Tag Archives: House of Representatives

Number Of Wyoming Students Per Class May Go Up

A bill has been introduced in the Wyoming House of Representatives that would increase the amount of students allowed in a classroom in the state. If passed the bill would permit up to 24 students per classroom in all state schools grades k through 12. The current Continue reading

US House Looks To Nullify Obama Regulations

Two bills were passed by the US House of Representatives last week aimed at rolling back regulations instituted by President Obama in the final months of his presidency. Both could have major implications on the economy of Northwest Colorado.  The Midnight Rules Relief Act will allow congress to review and void the regulations Continue reading

Local Areas To Gain Control Over Controlled Burns

controlled-burns-300A bill that would give local governments more control over prescribed burns that happen in their area was recently passed out of the US House of Representatives. The Prescribed Burn Approval Act will require the federal government to coordinate with state and local fire officials before initiating a Continue reading

Gail Schwartz In Craig Tuesday

Gail SchwartzGail Schwartz, the Democratic candidate to represent Colorado’s District 3 in the United States House of Representatives will be in Craig Tuesday afternoon. Schwartz is facing off against Republican incumbent Scott Tipton. Schwartz will be at Continue reading

NW Colorado Lands May Be Protected From BLM

BLM-entering-public-land-30A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would protect land in Jackson, Mesa and Delta counties from being declared as wilderness area by the Bureau of Land Management. The Western Colorado Wilderness Study Area Release Act Continue reading

Senate Considers Imposing New Mine Royalties

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) are introducing a bill to reform antiquated hardrock mining laws. On the three-month anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill, the senators are introducing the Hardrock Continue reading

House Passes Forest Foundation Bill

nffThe House of Representatives has passed a bill to ensure the National Forest Foundation (NFF) will continue to have the resources it needs to enhance and protect national forests and 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

Tipton Continues Fight for Water Rights

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Tuesday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) took federal land management agencies to task for continued administrative attempts to take private water rights without compensation and interfere with users’ access to their private property rights. During an oversight hearing in the House Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Healthy Forests Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Underscoring the devastating consequences of catastrophic wildfire on the environment, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced legislation to escalate proactive forest management and increase local input in federal public land management decisions. The Healthy Forest Management Act of 2015 seeks to Continue reading

House Votes Again to Repeal Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted again to repeal the President’s failed healthcare law. H.R. 596 would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and instruct House committees to submit an alternative plan. In the last Congress, the House voted three times to fully repeal Obamacare. The bills were blocked by Harry Continue reading

Tipton Seeks to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the House of Representatives to ensure that veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home. Continue reading