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  • Bennet, Democratic lawmakers demand ouster of embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is among the lead sponsors of a resolution introduced Wednesday calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, the same day White House budget officials opened an investigation into the decision to install a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in Pruitt’s office. The measure, signed by 170 Democratic lawmakers, slams Pruitt for “repeated ethics violations, misuse of taxpayer dollars, and actions that fundamentally undermine the mission of the... Read more

  • House committee approved revised NASA authorization bill
    Posted in In the News on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The House Science Committee, after some unusual last-minute drama, approved a NASA authorization bill April 17 that offers more support to the agency’s Earth science program. The committee voted 26–7 to approve H.R. 5503, the NASA Authorization Act of 2018. The bill approved by the committee was an amended version of the one introduced April 13, authorizing funding for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 and including a number of policy provisions. The markup of the bill, though, was i... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats back congressional resolutions calling for EPA's Pruitt to resign
    Posted in In the News on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – Colorado’s Democratic members of Congress are cosponsors of identical resolutions introduced Wednesday in the U.S. House and Senate calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign amid a series of scandals. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is one of the lead cosponsors of the Senate’s resolution, and Reps. Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter are cosponsors of the House version. Their calls for Pruitt to resign aren’t new; three of the members called... Read more

  • House science panel feuds over NASA earth science programs, then finds compromise
    Posted in In the News on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Congressional Democrats and Republicans have waged repeated battles over funding for earth science research at NASA, with Democrats wanting more and Republicans less. But yesterday, the two sides came to an agreement on how much to spend on the earth sciences that allowed them to advance legislation sketching out a 2-year vision for the space agency. The setting was the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Its chairman, Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX), wanted to shape NASA’s... Read more

    Posted in In the News on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee approved a FY2018-2019 NASA authorization bill (H.R. 5503) on a 26-7 bipartisan vote today. Winning the support of committee Democrats involved last minute negotiations while the markup was underway that resulted in adoption of an amendment restoring $471 million in Earth science funding for FY2019. That brings the total authorized for NASA in FY2019 to $21.2 billion, which is $1.3 billion more than President Trump requested. The committe... Read more

  • Colorado Vietnam Veterans Plan 50 Year Reunion: ‘It’s A Welcome Home’
    Posted in In the News on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – At the height of the Vietnam War a group of 45 young men from Jefferson County enlisted in the U.S. Army. Together they formed a historic platoon and trained together before fighting overseas. Joe Sleevi was among those who took the oath on June 28, 1968. “I started getting this real feeling of time closing in, and I knew that it would take two years to do this,” he said. With the 50-year anniversary in mind, he decided he would try and reunite the Jefferson County plato... Read more

  • Colorado Politicians React To Syrian Airstrikes
    Posted in In the News on April 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Colorado's congressional delegation hasn't been silent on the Syrian airstrikes conducted by a U.S.-led coalition Friday night. The strikes drew criticism from some and praise from others, though there was one thing Republicans and Democrats agreed upon — the heinousness of reported chemical weapons attacks conducted by the Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad. Here's a roundup of statements and tweets from your Colorado senators and representatives. Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, ... Read more

  • ‘I, Too, Am Qualified’ Takes On Age Discrimination
    Posted in In the News on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    Not even 50 years of age, Nancy Fingerhood and Michael Lindenberger found it much harder to land jobs in Colorado than unemployment statistics show. After months and months and hundreds of job applications without success, the Westminster couple came to believe they were victims of age discrimination. Eventually, Lindenberger found a photography job, while Fingerhood works part-time for a title insurance company and is a substitute teacher. But their experiences led to the formation of a group t... Read more

  • Several of Colorado's congressmen support U.S. response to latest Syria attack, but with conditions
    Posted in In the News on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER – Several of Colorado’s members of Congress cautiously said Monday they would support U.S. military action in Syria after the latest alleged chemical weapon attack, but most emphasized that President Donald Trump will need to follow through with Congress with a full plan for further intervention. Trump promised Monday to make a decision on a possible American response to the weekend attacks within the next 24 to 48 hours, and added: “If it’s Russia, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s al... Read more

  • DeGette, Bennet, Perlmutter join calls for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign or be fired
    Posted in In the News on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – Three Colorado Democrats in Congress are calling for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, or for the president to fire him, over a host of controversies as the White House continues to maintain his job is safe. Earlier this week, Rep. Diana DeGette called for Pruitt's resignation in a tweet, and she has continued to scrutinize the EPA chief throughout the week. "It’s time to #BootPruitt. @EPAScottPruitt should step down or be fired," she said in a tweet ... Read more

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