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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

House Votes on Welfare for Weed Bill

MARIJUANA-300The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana. It Continue reading

Gardner, Coffman, Vote to Maintain Immigration Program

IMMIGRATION SERVICESColorado Republican Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner both voted Friday to maintain a measure created by President Barack Obama granting work permits to immigrants brought here illegally as kids.  The two Congressmen – both seeking re-election in a state with a large Hispanic Continue reading

1800 Obama Rules and Regs Have No Congressional Approval

obamaCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) flagged reports yesterday that the Obama Administration, starting in 2012, implemented over 1800 rules and regulations-including 43 rules identified as major-without first reporting them to the House, Senate and General Accountability Office as required under the 1996 Continue reading

Tipton Votes for Transparency in Endangered Species Act

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to increase transparency under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing updates to ensure that the best publicly available scientific data is being utilized by the federal government when making listing decisions.  Under the Continue reading

Tipton to Monitor EPA Hearings from Washington, Pushes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he will be monitoring the EPA hearings on carbon emissions rules while working in Washington D.C.  Tipton says he is still trying to pass the REINS Act, which would limit the federal government’s authority to enact rules without legislative approval.  The EPA’s new rules have no legislative backing.  Tipton says Continue reading

Marijuana Banking Made Easier by Feds

MARIJUANA-300The House voted yesterday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.  The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Representative John Fleming to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks Continue reading

Tipton Casts Vote on Energy

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Wild West Radio talked with Representative Scott Tipton yesterday, right after a key energy vote.  The Planning for American Energy Act passed the House yesterday, and now moves on to the Senate, where it’s likely to face opposition from Democrats. Representative Cory Gardner also voted in favor of the bill, which aims to incorporate all forms of Continue reading

Colorado joins Lawsuit Against Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado has joined 19 other states in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare, also knows as the Affordable Care Act.  The lawsuit contends that the Act violates the Origination Clause, due to the fact the legislation began in the Senate rather than the House.  Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed the brief last Continue reading