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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

US Senate, the NDAA and Treason

Numerous writers have expressed an opinion about the action of the U.S. Senate in passing the National Defense Authorization bill with the indefinite detention clause. Here is a link to one of the most provocative and a look at the crackdown on protests.   Does US Senate Commit Treason with NDAA Bill? from United Progressives by Jeanine Molloff  (about the author) December 1st, 2011, the US Senate accomplished the unthinkable–with the nearly unanimous passage of the ... Full Story

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 ... 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

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

    Editorial Opinion Are you a terrorist? The answer might surprise you. Why is this important? The U.S. Senate recently passed the Defense Authorization Bill with a little discussed amendment that effectively destroys the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth amendments, effectively gutting the Bill of Rights. See “Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights."This was all done in the name of combating terrorists, but applies to everyone, to anyone whom the ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

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