Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Colorado lawmakers react to Trump’s reported attempt to fire Mueller
    Posted in In the News on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Denver Post asked members of Colorado’s congressional delegation Friday for reaction to news reports that President Donald Trump in June sought the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump on Friday called the the reports “fake news.” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, Republican “I’ve certainly said I oppose any firing — but he didn’t, and that was the right outcome. …. The fact that he tried that — I certainly wouldn’t have suppor... Read more

  • Denver mayor defies Justice Department in investigation of illegal immigrant policy
    Posted in In the News on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Denver’s mayor is pledging to defy Justice Department investigators who Wednesday demanded information about whether the city and county are withholding information on illegal immigrants. The Justice Department announced it was investigating 23 cities and states accused of restricting information about illegal immigrants who immigration officials want to identify and deport. The city and county of Denver are on the list. Cities and states — like Denver — whose police restrict the in... Read more

  • Andazola Marquez to attend the State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Viviana Andazola Marquez ’18 — whose father, Melecio Andazola Morales, was recently deported from the United States and barred from re-entry for 20 years despite weeks of student activism — told the News that she has accepted an invitation to attend the State of the Union from U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO. Multiple Democratic House members plan on inviting guests to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to represent opposition to his policies and rhetoric. An aide to U.S. Rep. Loi... Read more

  • After Congress ends shutdown, immigration activists turn up the heat on Colorado lawmakers
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — The federal government is on track to reopen, but that doesn’t mean the political pressure is off U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado. Several activist groups took aim at the two lawmakers after they voted to end a three-day government shutdown that many advocates saw as their best chance to force action on immigration reform — particularly for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants sometimes called Dreamers, who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children. “A... Read more

  • Republicans crow, Democrats squabble as game of chicken over shutdown ends, for now
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Enough Senate Democrats blinked Monday and voted with majority Republicans to fund the federal government for three more weeks — bringing an end to a three-day government shutdown — after receiving a commitment to vote on immigration legislation by early February, leading GOP lawmakers to declare grudging victory as divided Democrats endured stinging criticism from immigrant-rights supporters and other elements of the party’s base. Both Colorado’s senators, Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican... Read more

  • Colorado Lawmaker Says Fossil Fuel Firms May Make Less Money Due To Climate Change
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said the oil and gas industry will likely earn less money in the coming years as the world takes steps to more seriously address climate change. Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents a key swing district in a major oil- and gas-producing state, also declared that local communities should be permitted to make sure oil and gas development complies with zoning laws designed to protect schools and residential areas. Perlmutter made his comments in a wide-ranging podc... Read more

  • How Colorado's elected officials usually vote during government shutdowns
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Everyone in Washington seems to be pointing fingers when it comes to whose responsible for the government shutdown. That’s not new. What is different is how Colorado’s congressional delegation has voted for these continuing resolutions when their party controls the White House, Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Take Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), for example. She voted against the continuing resolution that ended the shutdown on Monday, calling these short-term spending bills “political ... Read more

  • Republicans’ Schumer Poster Rankles Dems, Prompts Decorum Vote
    Posted in In the News on January 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Partisan tensions were so high on the first day of the government shutdown that a House Democrat forced the chamber to vote on the question of whether a GOP poster depicting Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer violated House decorum rules. The poster pictured Schumer with a comment he made in 2013 saying that a government shutdown “is the politics of idiocy, of confrontation, of paralysis.” Republicans were using it as a prop as they gave floor speeches seeking to cast blame on Senate Demo... Read more

  • Here’s how a federal government shutdown could affect Colorado — from federal workers to research to parks
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    WASHINGTON — Colorado braced Friday for the possibility of a government shutdown as lawmakers on Capitol Hill appeared no closer to reaching a deal before a late-Friday night deadline. The most immediate impact on Colorado — as with the rest of the country — would be the furlough of thousands of federal workers whose jobs are deemed non-essential by the administration. Excluding the U.S. Department of Defense, there are at least 36,000 civilian federal jobs in Colorado at agencies that range fro... Read more

  • Congressional Democrats call for censure of president over remarks
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Amidst a broken deal on immigration, which some Democrats blame on the President Trump, Colorado’s congressional Democrats have joined in a resolution asking for a censure of the president. The resolution, HRes. 700 was introduced Thursday. It calls on Congress to censure the president over his reported remarks on Jan. 11 in which he called African nations, El Salvador and Haiti “shitholes” that send immigrants unqualified to be Americans. Trump indicated he preferred immigrants from Norway. He ... Read more

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Ed's newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.