports Dream Act

Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to follow his lead and vote for the DREAM Act. While the bill failed because it was filibustered by opponents, Udall will continue to support efforts to pass it so that all young people can earn the opportunity to realize the American dream. Udall released the following statement: “This is an important issue that affects the lives of so many young people who only want the opportunity to live the American dream – and know of no other ... Full Story

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