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  • Honoring Vietnam War Era Veterans, Many Of Whom Who Feel Forgotten
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Many Vietnam War era veterans have waited decades for recognition. Hundreds of them will be honored during several ceremonies being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The first one is Friday, March 24 in Lakewood. These ceremonies are part of an ongoing national effort to commemorate the Vietnam Warand recognize veterans who served during that time. The commemoration events began in 2012 and run through 2025 Army veteran Kent Kruse of Northglenn will be at the ceremony ... Read more

  • Congressman Ed Perlmutter Named South West Transit Association Legislator of the Year
    Posted in In the News on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    South West Transit Association (SWTA) honored U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) with the organization’s 2017 Legislator of the Year Award. Even on a cold snowy morning more than 50 transit leaders from across SWTA’s eight-state region braved winter storm Stella to attended the ceremony and breakfast. Congressman Ed Perlmutter was honored for his untiring support of transit, strong voice for all Coloradans and his signature event — Commuting with the Congressman, where constituents have the o... Read more

  • Colorado’s Congressional delegation responds to President Trump’s budget proposal
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado’s Congressional delegation responded Thursday to President Donald Trump’s budget proposals by using their social media accounts and issuing formal statements. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018: “At the start of the new Congress I said I would look for ways to work with the President and the Republican majority on issues where we could find common ground to continue to put people back to ... Read more

  • Trump’s budget proposal has mixed impact in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    President Donald Trump’s initial budget proposal released Thursday — what amounts to an opening bid for how the administration believes the federal government should spend tax money beginning in 2018 — would have widespread impacts across Colorado. Congress is expected to make its own changes in coming weeks. Democrats were highly critical of the proposals; Republicans mostly in favor. The 62-page document, available here, offers a look at how the White House views the federal government’s respo... Read more

  • Trump budget proposals ignites shock and awe across Colorado
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado reaction to President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal Thursday was a throwback to the last Republican president: shock and awe. The morning after the budget’s release — trumpeting big boosts to military and veterans’ care spending and deep cuts to the Environment Protection Agency, agriculture and social programs such as Meals on Wheels — Colorado leaders said they needed more time to figure out what it would mean in Congress gets onboard, That’s not to say everyone is unhapp... Read more

  • Trump's proposed budget boosts military but cuts GOP, Dem favorites
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America's government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as a candidate, ordering generous increases for the military, slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs. The president's initial budget proposal, submitted to Congress on Thursday, would boost defense spending by $54 billion, the largest increase since Ronald Reagan's military bui... Read more

  • Steamboat rancher Jim Stanko meets with congressional committee to lobby for vet's rights
    Posted in In the News on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    American Legion Post 44 Adjutant Jim Stanko, of rural Steamboat Springs, made his ninth trip to Washington D.C. in February to lobby Congress on behalf of military veterans and returned feeling reassured that a key congressional committee is in sync with some of veterans’ most important issues. Among other goals they shared, Stanko and his fellow Legion members were intent on persuading legislators serving on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee to restore funding to a program that is especiall... Read more

  • STEP it up for local ladies
    Posted in In the News on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Looking back at history to present day, women have come a long way. “We can vote. We can own land. We can own a business,” said Deborah Deal-Blackwell, chair of Jefferson County’s 2017 International Women’s Day celebration. Women represent state districts in governmental positions and make important policy decisions in numerous cities and counties. And someday, Deal-Blackwell added, a woman may even lead our country. Jefferson County’s second annual International Women’s Day celebration took pla... Read more

  • CBO analysis: 24 million would lose healthcare under GOP plan
    Posted in In the News on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican-proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act estimates that 24 million Americans will lose healthcare coverage by 2026 under the new plan. That number is significantly higher than many experts predicted last week, and undercuts President Donald Trump’s repeated promises that the Republican healthcare plan will provide “insurance for everybody.” The CBO analysis, which was released today, expects 14 million additional people to be un... Read more

  • House Dems question DOJ investigation of Deutsche Bank, Russia
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats want to know if the Department of Justice is doing a proper investigation into an alleged money-laundering scheme by Deutsche Bank because of President Trump’s ties to the bank and reported ties to Russia. “Consistent with your past practice of monitoring the Department of Justice’s investigations, we write to request that the committee conduct a formal assessment of the Department’s investigation into Deutsche Bank’s Russian money-laundering scheme, including a revi... Read more