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ADMINISTRATION SILENCES EPA, PLANS TO CUT AGENCY’S WORKFORCE AND BUDGET
This week, the Trump Administration ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to freeze all contracts, grants, and enter a communication blackout. In addition, a Trump administration official says he expects the new administration to “seek significant budget and staff cuts.”

According to the Denver Post, for the 2017 fiscal year, approximately 149 EPA grants and contracts were in place for work in Colorado, totaling a value of $6.37 million.

The EPA is tasked with the important work of protecting all Americans from harmful pollutants and ensuring everyone has access to clean air and clean water. The EPA, and every other federal agency, should have the freedom to communicate openly with the public and continue their work serving Americans.

I will continue monitoring the Trump Administration’s actions related to the EPA - and other federal agencies.

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF OUR NATIONAL LABS 
In good news, the House passed H.R. 589 which included the Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act I helped develop with Congressman Randy Hultgren. This bill would authorize comprehensive policy guidance for DOE’s Office of Science for the first time in its history. We need to unleash the power of our national laboratories like the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to give researchers in the public and private sector the tools and freedom they need to unlock a new wave of innovation.

Click here to watch my remarks on the House floor.

The Office of Science manages a portfolio including research in super-computing, materials science, nuclear physics, advanced biofuels, fusion energy, climate modeling, high-energy physics, and a number of other areas across the spectrum of fundamental and applied research. 

H.R. 589 also includes the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, which I co-sponsored again this year. By providing the tools and resources to nuclear scientists and engineers, we are able to lay the groundwork for a future where reliable, clean nuclear energy is a major source of our electricity generation. 

H.R. 589 is a bipartisan bill, and given the urgent challenge of climate change and growing competition around the world in many of these key research areas, I plan to keep working with the Senate to get this bill signed into law this year.


MARCH ON DENVER
This past weekend, I was proud to join the millions of people who marched for the values we cherish - inclusion, fairness, equality, freedom and independence. A healthy democracy requires participation, and your willingness to stand up for your values sends a powerful message to Washington. I will continue advocating for better opportunity and fairness in Congress, but you can help. Be active in your community, talk to your representatives, and stay informed about the issues.

UPCOMING EVENTS
What: Senior Resource Fair - Find information on mobility services, health care, or other services offered in your community. 
When: Friday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center - 11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233 | MAP
Click here to RSVP.

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