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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Udall’

Rocky Mountain National Park is Underfunded, Under

Rocky Mountain National Park is Underfunded, Under Threat

  New Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center Analysis Details Impacts of Budget Cuts to Beloved Parks By Lindsey A Wilson, Field Associate Environment Colorado Denver - As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Rocky Mountain National Park as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service. “At Rocky ... Full Story

Udall Renews Call for Better Access to Mexican Markets

Udall Renews Call for Better Access to Mexican Markets

During National Potato Council Visit to D.C., Udall Highlights Efforts to Support CO Farmers During the National Potato Council's annual visit to Washington, D.C., today, Mark Udall advocated for continued pressure on Mexico to relax its restrictions on market access for U.S. agricultural products, speaking to approximately 125 potato farmers from across the country about some of his efforts to support the potato industry and Colorado's rural economies and agricultural ... Full Story

Udall, Murkowski Lead Call to Permanently End

  Senators also Call for Congress to Follow up by Holding Bipartisan Retreats Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall (CO) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) renewed their bipartisan call for members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to sit together during the president's State of the Union address on Jan. 24. Last year, the two Senators teamed up in a call to end the longstanding custom of sitting divided by party during the president's speech - with lawmakers on one side of ... Full Story

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado

Udall, Bennet, Tipton Announce 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado Tree will come from White River National Forest near Meeker Watch the Video HERE Today, U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton proudly announced that the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be selected from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker. The U.S. Forest Service will work with local officials over the next year to pick candidate trees, from ... Full Story

Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his

Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his Balanced Budget Amendment As a reminder, Udall's amendment: • Requires that the federal budget be balanced each year unless 3/5ths of each House (60 votes in the Senate) vote to waive it for national emergencies. • Requires the President to submit a budget each year that is balanced. • Allows the requirement to be waived when the U.S. is in a declared time of war. • Creates a Social Security lockbox that protects the ... Full Story

Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee

  Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee, Vows to Continue Working for Consensus on Detention Provisions to Prevent Presidential Veto Defense Authorization Passes Senate; Bill will Help Military Save Money and Lives   Mark Udall released the following statement after voting last night with his Senate colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.  Udall was selected as a member of the conference committee that will ... Full Story

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 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, Bennet Urge Colorado Stakeholders to Comment

Udall, Bennet Urge Colorado Stakeholders to Comment as Administration Takes Next Step in Resolving U.S.-Mexico Trucking Dispute Today, as the administration announced that it would begin an open comment period on its proposal to resolve a cross-border trucking dispute with Mexico, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet encouraged Coloradans to make their voices heard on the issue, which affects hundreds of the state’s agricultural producers, processors and workers. President Obama ... Full Story

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO Today, as international coalition forces continued to make progress in their push to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya, Mark Udall reiterated his belief that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi gave the international community no choice but to launch military action.  But Udall, a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Intelligence committees, added that he has a number of concerns about the future of the U.S. role in the conflict.  Ultimately, ... Full Story

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