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Gardner And Bennet Sound Off On Taxes

The US Senate passed their tax overhaul bill Tuesday along party lines. Due to procedural issues, The House of Representatives will vote on the bill again Wednesday morning.  It is expected to hit President Trump’s desk for a signature Wednesday before noon. After the bill was passed by the Senate. Democrat Senator Michael Bennet who voted against the bill said tax reform should have addressed the Continue reading

Bill To Fix Congressional Sexual Harassment Complaint Process

Bi –partisan legislation has been introduced that would overhaul the process sexual harassment victims have to go through when reporting a claim against a member of Congress. Senator Cory Gardner was part of the group of Senators who introduced the bill, which would also prevent tax payer funds from being used to settle claims, and would allow  public disclosure whenever sexual Continue reading

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

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists 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

Gardner Applauds North Korea Terror Designation

President Trump announced this week that his administration would re-designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. North Korea was designated a state sponsor of terror in 1988, but that designation was eliminated by the Bush administration in 2008, in an attempt to salvage a fragile deal where North Korea would halt its Continue reading

Colorado VA Facilities Used Improper Wait Lists

Colorado Veteran Affairs facilities used improper wait lists, according to a new report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The agency released a report last week confirming that VA staff kept unauthorized wait lists for group therapy sessions, instead of using the department’s official wait list Continue reading

Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

Senate Introduces Legislation To Simplify Taxes

The U.S Senate introduced legislation yesterday to simplify the tax code in the United States, to help provide tax relief to the American people. According to a summary of the bill from the Senate Committee on Finance, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” provides responsible middle-class tax relief by cutting tax Continue reading

Republicans Release Plan To “Fix” Tax Code

House and Senate republicans released the outline of their tax overhaul plan yesterday. The plan,  called “United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” calls for the consolidation of the seven tax brackets under the current system to three.  The brackets will be 12 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

Trump Follows Gardner’s Proposal, Institutes New Sanctions On North Korea

Senator Cory Gardener applauded President Trump’s announcement yesterday that his administration will go after individuals, businesses and banks involved in trade with North Korea. Gardner says the steps the Trump administration announced are what he has been calling for and is a Continue reading