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  • Colorado Editorial Roundup
    Posted in In the News on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    (AP) -- The Durango Herald, Jan. 17, on Sen. Gardner possibly being the man to keep Sessions and Trump to their word: Our hats go off to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) for standing up for Coloradans earlier this month and against what he viewed as the federal government trampling on the will of the voters in Colorado and elsewhere who had legalized recreational marijuana. Gardner took a strong stand on the Senate floor, on social media and in interviews, against Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Jan. ... Read more

  • 18 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general. A letter sent to leaders in Congress Tuesday by 18 state attorneys general requests that Congress pass legislation such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to “provide a safe harbor” for banks that provide financial products or services to st... Read more

  • 19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced the SAFE legislation (S. 1152 and H.R. 2215) last April. The letter comes only 12 days after U.S. Attorney Genera... Read more

  • Colorado attorney general, 18 others write to Congress urging legislation to protect pot banking
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and 18 other attorneys general from across the country sent a letter to congressional leadership Tuesday asking that Congress pass measures to safeguard marijuana businesses in how they deal with the banking industry. “[T]he states and federal government share a strong interest in protecting public safety and bringing grey market activities into the regulated banking sector,” the letter to leadership read. The attorneys general – many, but not a... Read more

  • Colorado's senators push on with bipartisan immigration deal, despite the 's-show'
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – Colorado’s U.S. senators pushed ahead with their bipartisan immigration deal Tuesday as its uncertainty continued, furor over the president’s vulgar remarks carried into its second week, and as one of their fellow dealmakers said the situation had itself become an “s-show.” “Our bipartisan #DACA deal is not ‘dead,’” Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., tweeted Tuesday after President Trump and several of his GOP Senate counterparts claimed as much. “Democrats and Republicans negotiated in good... Read more

  • Most of Colorado delegation not eager to discuss Trump’s mental health
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Some members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are expressing misgivings about Donald Trump’s leadership as public concern continues this week about his mental fitness. The concern was renewed Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy when Trump slammed immigrants from Latin America and Africa. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here,” the president asked. The recent criticisms started last week with the publication... Read more

  • Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation respond to Trump’s “shithole” comments with outrage
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation reacted with outrage and condemnation following news reports that President Donald Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries” during a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about a potential immigration deal. Trump on Friday pushed back against the reports about his remarks. “(The president) must apologize for his abhorrent comments,” U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said on Twitter. “We are a nation of immigrants; it’s what makes us stro... Read more

  • Overdue and $1 billion over budget, Aurora VA hospital is still incomplete and will likely be understaffed, document says
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    WASHINGTON — In a matter of weeks, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to announce that it has all but completed construction of a new hospital in Aurora — a major milestone for a project that drew national outrage in 2015 when the agency admitted it was $1 billion over budget. But according to a congressional document obtained by The Denver Post, the Jan. 23 target will be little more than an illusion as the team building the $1.7 billion facility expects to spend several more m... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney Robert Troyer: Pot Prosecutions Not Expected to Rise in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    The man responsible for enforcing federal cannabis prohibition in Colorado has told the state's legislators that he doesn't expect much to change despite United States Attorney General Jeff Session's recent actions. Robert Troyer, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, told a group of Colorado state representatives that the new Sessions Memorandum would not change the way federal prosecutors in Colorado approach cannabis prosecutions in Colorado, according to a spokeswoman for Congressw... Read more

  • Doug Lamborn only House member from Colorado not supporting marijuana protection proposal
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    DENVER – Six of Colorado’s seven members of Congress signed on Friday to a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership and the appropriations committee requesting that any new appropriations or funding bills not include language that would allow federal law enforcement relating to marijuana in most U.S. states. The letter was signed by a bipartisan panel of nearly 70 members of Congress—many from states where marijuana is legal. It was sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi... Read more

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