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Legislation To Benefit Ski Towns

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have cosponsored a bill that would allow local forest service agencies to keep more of the money received from ski area permitting. Under current law, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Continue reading

Millions Coming Back To NW Colorado Counties

Almost $18 million will be returned to Northwest Colorado from oil and gas lease revenue collected through 2008, to clean up the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, announced earlier this week that the Department of Interior would distribute the excess Continue reading

Gardner “Disappointed” That Immigration Fix Failed

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner released a statement, after the US Senate failed to advance he and Bennet’s immigration reform legislation, or any other fixes to the country’s immigration challenges during yesterdays debates. Gardner says the United States immigration Continue reading

CO Senators Introduce Immigration Legislation

While the immigration debate rages on in Washington D.C., Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have introduced bi-partisan legislation they say addresses the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, and would also increase border security. The legislation allocates $25 billion dollars to go towards increased border security Continue reading

Senators Respond To State Of The Union

Colorado’s Senators both responded to the President’s State of the Union speech last night. Republican Senator Cory Gardner applauded the President’s speech, highlighting his call for unity, saying the goals the president outlined will “serve Continue reading

Senators Reach Tentative Immigration Agreement

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet reached a potential agreement with a bi-partisan group of 4 other senators concerning immigration, border security, and the future of the Deferred Action for Continue reading

CO Senators Talk Immigration With Trump

Both Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner took part in a meeting with President Trump yesterday concerning immigration reform. The meeting focused on finding a citizenship solution for kids brought to the United States illegally by their parents, also known as dreamers, with the group also Continue reading

UPDATE: Memo Repeals Federal Protection For Marijuana States

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo Thursday which ends an Obama-era policy protecting states with legalized recreational marijuana. The Obama administration instituted protections for states with legalized marijuana in 2013, protecting them from federal regulations, so long as state officials were able to keep marijuana Continue reading

Senators Offer Condolences After Shooting

In response to the shooting that took the life of a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy over the weekend and injured several others, Senator’s Cory Gardner and Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Sound Off On Taxes

The US Senate passed their tax overhaul bill Tuesday along party lines. Due to procedural issues, The House of Representatives will vote on the bill again Wednesday morning.  It is expected to hit President Trump’s desk for a signature Wednesday before noon. After the bill was passed by the Senate. Democrat Senator Michael Bennet who voted against the bill said tax reform should have addressed the Continue reading

Senators Look To Re-Authorize Program Which Funds Rural Schools

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate leadership this week, asking them to include the re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program in any end of year legislation. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Question VA Over Wait Lists

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet recently sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, regarding the recent report from the VA Inspector General, which found unofficial wait lists at a Continue reading