Tag Archives: Michael Bennet

Bennet To Host Town Hall Friday

Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet will host a town hall Friday  at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The town hall will give the Senator an opportunity to address questions and concerns that people in the area may have. The Continue reading

Bills Introduced To Protect Public Lands

In a bi-partisan effort to protect public lands, Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have introduced 5 separate bills dealing with public land issues.  Gardner says he is proud to work Continue reading

Colorado Officials Respond To Travel Ban

While people from around the country and parts of the world continue to react to President Trump’s executive order, banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries for a period of time, elected officials around Colorado are also responding. US Representatives Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn have both come out in support of the travel ban, with Lamborn calling the executive order “prudent”. Congressman Scott Continue reading

CO Democrats Plan To Attend Trump Inauguration

Although 60 Democrat lawmakers plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration today, all the Democrat representatives from Colorado have announced plans to attend. Senator Michael Bennett, and Representatives Jared Polis, Ed Perlmutter and Diana DeGette have all stated they will be in attendance at Trump’s inauguration.  All campaigned for Hillary Clinton during November’s election, but plan to be at the inauguration to show their solidarity and Continue reading

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Bennet In Steamboat Thursday

BennetColorado Senator Michael Bennet will be in Steamboat Springs Thursday afternoon as part of his Get Out The Vote Bus Tour. The Senator will be at the Off the Beaten Path Book Store beginning at 1:30. During his visit Bennet will be talking to Continue reading

Bennet And Tipton Respond To Obama Address

obamaTwo Colorado Legislators released statements regarding last night’s State of Union Address by President Obama. Congressman Scott Tipton said that “President Obama gave a damage control speech and Americans are fed up with seven years of the President’s go it alone overreach that disregards the Constitution and excludes any ideas that aren’t his own.” Tipton also asked if, “the American people are better off than they were seven years ago when the President took office.” Continue reading

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

Lawmakers Want to Reauthorize Land Transaction Act

gardnerMICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner joined Senators Martin Heinrich and Dean Heller to introduce a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Marijuana Banking Bill

MARIJUANA-300Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner yesterday joined Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon to introduce the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, a bill to ensure that legal marijuana businesses can access banking services. Currently, marijuana businesses operating under Continue reading