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  • Trump's order undoing anti-climate change efforts draws ire of Colo. Dems, applause from GOP
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday aimed at ending Obama-era climate change rules and curbing climate regulation enforcement sent ripples across Colorado’s political spectrum. Colorado Democrats hammered Trump and his order to review and possibly rewrite the Clean Power Plan as a major threat to the environment and peoples’ health, but the order was lauded by state Republicans, who said that the order would free up the energy sector to expand the nation’s economy. Trump hi... Read more

  • Local veterans groups presenting ‘Women Warriors’ film, March 28
    Posted in In the News on March 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    EDWARDS — Local military veterans will host a free screening of a documentary about 10 Colorado-based female veterans, in honor of March being Women's Veterans and History month. Eagle County Veteran Services and the Western Slope Veterans Coalition will be on hand to provide information about veterans' benefits, suicide prevention, the women veterans' program at Grand Junction's Veterans Administration Hospital and the resources available from the Western Slope Veterans Coalition. SHAPING MODER... Read more

  • An overdue 'thank you' for Vietnam era veterans in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    LAKEWOOD, COLO. - Some of the people wearing military uniforms after the Vietnam War were treated with disrespect, but on Friday, for perhaps the first time, they were shown gratitude. A call recently went to Vietnam era veterans in Colorado, asking if they'd like to participate in a commemoration ceremony marking 50 years since the time of the war. Six-hundred veterans responded, a number so unexpected and overwhelming, that eight ceremonies were planned to honor them each of them. They had te... Read more

  • Colorado plays key role in punt of health care bill
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump can’t solely blame Colorado for the failure of Republicans on Friday to pass — or even try to pass — an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. But the state’s reaction to the bill is indicative of why the proposal collapsed one day after Trump threatened lawmakers with a do-or-die ultimatum to either pass it or live with the current health care law, better known as Obamacare. Only one of Colorado’s four House Republicans was on-the-record supporting the bill and... Read more

  • Obamacare Repeal Effort Fails: Here’s What Coloradans In Congress Say
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Republicans in Congress said almost from the moment the Affordable Care Act was signed into law that repealing and replacing it was one of their top priorities. Seven years later, now in control of the House, Senate and White House, their first attempt at repealing what’s known as Obamacare has failed. The decision by House Republicans not to bring their overhaul bill up for a vote today got mixed reaction from Colorado’s delegation. Republican Rep. Mike Coffman was the bill’s strongest Colorado... Read more

  • 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

  • Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward
    Posted in In the News on March 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Days after the 2006 elections that gave Democrats control of the House for the first time in a dozen years, freshman lawmakers gathered for a candlelight dinner at the Library of Congress. Midway through the dinner, an announcement was made: The new majority would be one seat larger, as final election results showed Joe Courtney, a Democrat from Connecticut, edging the GOP incumbent by 91 votes. Ten years later, the class of House Democrats who entered office in 2007 will gather this weekend at ... 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

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