Tag Archives: Bennet

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

Bennet Town Hall In Glenwood, Streaming Available

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will be holding a Town Hall this weekend in Glenwood Springs. Senator Bennet is hosting the event to hear concerns, and respond to questions from constituents. The town hall will be held Friday from 5:15 to 6:15 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Attendees should show up Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Trump’s Paris Decision

Colorado elected officials offered mixed reactions yesterday following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement concerning climate change and carbon emissions. Rep. Ken Buck praised the President, calling the pull-out “a win for Colorado”, while Senator Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper said they believe the Continue reading

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