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  • Trump snubs highlight Pelosi’s grip on Dems
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    peaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has her troops locked down and walking in step as the Democrats face off against President Trump over border security. Just weeks ago, Pelosi had faced the toughest challenge to her leadership career from disgruntled Democrats fed up with her long reign, leading to questions of how effectively Pelosi would manage her diverse and restive caucus heading into the high-stakes 2020 presidential cycle. But 25 days into a partial government shutdown, virtually every Democ... Read more

  • House Passes Latest Plan to Fund the Government: Shutdown Update
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    The partial shutdown of the government entered its 26th day with no public signs from President Donald Trump’s White House or Congress of any negotiations to end it. House Passes Latest Plan to Fund Government (5:50 p.m.) The House on a 237-187 vote passed the latest in a series of bills to end the partial government shutdown with little Republican support. The measure would provide $12.1 billion in disaster aid and reopen the nine shuttered federal departments and dozens of agencies through Feb... Read more

  • Furloughed Feds Offered $4K Lifeline in Shutdown Relief Bill
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Federal employees not getting paid during the government shutdown could empty $8,000 a month from their nest eggs tax- free under a plan from House lawmakers. Newly minted House Ways and Means Committee member Don Beyer, D-Va., co-authored the Financial Relief for Feds Act (H.R. 545). The proposal would allow cash-strapped employees to draw $4,000 from qualified retirement accounts every two weeks the shutdown stretches on without triggering the 10 percent penalty that typically applies to early... Read more

  • US federal employees struggle to cope with government shutdown
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Help for the roughly 800,000 U.S. federal workers who are not being paid is coming from many parts of the communities where they live. Banks, restaurants, food banks and others are extending a hand. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports from the U.S. state of Colorado. They’re the front line of defense at U.S. airports. The Transportation Security Administration said its screeners checked 1.89 million passengers across America on Monday alone, without collecting a single cent for their work. “Every si... Read more

  • These Colo. businesses, agencies are helping federal employees affected by the government shutdown
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thousands of federal employees aren’t getting paid this Friday as the partial government shutdown continues, but some Colorado businesses are offering their help as workers who live paycheck to paycheck look for ways to make ends meet. The following businesses across the state are either offering free meals, waiving late fees or connecting furloughed employees to other resources such as health care, childcare, mental health resources and much more. Alpine Bank Colorado-based Alpine Bank has set ... Read more

  • ’24 Days. That’s A Record’: Colorado’s Democrats Talk About Shutdown Solution
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Colorado’s Congressional delegation talked about the federal government shutdown at Denver International Airport on Monday morning, where hundreds of TSA employees are still working without pay. They say there is a plan to get the government running again, but say Republican leadership won’t let that happen. Sen. Michael Bennet joined other Democrat representatives in Congress to talk about the solution being considered in Congress. He was joined by Rep. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, Jason Crow ... Read more

  • Colorado's congressional Democrats call for Trump, McConnell to stop 'temper tantrums' over wall
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Colorado’s congressional Democrats said at a Monday morning news conference at Denver International Airport that President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were holding government workers “hostage” while the president throws “temper tantrums” over a border wall that has ever-shifting funding sources and while the longest-ever government shutdown continues. The partial shutdown, which has affected around 800,000 federal employees across the country and around 15,000 in Colorado, t... Read more

  • Colorado Dem delegation talks shutdown at Denver International Airport
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    On the same day President Donald Trump rejected a suggestion to temporarily reopen the government as negotiations between Democrats and Republicans in Congress continue, the Colorado Congressional delegation held a press conference at Denver International Airport. Monday morning, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden), Joe Neguse (D-Fort Collins), and Jason Crow (D-Aurora) were joined by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) called for an end to the longest shutdown in Ame... Read more

  • Colorado Dems Want To End Shutdown Now, Negotiate Border Wall Later
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    As the country entered the fourth week of the partial government shutdown, Colorado’s Democratic delegation to Congress had a unified message for Republican leadership: End the shutdown now. Discuss border security later. U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Joe Neguse and Sen. Michael Bennet held a news conference Monday at Denver International Airport that overlooked airport security, where Transportation Security Administration workers served travelers without pay. There are m... Read more

  • Denver businesses, charities stepping up to support furloughed federal workers with free pizza, pet food and more
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    With more than 15,000 of their federally employed neighbors out of workamid a government shutdown that does not appear close to ending, private businesses and charities in the Denver area are stepping up to help out. That help is coming in forms ranging from free pet food to donations taken straight from businesses’ tills. Crafty Fox pizzeria and taproom in Globeville is giving each furloughed worker who shows their employee ID one free 10-inch pepperoni pizza and a soda between now and Wednesda... Read more

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