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Monday, October 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Senate’

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 ... 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. ... Full Story

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

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

  The Defense Authorization Bill before congress has provisions that remove long standing constitutional protections for Americans and is another assault on our individual rights. These violations are being championed by those whose mantra has been "going back to the constitution." The speak one thing and do the opposite. This is a very dangerous precedent. The bill also includes an amendment that would authorizeHere the use of torture. Torture is against international law and this ... Full Story

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask,

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Udall Successfully Helps Lead U.S. Senate on Final Bipartisan Vote to Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Senate Passes Bill Allowing Department of Defense to Responsibly Implement New Policy Today the U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill, cosponsored by Mark Udall, that will repeal the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and will task the U.S. Department of Defense with implementing the new policy in a way that protects our national security.  Earlier in the day, the Senate ... Full Story

In support of Romanoff

In support of Romanoff

Dear Friends and Neighbors: The other day I was walking door to door for Romanoff when I knocked on the door of a registered voter who told me that she no longer votes. I have always maintained that if one is disgusted by politics one should participate more, not less, since how else will things change. It turned out, however, that the woman was a Jehovah’s Witness, and although I didn’t know it, they don’t vote. Since I have a commitment to democracy and voting, ... Full Story

Andrew Romanoff Visits Berthoud

Andrew Romanoff Visits Berthoud

By Treva Heiser Area citizens gathered at the home of Bill Wendt  to hear Andrew Romanoff, Democratic candidate for the US Senate, speak on issues related to the environment, developing alternative energy resources, the need to reform the way Washington works and increase the power of the people . . . . . . . . Reasons given by those who attended varied. Dave Kramer from Johnstown, Ray Hupp of Loveland, and teenagers Javan Wendt and Daniel Heiser had not met Romanoff ... Full Story

No better choice than Andrew Romanoff

There is clearly no better choice than Andrew Romanoff in this year’s U. S. Senate race! I first met Andrew in 2004, shortly before he became Speaker of the State House of Representatives. Since then, I have been consistently impressed with his incisive grasp of complex issues, his ability to discuss them in understandable terms, and his proven commitment to respectful service on behalf of all Coloradans. I also find his sense of humor and his down-to-earth manner refreshing in someone of ... Full Story

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