Tag Archives: Senate

Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Gardner Reacts to Keystone Rejection

gardnerPresident Obama’s rejection of the proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline has upset many lawmakers, including Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner released a statement yesterday blasting the president for putting the demands of radical political groups over American jobs. Gardner said, “Construction of the Keystone pipeline would have created jobs, reduced America’s dependence on overseas oil, and helped Continue reading

House Votes Again to Dismantle Obamacare

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton voted last week with his colleagues to pass legislation to repeal the key provisions of Obamacare, effectively dismantling the law. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which uses a fast-track reconciliation process to force the Senate to vote on the bill would repeal Continue reading

Tipton Gives Update on Congressional Activity

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton phoned into Wild West Radio yesterday to give an update on what’s been going on in Congress. Tipton says there are a couple of bills he’s attached to that are expected to limit the authority of Federal Regulatory agencies, such as the EPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tipton has been working on two Continue reading

Tipton Applauds Judge’s Ruling on EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) called Friday’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to block the nationwide implementation of the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a “major victory for Western water users and private property rights.” The controversial WOTUS rule would have drastically expanded the regulatory scope of Continue reading

Tipton Reacts to EPA Testimony on River Spill

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that to date, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to answer critical questions about the Gold King Mine blowout including how it occurred, the EPA’s unsatisfactory response to it, the lack of transparency in its wake and who in the Continue reading

House Passes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to require Congressional approval of any federal regulation with an economic impact over $100 million. The REINS Act, of which Congressman Scott Tipton is a co-sponsor, seeks to cut red tape, curb overregulation and reduce onerous compliance Continue reading

Rand Paul Courts Colorado Marijuana Industry

randRepublican presidential hopeful Rand Paul held a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator held a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates Continue reading

V-A Stripped of Ability to Manage Large Construction Projects

VETERANSThe U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital. The Senate voted Tuesday to amend a defense bill to give the Army Corps of Engineers management power over VA Continue reading

Senator Gardner Talks to Senate About ColoWyo

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to discuss the hugely negative impact that the closure of the Colowyo Mine would have on Northwest Colorado’s families and economy. The mine is threatened by a Federal District Court order determining that the Office of Surface Mining failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act in Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Forest Health Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton says that his Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act is finally getting some attention in Congress. Tipton introduced the bill during the last Congress, and watched it pass through the House before becoming one of the hundreds of bills stalled on the Senate floor. The bill is now being Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Governor to Reject BLM Travel Plan

BLMA group of 21 Republican lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper May 20th calling on him to oppose a new BLM “travel plan” for parts of the Western Slope that could close up to 2,000 miles of rural roads or trails in Grand Continue reading