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House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading

Lawmakers Want Compensation for Fracking Bans

frackingColorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their Continue reading

Hickenlooper Makes Deal to Legislate Fracking

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.  The 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 Votes in Favor of Three Higher Education Measures

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Stressing the need for greater flexibility and transparency in higher education, Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to advance three pieces of legislation this week to promote innovative competency-based learning, and provide students and parents with information needed to make sound decisions on academic programs and tuition financing options.  The Continue reading

Tipton Introduces Protection for Private Land Owners from Feds

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has introduced two pieces of legislation to protect private landowners from federal land management agency errors, and increase transparency in federal land exchanges and acquisitions.  In 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a resurvey of federal land in Mesa County. The BLM initiates resurveys Continue reading

Tipton Does Not Support Park Status for Monument

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Citing a lack of community consensus and support, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) announced yesterday that he will not draft or introduce any legislation that attempts to change the status of the Colorado National Monument to a national park, and will also actively oppose any attempts to do so in the House of Representatives. Tipton has stated throughout a two year Continue reading

Elder Abuse Law Goes Into Effect Tuesday

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper talked Friday about a law taking effect Tuesday that seeks to increase reporting of elder abuse.  The legislation that was passed last year classifies any person who is 70 or older as an “at-risk” elder, and requires certain health professionals and social workers to report Continue reading

Tipton Stresses Need for Public Input on Forest Plan

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed the need for legislation to require the Forest Service to collaborate with affected local communities on travel management plans before implementing the rules. During the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation legislative hearing, Tipton questioned witnesses on Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Want Bonuses Eliminated at Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANSYesterday, Colorado Congressmen Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn introduced legislation to prevent senior employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from receiving bonuses until the backlog of disability claims at the VA has been resolved. This legislation also Continue reading

Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Compromise Gets Resistance

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Governor Hickenlooper’s attempt to compromise on legislation that would simultaneously give local governments more control over oil and gas operations, yet protect the rights of a company to drill, has Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Sage Grouse Protection Legislation

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, Montana Congressman Steve Daines and Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act. This legislation would prevent the Sage grouse from being Continue reading