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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

Senators Look To Make It Easier To Study Marijuana

Senator Cory Gardner has joined the effort to make it easier to conduct scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. Gardner and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017 this week.  Gardner says the medical community Continue reading

Gardner To Host Town Hall In Grand Junction

Senator Cory Gardner will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow in Grand Junction. The public is encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The event will allow Garner to hear and address the concerns of his constituents. The town hall will be held at the Moss Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Rescission Of DACA

President Trump’s announcement that he’d end the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, prompted a varied reaction from Colorado politicians. DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants, whose parents brought them to Continue reading

Denver Considered As Location For BLM

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke reportedly plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington D.C. to the western United States, an idea first proposed by Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. According to reports, along with the BLM office, Zinke is also considering moving the US Fish and Wildlife 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