Tag Archives: Administration

Republicans Respond To Obama With A “Better Way”

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300The Better Way Program has been created by U.S. House republicans in a response to policies enacted by the Obama administration. The plan looks to restore constitutional authority, foster new jobs and economic growth, ensure affordable and accessible health care, and protect Americans from threats both home and abroad. Colorado Congressman Continue reading

States Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan

clean-power-planOral arguments begin Tuesday in the law suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states, including Colorado, in an effort to challenge the regulations in a United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. The United States Supreme Court recently issued a stay against the Clean Power Plan in February. The Clean Power Plan was enacted by the Obama administration in an Continue reading

Make Sure Your Children Are Properly Restrained

cps-weekThe Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week which started yesterday and will run through Saturday. As part of the week CDOT is raising awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with booster seats and seat belts. Last year in Colorado eight children under the age of 12 died in car crashes. 6 of the 8 that Continue reading

Moffat County School Budget Approved

Moffat-County-School-DistriThursday, teachers, administrators and the public voiced there objections and opinions about the proposed school district budget for next year at a public hearing.  Following the hearing the Moffat County School Boards decided to pass the budget as proposed for the upcoming school year. The conflicts over budget cuts were due to declining Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Continue reading

Tipton On EPA’s ‘Covert Propaganda’ Campaign

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that even the Administration’s illegal ‘covert propaganda’ effort has failed to build support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), an attempt to expand federal control over private and state-governed surface water rights. A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week concluded that the EPA Continue reading

House Votes Again to Dismantle Obamacare

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton voted last week with his colleagues to pass legislation to repeal the key provisions of Obamacare, effectively dismantling the law. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which uses a fast-track reconciliation process to force the Senate to vote on the bill would repeal Continue reading

Forest Service Withdraws Proposed Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThe U.S. Forest Service has officially withdrawn its proposed Groundwater Management Directive, an initiative highly criticized as an attempt by the federal government to control and regulate all bodies of water in the U.S. The directive would have caused major problems for farmers and ranchers, as it would have included Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Speak Out Against New EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONColorado Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton have spoken out against the EPA’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The rule expands the EPA’s reach to include any body of water in the U.S. Rivers and streams, agricultural reservoirs, ponds, ditches, and more are now under the protection Continue reading

McConnell Calls on States to Fight Costly Clean Air Rules

EPA-300Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging states to reject the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new Clean Air Rules, by refusing to send in state plans. Each state has different target standards they will be required to reach when and if the rules take effect. In an op-ed piece, McConnell said “The Continue reading

House Votes Again to Repeal Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted again to repeal the President’s failed healthcare law. H.R. 596 would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and instruct House committees to submit an alternative plan. In the last Congress, the House voted three times to fully repeal Obamacare. The bills were blocked by Harry Continue reading

Senators Want Answers on Rural Health Care

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A group of 32 senators are conveying concerns to the Administration that federal rules for health care facilities do not adequately consider the needs of rural communities. In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the senators pressed for details about whether and how the Continue reading