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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

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

Sexual Harassment Complaint Filed Against Baumgardner

A formal sexual harassment complaint, for inappropriate touching, has been filed against Republican state Senator Randy Baumgardner by a former legislative intern. According to the radio station KUNC, the woman alleges that Continue reading

Gardner Applauds North Korea Terror Designation

President Trump announced this week that his administration would re-designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. North Korea was designated a state sponsor of terror in 1988, but that designation was eliminated by the Bush administration in 2008, in an attempt to salvage a fragile deal where North Korea would halt its Continue reading

Colorado VA Facilities Used Improper Wait Lists

Colorado Veteran Affairs facilities used improper wait lists, according to a new report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The agency released a report last week confirming that VA staff kept unauthorized wait lists for group therapy sessions, instead of using the department’s official wait list Continue reading

Baumgardner Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner has been accused of sexual harassment by a legislative intern. Megan Creeden, has accused Baumgardner of frequently asking her to drink alone with him in his office and making inappropriate comments, including one that Continue reading

Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

Senate Introduces Legislation To Simplify Taxes

The U.S Senate introduced legislation yesterday to simplify the tax code in the United States, to help provide tax relief to the American people. According to a summary of the bill from the Senate Committee on Finance, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” provides responsible middle-class tax relief by cutting tax Continue reading

Senate Looks At Bill To Delay Obamacare Tax

Following the news that the GOP’s effort to repeal Obamacare through the Graham-Cassidy bill would be unsuccessful, Senator Cory Gardner introduced legislation yesterday that would institute a one year delay on the implementation of an Obamacare health insurance tax. The Healthcare Tax Relief Act Continue reading

Trump Follows Gardner’s Proposal, Institutes New Sanctions On North Korea

Senator Cory Gardener applauded President Trump’s announcement yesterday that his administration will go after individuals, businesses and banks involved in trade with North Korea. Gardner says the steps the Trump administration announced are what he has been calling for and is a Continue reading

Senators Look To Make It Easier To Study Marijuana

Senator Cory Gardner has joined the effort to make it easier to conduct scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. Gardner and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017 this week.  Gardner says the medical community Continue reading

Colorado Insurance Premiums To Increase 27%

Insurance premiums will climb by an average of 27% next year for Coloradans who buy health insurance on the states Obama Care insurance exchange. The state’s division of insurance announced that they approved the rates from nine different insurance companies for plans both on and off the state insurance exchange for 2018. The increases do not Continue reading