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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

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

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 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

Trump Nominates Gillette Native As U.S. Attorney

President Trump has nominated Gillette native Mark Klaassen to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. Klaassen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for Wyoming for the last eight years. He has also served as chief of staff to the general council for the Continue reading

UPDATE: Bennet and Gardner Talk Gorsuch Confirmation

The US Senate voted today to confirm Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s confirmation was extremely partisan, with Republican Senators invoking the Nuclear Option yesterday to prevent Democrats from filibustering the nomination.  The Nuclear Option allowed Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. While Democrat Michael Bennet did not support his party’s filibuster of the Continue reading

CO Senators Weigh In On Gorsuch Confirmation

As the Supreme Court confirmation process continues for Judge Neil Gorsuch, both Colorado senators have weighed in on whether or not they support a nuclear option, when it comes to the confirmation vote.  The nuclear option would remove the filibuster from debates for Supreme Court Judge nominations and allow the Senate to vote for confirmation which would only require a simple majority.  In a release yesterday, Democrat Senator Michael Bennet stopped short Continue reading

Senators Ask Obama To Hold Off On New Regulations

gardnerColorado Senator Cory Gardner and 22 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama asking him to stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. The letter stressed that with Trumps election in November, the American people made it clear that they expect regulatory relief from the new administration. The group says that following Novembers election results, it is now the incoming Continue reading

Lawmakers Take Different Approach to Red Light Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAA group of Colorado senators is frustrated by the slow pace of a House bill to ban cities from using red-light enforcement cameras. So they’re forwarding a rival measure to compel towns to get voter approval to keep the cameras. The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the bill, Continue reading

Legislature Approves New Tire Chain Rules

co-state-capitol-300A bill to require all motorists in Colorado to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado’s major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-0 for Continue reading