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Friday, October 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Congress’

Gardner to Labor Secretary: Abandon new rules

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – In light of proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is asking U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to abandon the new rules, saying they would threaten Colorado agriculture and opportunities for aspiring young farmers. The proposed revisions would prohibit children on farms from participating in a variety of activities including operating a tractor, applying pesticides and working with livestock.  Children would also be ... Full Story

Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Press Release   VOTE ALERT: Representative Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut Today, Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) voted for a third time to let House Republicans leave Washington for their holiday vacation without voting to extend the $1,000 payroll tax for 2.5 million Colorado families. Gardner has protected tax breaks for the ultra wealthy but failed to protect middle income families for this payroll tax increase at the end of the year. “It’s a sure ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Support of STOCK Act

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, released the following statement today announcing his support of House Resolution 1148, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Tim Walz (MN) and Louise Slaughter (NY), would prohibit members of Congress and federal employees from trading stocks based on non-public information obtained on the job. “I am co-sponsoring the STOCK Act because I strongly believe it’s ... Full Story

Tipton Votes to Protect Rural Jobs

  Press Release Washington, D.C. –Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement following the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act. H.R. 1633 seeks to protect family farmers and ranchers, and other small rural businesses from potential new federal dust regulations. Additionally, it provides greater flexibility for states and local governments to manage dust in rural areas. "As a member of both the House Agriculture and Small Business ... Full Story

Gardner votes to prevent EPA regulation of farm dust

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and his colleagues in the House have passed a bill, H.R. 1633, which would protect agriculture from unrestrained dust regulations that are harmful to jobs in rural Colorado. “In case the administration hasn’t noticed, agriculture involves a lot of dirt – we drive down unpaved roads, plow fields and work with livestock. Trying to over regulate the dust stirred up from these activities, which are routine to rural life, would ... Full Story

Tipton: Support Economic Growth, Job Creation and

Press Release Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement urging his colleagues in the House of Representatives to join him in reining in out of control regulations and pass the REINS Act (H.R. 10—Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011). The REINS Act, of which Tipton is a co-sponsor, is a piece of the Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators. The measure will require congressional approval of any federal regulation with an ... Full Story

Tipton to Tidwell: Permit Process “Not Even

Tipton to Tidwell: Permit Process “Not Even Handed”

Tells Forest Service Chief that enforcement of new water clause could result in job losses at Powderhorn and other ski areas Washington, DC—In an effort to protect jobs and private water rights at Powderhorn and other ski areas, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) today urged U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to return to the use of the 2004 water clause and allow for adjustments moving forward. Earlier this month, Tipton participated in a Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, ... Full Story

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