Tag Archives: Bennet

Senators Look To Re-Authorize Program Which Funds Rural Schools

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate leadership this week, asking them to include the re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program in any end of year legislation. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Question VA Over Wait Lists

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet recently sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, regarding the recent report from the VA Inspector General, which found unofficial wait lists at a Continue reading

Bennet Blasts Obamacare Repeal Effort

Democrat Senator Michael Bennet came out forcefully against the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, telling reporters yesterday the new Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act was disgraceful. Bennet says lawmakers would be better served by crafting narrow legislation aimed at addressing problems in the Continue reading

Bennet To Host Town Hall In Steamboat

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will host a Town Hall tomorrow in Steamboat. The Town Hall will give Senator Bennet the opportunity to listen to concerns and respond to questions from his constituents. Those interested in attending should arrive early, as space is limited. The Town Hall will take Continue reading

Senator Bennet Adviser In Craig Today To Discuss Coal Communities Empowerment Act

Charlie Anderson, a Senior Policy Adviser for US Senator Michael Bennet, will be in Craig this afternoon (Aug 11) to provide details on the Coal Communities Empowerment Act that Bennet introduced in the Senate last week. The Act would designate 90 counties Continue reading

CO Officials React To Trump Transgender Military Ban

Reaction from Colorado elected officials over President Trump’s decision yesterday to bar transgender people from serving in the military was swift and mostly bi-partisan. Republican Ken Buck who has been an adamant supporter of the president said in a statement, that any American who is physically and emotionally qualified should be allowed to serve. He added, that America needs a military comprised of patriots willing to Continue reading

Coloradan Named Deputy Secretary Of Interrior

Coloradan David Bernhardt was confirmed yesterday to become the Trump Administrations Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt, who is originally from Rifle, has held several positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior, including solicitor and chief legal officer. He was approved in a 53 to 43 vote, with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet splitting away from the majority of his Democrat Continue reading

Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

CO Senators Talk About Obamacare Replacement

Senator Cory Gardner says he’s currently reviewing the new GOP plan to replace Obama Care. Gardner was part of the group that put the replacement legislation together, but apparently, Thursday was the first time he’d seen the full bill. Gardner says the bill deserves Continue reading

Trump Signs Veterans Affairs Accountability Act

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, which makes it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees, was signed Friday by President Donald Trump.  The legislation makes it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation also creates an office within the VA designed to Continue reading

Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

Bill To Make It Easier To Discipline VA Employees

Both Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner voted to advance the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act out of the Senate Tuesday. The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation Continue reading