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UPDATE: Bennet and Gardner Talk Gorsuch Confirmation

The US Senate voted today to confirm Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s confirmation was extremely partisan, with Republican Senators invoking the Nuclear Option yesterday to prevent Democrats from filibustering the nomination.  The Nuclear Option allowed Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. While Democrat Michael Bennet did not support his party’s filibuster of the Continue reading

Bennet’s Staff In NW Colorado To Talk Farming

Members from US Senator Michael Bennet’s staff will be conducting Farm Bill listening sessions next week in Northwest Colorado. Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has scheduled the sessions to gather input and comments from local stakeholders, which will help guide future updates to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill regulates national food and farm policy including Continue reading

Proposed Tax Incentives For Coal Communities

coalplugMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid met with Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet recently to discuss the formation of Coal Community Empowerment Zones in Colorado. An empowerment zone is a federally designated area, where businesses and governments receive specific tax credits, designed to encourage hiring and Continue reading

Millions Of Dollars Could Return To NW Colorado

US SenateAn amendment that would force the federal government to return tens of millions of dollars collected from oil and gas leases in Northwest Colorado was introduced earlier this week in the US senate. The amendment was co sponsored by Colorado US Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner. The Oil and gas revenues were collected Continue reading

How To Attend A Service Academy

military plaquesHigh school students that are interested in attending a United States service academy are invited to attend an information day this Saturday. The meeting will take place at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Representatives from the offices of Continue reading

Interior Official Tours Trapper

Trapper-Mine-300A representative from the department of interior is in Northwest Colorado to tour the Trapper mine today. Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management took a tour of Twentymile mine in Routt County yesterday. During her visit to the mine today Schneider plans to meet with representatives from Continue reading

Bennet Advocates For Completion Of Trapper EA

Trapper-Mine-300Colorado Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter yesterday asking that the environmental assessment being preformed on the Trapper Mine by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation be completed before the April 30th deadline. In the letter sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Bennet emphasized the importance of the mines Continue reading

High Time To Allow Marijuana Businesses To Bank

MARIJUANA-300Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a group of senators from Oregon and Washington have written a letter asking federal financial regulators to come up with clear guidelines to allow financial institutions to service legal marijuana businesses. These guidelines would make it easier Continue reading

Tipton and Bennet Respond To Presidents Gitmo Proposal

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton responded yesterday to President Obama’s speech where he proposed closing the Guantanamo Bay prison before the end of his term in office. If the President moves ahead with a plan one of the possible locations to relocate detainees is the Supermax Prison in Florence Colorado. While Bennet and Tipton rarely agree, they both have come out against any call by the president to move the Guantanamo prisoners into prisons located in the United States. In his response to the President speech, Tipton stated that he believes Continue reading