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  • With his deportation delayed at least 30 days, Arturo Hernandez Garcia anxiously gets back to his family, work
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    When Arturo Hernandez Garcia was freed Tuesday night from an immigration detention center in the Denver area after a week of being held pending his deportation, the first thing he wanted to do on Wednesday morning was go to work. His wife persuaded him to do otherwise, and the 44-year-old Mexican father of two girls, who has lived in Colorado for more than 15 years, instead went to a court hearing to support a fellow person living in the U.S. unlawfully. Work, he said, would wait until Thursday.... Read more

  • US House passes American Health Care Act onto Senate, 217-213; see how Colorado reps voted
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass the American Health Care Act, the bill concocted by House Republicans and President Donald Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passed under President Barack Obama. The bill passed narrowly, 217-213, after extensive debate Thursday morning over how the recently-revived and revised bill would affect people with pre-existing conditions. Colorado’s seven House members voted as follows: Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO1) – ... Read more

  • Here's what Colorado representatives said about the Obamacare repeal
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    KUSA - In a huge victory for House Republicans, the U.S. House passed a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday by a 217 to 213 vote. Twenty Republicans voted no on the bill, as did all of the Democrats. Rep. Mike Coffman -- notably Colorado's only yes on the GOP's failed iteration of the ACA repeal -- was one of those votes. Republican Reps. Ken Buck, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn all voted yes. Colorado congressmen began to release statements about the vote Thursday... Read more

  • CHOICE Act Markup Drags On After GOP Sinks Dem CFPB Amendments
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday killed a handful of Democratic amendments aimed at altering some of the most significant overhauls contained in Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, especially those related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The panel voted along party lines to reject one Democratic amendment to the Texas Republican’s Financial CHOICE Act that would have preserved the CFPB’s independent funding stream. The GOP proposal, ... Read more

  • Arturo Hernandez Garcia gets brief reprieve, released by ICE
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Arturo Hernandez Garcia, the first person to claim sanctuary in Colorado, was released from ICE custody late Tuesday, fueling hopes an appeals court will allow him to stay in the United States for good. Hernandez Garcia was “granted a brief reprieve” so he could attend his daughter’s high school graduation, said his attorney, Laura Lichter, on Tuesday night. His legal team will use this time to ask an appeals court to revisit his case, Lichter said. “Mr. Hernandez (Garcia) and his family have be... Read more

  • House GOP takes first steps to undo financial law
    Posted in In the News on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans worked to undo former President Barack Obama's law overhauling the nation's financial rules, arguing that it is undermining economic growth. Democrats countered that the GOP effort risked a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that pushed the economy to the brink of collapse. The Financial Services Committee's effort got off to a slow start Tuesday as Democrats insisted that the entire, nearly 600-page replacement bill be read aloud before the committee even considered amen... Read more

  • Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter introduces bill to allow pot shops to bank
    Posted in In the News on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, is teaming up with representatives from Alaska and Washington this week for another push at getting marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act would allow banking organizations to serve pot shops, cultivation centers and other marijuana-related businesses in states regulating the drug. The move is part of the recently formed Cannabis Caucus’ efforts to increase protections for the leg... Read more

  • New federal bill would allow banking for marijuana businesses
    Posted in In the News on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Marijuana businesses can’t openly bank and congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., is hoping to change that. Perlmutter on Thursday introduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), legislation that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government. The bill is a reintroduction of the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act, which was first introduced in 2013 — and again in 2015 — and subsequently languished. Whe... Read more

  • Ball holds ground-breaking ceremony for expansion of aerospace center in Westminster
    Posted in In the News on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WESTMINSTER — Broomfield-based Ball Corp. on Thursday held a ground-breaking ceremony for a 145,000-square-foot expansion of its Aerospace Manufacturing Center in Westminster. The expansion will enhance the manufacturing and production capabilities of Ball’s subsidiary, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Inc., based in Boulder. John Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive of Ball Corp., said the expansion will allow the company to “keep pace with projected growth and meet the needs of the cust... Read more

  • Colorado’s Vietnam Veterans Receive Long Overdue Recognition
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    It took half a century, but Vietnam-era veterans are finally receiving long overdue recognition for their service and sacrifice. The Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War is a nationwide effort to honor the soldiers who served during the 20-year conflict. The commemoration began on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 and goes until Veterans Day on November 11, 2025, and includes events across the country, during which local veterans are acknowledged and thanked for their service. For... Read more

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