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  • Bennet backs BLM move to Western state
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters out of Washington, D.C., has the conditional support of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Any move out of the nation's capital could earn Bennet's support "as long as the move is more than symbolic and includes resources to better manage our public lands," his office said in a statement. Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton, both Colorado Republicans, offered companion bills in the House and Senate to move the agency's headquarters, which emp... Read more

  • Bill In Congress Could Bring BLM To Colorado
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER (CBS4) – Rep. Jared Polis is the latest to join an effort to move the Bureau of Land Management out of Washington DC and into the West. “Our public lands are in Colorado and Utah and Arizona and to have people that are helping to administer them that are closer to the land will be a step up in public land management,” said the Democrat who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, introduced the ... Read more

  • Where Colorado’s 9 members of Congress stand on net neutrality
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal open-internet rules adopted two years ago. In a 3-to-2 vote, the rules that are known as net neutrality caused a fierce debate leading up the vote (and sure to continue after) had caused much public speculation, interest and furor over FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s move to rescind the regulations. The Associated Press reported that the Thursday vote could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more... Read more

  • LOMAX: Solar trade barriers won’t help American workers
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    There’s nothing wrong with a vigorous debate over where, when and how we get the energy needed to run our households, businesses and the broader economy. But too often, the debate over energy policy is falsely portrayed as an all-or-nothing, zero-sum game. In reality, it takes a mix of different energy sources working together to support our way of life. Politicians and political campaigners who suggest otherwise, pitting the different energy sources against each other in a winner-take-all conte... Read more

  • How about a BLM move under tree?
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Coloradans have a lot of sugar plums dancing in their heads this holiday season. Santa Claus metaphors are particularly apt when it comes to three blockbuster deals that could greatly alter the economic landscape of the state — and the Western Slope — for decades to come. Why? Because there's nothing Coloradans can really do to make them happen. They're things to be decided by a corporation, a federal agency and Congress. It's just a waiting game — much like a child going to bed on Christmas Ev... Read more

  • Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis join effort to relocate BLM’s headquarters to the West (and possibly Colorado)
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Democrats Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis have joined their Republican congressional colleagues in backing legislation that would allow the Bureau of Land Management to relocate it headquarters to the West, and possibly to Colorado. The U.S. House members of Arvada and Boulder, respectively, have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, encouraging the relocation of BLM’s central operations from Washington, D.C., to the region of the country where it mainly operate... Read more

  • Two Dems join bill to move BLM to West
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Two Front Range Democrats have thrown support behind legislation that would move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to a Western state — and ultimately in Grand Junction. U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Arvada and Jared Polis of Boulder signed on as cosponsors of the bill by Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, that would require the BLM to move its offices to one of the states in which it manages vast swaths of land. "Relocating BLM headquarters to the West would be a natural fit... Read more

  • Disabled thank Tipton for backing home care
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Dec. 12--Disabled activists were outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton's office Monday -- not to picket but to thank the 3rd District Republican for co-sponsoring legislation that would help guarantee their access to home-care services. Tipton is one of 70 Republican and Democratic House members who are supporting the Disability Integration Act that is being offered by Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Kristen Castor, a Pueblo advocate for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, said disabl... Read more

  • Ed Perlmutter congratulates John Hiatt, Congressional App Challenge winner for Colorado’s 7th CD
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Northglenn High School student John Hiatt won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District with a program he wrote to help visually impaired users access a popular, low-cost computer platform, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced. Students in 190 congressional district in 42 states demonstrated their coding skills with more than 1,250 apps submitted to the competition this year, organizers said. Participation in the third annual challenge, sponsored by the Congress... Read more

  • Colorado’s Mike Coffman is first Republican U.S. Rep. to ask FCC to delay vote on net neutrality
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman on Tuesday became the first Republican to urge regulators to delay a vote on net neutrality, which would repeal open internet rules adopted two years ago. In a letter to Ajit V. Pai, the Federal Communications Commission chairman who proposed the rollback, Coffman said that altering the rules “may well have significant unanticipated negative consequences.” He asked Pai to let Congress hold hearings on the issue and pass open internet laws. “As you stated in your dissent to... Read more

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