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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Senate’

Oil subsidies

Oil subsidies

Do they get money because of the way they vote, or do they vote because they get money?    

Congress: see how they voted

Congress: see how they voted

The Washington Post has created a link to look at the votes of both houses of congress, back as far as the 102nd Congress.       Congressional votes database               Explore the database House votes Senate votes

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes,

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes, Create Jobs In Letter to USDA, Senators Urge Secretary Vilsack to Find a Resolution that Ensures a Competitive Trade Environment in Mexico for U.S. Potato Producers Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging him to prioritize advancing an agreement that will help U.S. potato growers increase their access to markets in Mexico.  Vilsack is scheduled to meet with Mexico's ... Full Story

VA and DOD Partner to Notify Veterans of Eligibility

At Udall's Request, VA and DOD Partner to Notify Veterans of Eligibility for a Disability Benefits Review Following a request he sent in August, Mark Udall announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense’s Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) will work together to notify 77,000 post-9/11 veterans that they are potentially eligible to receive increased disability benefits if they appeal the decision made when they left the military. Per Udall's ... Full Story

RIP: Fourth Amendment

  The Defense Authorization Bill amendment allowing for indefinite detention of American citizens is described by  William Fisher in Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention  as “Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and  is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933." This is certainly no laughing matter, but satirist Jon Stewart brings ... Full Story

Where’s my refund

County-by-County Breakdown: Bennet Urges Coloradans to Claim Undelivered Tax Returns   1,705 Coloradans Have Tax Returns Available for Claim – Individual County Numbers Below   Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Coloradans who have not receive the tax return they are owed to check the Internal Revenue Service’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov to claim their undelivered checks. In all, 1,705 Colorado taxpayers are due refund checks this year ... Full Story

Colorado senators ask for delay on Post Offices

Bennet, Udall Push for Six-Month Moratorium on Rural Post Office Closings or Consolidations in Colorado and Across the Country Moratorium Would Allow Congress to Address Problem Through Comprehensive Postal Service Reform Latest in Series of Efforts to Prevent Rural and Mountain Post Office Closings Across Colorado Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today pushed for a six-month moratorium on the closing or consolidation of area mail processing facilities and ... Full Story

Udall Advocates Presidential Recess Appointment for

  Says Consumers Suffer While Watchdog Agency is Without Leader  After Senate Republicans today blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mark Udall called on President Obama to confirm Cordray via a "recess appointment" during Congress's holiday break.  Given Republicans' vocal refusal to consider any nominee to lead the consumer watchdog agency without changes to its previously debated and approved structure, Udall believes ... Full Story

Investigate and Account for All of War Dead who Went

Press Release   Udall: Investigate and Account for All of War Dead who Went Through Dover Mortuary As Preliminary Number of Mishandled Remains Surfaces, Udall Renews Call to Fire Officials Responsible   Today, after hearing further reports that Dover Air Force Base improperly disposed of the remains of American service members in a Virginia landfill, Mark Udall demanded that Air Force officials immediately search the records of every fallen service member who passed through the base ... Full Story

Udall Statement in Commemoration of the 70th

Udall Statement in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack Today, Mark Udall released the following statement in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. "Seventy years ago today, the attack on Pearl Harbor shocked our nation and changed the course of history. I join with all Coloradans in remembering the men and women who gave their lives on that infamous day. We also salute the veterans and survivors of Pearl Harbor who are still with us. Their ... Full Story

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