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  • 11 Dems float anti-Pelosi leadership plan: reports
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    A small group of House Democrats have signed a letter calling for a rule change that would make it tougher for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to win a leadership contest. The 11 Democrats signing the letter want to change rules to require that the party's leader need to win the support of 218 Democrats or a majority of the House, and not just the Democratic caucus, according to multiple reports. CBS News obtained a letter signed by 11 House Democrats that calls for the change. It is alm... Read more

  • Perlmutter, other House Dems push for rule change in hopes of ousting Nancy Pelosi as leader
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is among a group of 11 House Democrats trying to change how the caucus chooses its leader in an effort to oust House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Democrats opposed to Pelosi want to introduce an amendment so that if Democrats win the House in November, a candidate hoping to become speaker requires the support of 218 members in the party caucus, equal to a majority of the entire House. If Democrats do not flip the chamber, the caucus’ leader will be the person ... Read more

  • Why 10 House Democrats want to raise threshold for speaker vote
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    (CNN)A small group of House Democrats wants to raise the threshold for their party's nominee for House speaker, sending a clear message to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that the nominee should have the vast majority of support from the caucus before the final floor vote in January. It's an effort, first reported by The Atlantic, that's so far supported by a tiny fraction of the caucus but will be discussed at the House Democrats meeting next week and could possibly come up for a vote. On W... Read more

  • Bill introduced to name Frisco post office after fallen Flight for Life pilot
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has introduced a bill in Congress to rename the U.S. Post Office in Frisco after Patrick Mahany, the Flight for Life pilot who was killed in a helicopter crash in Frisco back in 2015. Polis is the main sponsor, with Reps. Ken Buck, Diana DeGuette, Doug Lamborn, Ed Perlmutter, Scott Tipton co-sponsoring. The bill was introduced in Congress on Monday, Sept. 17. The bill, H.R.6831, is titled "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 West Main... Read more

  • Urgency grows in Colorado over Sept. 30 deadline to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – The push by many in Colorado to get Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund has reached a fever pitch 10 days before it is set to expire. The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed a compromise measure to renew the fund, which for more than 50 years has provided funding for outdoor recreation and conservation efforts across the country. Congress originally authorized the fund over two 25-year periods, then reauthorized it again in 2016 through ... Read more

  • Democratic rebels try to change rules on Pelosi
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    A group of House Democrats is trying to change party rules to require 218 Democratic votes alone for their speaker nominee, a shot at Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The group, led by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), among others, wants to force a vote on a Democratic Caucus rules change. They have circulated a letter — signed by a group of anti-Pelosi members — to adopt an amendment to existing Democratic rules to require “an affirmative vote of 218 (or such lesser number... Read more

  • New Plan From Some House Democrats Aims To Oust Nancy Pelosi
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    (CBS News) — An ongoing feud over who will lead House Democrats next year is poised to enter a new round as early as next week, as members eager to oust House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, are floating a new way to do so. The latest attempt — which senior leadership aides anticipate will be futile — once again exposes that a handful of House Democrats remain concerned about whether Pelosi is dragging down candidates locked in competitive races that the party needs to win in order t... Read more

  • We Asked Every Member Of Congress What They’re Doing About Equal Pay. Here’s What Yours Said.
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    At the rate the gender pay gap is closing, women in the U.S. can’t expect to be paid equally until at least 2119. The sad reality is that women are paid 80 percent of what men are paid for the same work — and the gap is even worse for women of color. Black women make just 68 percent, and Latina women just 54 percent, of what their male counterparts earn. Women can’t afford to wait 100 years for equal pay, so ahead of the midterms, Bustle asked all 529 current U.S. senators and representatives th... Read more

  • U.S. House coalesces at 11th hour to try to save Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    A rare instance of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., on Thursday yielded legislation that would permanently support a 54-year-old fund that has invested more than $268 million in Colorado’s outdoors. And the new bill could spur a sizable increase in federal support for recreation and access in the state. The Natural Resources Committee — helmed by Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop, a vocal critic of federal expansion of public lands — approved a bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land a... Read more

  • Emergency Helicopter Crews Risk Their Lives Daily, But the Most Dangerous Part of the Job May Be the Choppers Themselves
    Posted in In the News on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    At around 1:30 p.m. on July 3, 2015, three men boarded a flight for life helicopter at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, ColoradoOpens a New Window.. Patrick Mahany, 64, a former army pilot who had flown civilian medevac missions for 27 years, was at the controls. Flight nurses Dave Repsher, 45, and Matt Bowe, 32, sat behind Mahany in the cabin. The trio was on its way to a public relations appearance in Gypsum, a short flight west. Mahany was considered a dean among mountain rescue p... Read more

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