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  • Colorado's congressional Democrats call for Trump, McConnell to stop 'temper tantrums' over wall
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Colorado’s congressional Democrats said at a Monday morning news conference at Denver International Airport that President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were holding government workers “hostage” while the president throws “temper tantrums” over a border wall that has ever-shifting funding sources and while the longest-ever government shutdown continues. The partial shutdown, which has affected around 800,000 federal employees across the country and around 15,000 in Colorado, t... Read more

  • Colorado Dem delegation talks shutdown at Denver International Airport
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    On the same day President Donald Trump rejected a suggestion to temporarily reopen the government as negotiations between Democrats and Republicans in Congress continue, the Colorado Congressional delegation held a press conference at Denver International Airport. Monday morning, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden), Joe Neguse (D-Fort Collins), and Jason Crow (D-Aurora) were joined by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) called for an end to the longest shutdown in Ame... Read more

  • Colorado Dems Want To End Shutdown Now, Negotiate Border Wall Later
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    As the country entered the fourth week of the partial government shutdown, Colorado’s Democratic delegation to Congress had a unified message for Republican leadership: End the shutdown now. Discuss border security later. U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Joe Neguse and Sen. Michael Bennet held a news conference Monday at Denver International Airport that overlooked airport security, where Transportation Security Administration workers served travelers without pay. There are m... Read more

  • Denver businesses, charities stepping up to support furloughed federal workers with free pizza, pet food and more
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    With more than 15,000 of their federally employed neighbors out of workamid a government shutdown that does not appear close to ending, private businesses and charities in the Denver area are stepping up to help out. That help is coming in forms ranging from free pet food to donations taken straight from businesses’ tills. Crafty Fox pizzeria and taproom in Globeville is giving each furloughed worker who shows their employee ID one free 10-inch pepperoni pizza and a soda between now and Wednesda... Read more

  • Here are Colorado organizations, restaurants offering freebies to furloughed employees
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Several organizations, restaurants and businesses are offering things like free meals and support to the hundreds of Colorado employees on furlough due to the partial government shutdown. Their support comes on Day 21 of the government shutdown, tying it for the second-longest in U.S. history. The longest was in 1995, when Democrat Bill Clinton served as president. Many Colorado workers have filed for unemployment and are struggling to make ends meet. (Are you a business or organization offering... Read more

  • Colorado's congressional Democrats call for end to 'senseless' shutdown as some workers miss checks
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    DENVER – Colorado’s four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday issued a joint statement calling for President Trump and Republicans to end the partial government shutdown, which they said was “senseless.” The shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday – tied for the second longest shutdown in government history. Many of the roughly 800,000 government employees working with no pay or who have been furloughed missed their paychecks Friday. The U.S. House on Friday morning voted to ... Read more

  • People And Businesses Come Together To Help Feed Unpaid Government Workers
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    This partial shutdown of the federal government is set to become the longest in modern history — and it’s impacting more than 15,000 of our state’s federal workers, officials say. With many federal workers living paycheck to paycheck, people and businesses are stepping in to help. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), is one of those people. His office will offer food and resources to federal employees and constituents who are affected by the partial government shutdown. Breakfast and lunch meals wil... Read more

  • 'There's only so long that I can hold out'
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is one of the more than 50,000 federal workers in Colorado who has been out of work since the U.S. government partial shutdown took effect Dec. 22. As he waits to return to his job Slyder picked up a job driving for the transportation service Lyft. “The biggest thing is the psychological effects — the unc... Read more

  • Colorado's congressional Democrats call for end to 'senseless' shutdown as some workers miss checks
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Colorado’s four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday issued a joint statement calling for President Trump and Republicans to end the partial government shutdown, which they said was “senseless.” The shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday – tied for the second longest shutdown in government history. Many of the roughly 800,000 government employees working with no pay or who have been furloughed missed their paychecks Friday. The U.S. House on Friday morning voted to pass an a... Read more

  • Furloughed Employees Visit Food Bank During Government Shutdown
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    As the partial government shutdown continues to impact finances for those furloughed employees, Coloradans are teaming up to make sure no one goes hungry. They turned out to collect food despite the snowfall on Friday. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s Lakewood office purchased food, snacks, and drinks for constituents impacted by furlough. Food will be made available from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Food will be free for those in need at the Democrat’s office until the end of the shutdown.... Read more

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