Tag Archives: Congress

Hickenlooper Announces Salazar Retirement

john-salazar-flag-293Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that John Salazar, Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture, will retire at the beginning of January 2015. He has served in the role since 2011. The announcement came in a press release. Salazar served three terms representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Veteran’s Affairs Committee, and the Continue reading

McConnell Determined to Slow Down EPA

mcconnellIncoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says his top priority is reining in the EPA, and reversing new carbon pollution laws. McConnell says it won’t be easy to block the regulations, because he feels the only good tool to do it is the spending process. But McConnell says he’s angry that President Obama unilaterally included a Continue reading

Udall Picks Up LGBT Endorsement

mark-udall-300Udall for Colorado yesterday welcomed the announcement of support from One Colorado, the state’s leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender advocacy group. During his time in Congress, Senator Udall has been a steadfast champion for the LGBT community. As a member of the Armed Service Committee, he led Continue reading

Marijuana Businesses Making Political Contributions

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors. Marijuana businesses are using some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons Continue reading

Tipton Searches for Academy Candidates

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) office is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015. Each year members of Congress are able to nominate a limited number of people from their districts to the U.S. Service Academies-including the Air Force, West Point, Continue reading

Republicans to Introduce Energy Bills

REPUBLICANSeveral energy bills will be introduced in the House today that are geared more toward voters than Congress. Republicans have put together a package of energy bills that contradict the Obama administration’s energy and climate policies. While the lawmakers know the package will be among the hundreds of bills they have already Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Release Tax Returns

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado’s governor and his challenger have released years of personal tax returns. The records given to the media yesterday showed Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper made about $467,000 in 2012. Continue reading

Tri-State Releases Statement on EPA Rules

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission Association has released a statement concerning the EPA’s carbon emissions hearings.  The release says Continue reading

Tipton Bill Would Prohibit Federal Funds to be Used in Listing Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee included Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) language to prohibit the use of any funds under the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to be used to list the Gunnison or Greater Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered species. The bill Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading

Investigation Into Obama’s Prisoner Exchange Begins Wednesday

obamaThe first major action on the investigation into President Obama’s prisoner exchange will occur Wednesday, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set to appear before the House Committee on Armed Services to answer questions about why the White House failed to notify Congress 30 days prior to the President Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers React to New EPA Rule

EPA-300Colorado lawmakers are split, mostly along party lines, when it comes to reactions to the EPA’s rollout of new carbon emission control measures yesterday.  Both Senators, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall praised the new rules as a victory in the fight against climate change.  The rules are expected to cost Americans Continue reading