Tag Archives: Cory Gardner

Coloradans To Pay More For Insurance

Health-Insurance-Rates-294The Colorado Division of Insurance announced earlier this week that premiums for individual insurance plans are expected to increase by over 20% in Colorado in 2017. The news comes on the heels of a May announcement from United Health Care and Humana in which the companies declared they will no longer offer individual plans for Colorado residents in 2017. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced in June that approximately Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

Senator Gardner Calls for Answers on Homegrown Terror

gardnerColorado’s Junior U.S. Senator Cory Gardner was one of eleven Republican Senators that sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and Secretary of State John Kerry asking for answers on questions related to domestic terror. Following a failure of the background check system which in 2013 allowed two terrorists Continue reading

Lawmakers Want to Reauthorize Land Transaction Act

gardnerMICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner joined Senators Martin Heinrich and Dean Heller to introduce a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the Continue reading

Lawmakers Express Disappointment No Appeal was Filed in ColoWyo Case

coloyowYesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell a follow-up letter expressing disappointment with the Interior Department’s Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Marijuana Banking Bill

MARIJUANA-300Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner yesterday joined Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon to introduce the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, a bill to ensure that legal marijuana businesses can access banking services. Currently, marijuana businesses operating under Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Changes in Rural Broadband Funding

internetColorado’s rural communities were well represented last week in two separate letters to the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to update how rural companies receive funding for voice and broadband services. A bipartisan U.S. Senate letter featured signatures from 61 members, including Senators Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Act Introduced in House

sage_grouse-300Last week, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) helped introduce the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act (H.R.1997) in the House. The bill, of which Tipton is an original co-sponsor, seeks to empower state-based sage grouse recovery efforts in lieu of a one-size-fits-all federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing that Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading