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  • CUNA backs 3 bills to allow CUs to serve legal cannabis biz
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    CUNA wrote in support of three bills Tuesday that would clarify the ability of financial institutions to serve cannabis-based businesses in states where it is legal. While CUNA does not have a position on legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, it supports the ability of credit unions to serve member businesses when legal. "CUNA supports credit unions’ ability to serve their members. In states where cannabis is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes, credit union members are engaged in t... Read more

  • ‘We Choose to Go to the Moon’ Again—But When?
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The bumper stickers have made an appearance at many congressional hearings in the last several years.“2033: We can do this,” they say, affirming the year by which some hope humans will set foot on Mars. Lawmakers wave them in front of the scientists, space executives, astronauts in the room, the people they hope can make it happen. But before nasa sends humans to Mars, it’s going to send them to the moon, according to the Trump administration’s space policy. But don’t expect any bumper stickers ... Read more

  • $500 fine dropped against woman who brought apple into U.S. given to her on international flight
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    DENVER -- A $500 fine against a woman who took an apple provided by an airline off her international flight said Wednesday she is thrilled the fine has been dropped and her global entry status has been reinstated. The FOX31 Problem Solvers first reported Crystal Tadlock's story in April and her story went viral around the world. Tadlock was flying back to the U.S. from Paris when a flight attendant handed her an apple. She wasn't hungry at the time so she saved the apple in her bag, thinking she... Read more

  • Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Bad but Could Have Been Worse, Attorney Says
    Posted in In the News on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, who had argued that his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, back in 2012 was based on sincerely held religious beliefs, a wide variety of advocacy groups and political figures shared their opinions on the ruling, pro and con. (A sampling of their views is below.) Among the most interesting takes is that of a direct participant: attorney Paula Greisen, who represented Cr... Read more

  • Mike Coffman, Colorado's Congressional Democrats skewer Trump over pardon, Mueller tweets
    Posted in In the News on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    DENVER – As President Donald Trump and his attorneys work to push the envelope over his executive powers regarding pardons and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, several of Colorado’s Republican members of Congress remain mum on the actions of the president and his attorneys. Trump tweeted Monday that he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself but added a caveat that he has “done nothing wrong.” He also tweeted that the Justice Department’s “appointment of the Special Counsel is t... Read more

  • Paul Allen’s space plane vision: Book a launch from your iPhone
    Posted in In the News on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    It was a busy week for space policy: a new presidential order to reform how the government licenses space ventures; the first congressional testimony of the new NASA chief; and more friction over Congress’ plans to establish new space units in the military. TRUMP ISSUES NEW COMMERCIAL SPACE DIRECTIVE: The document signed Thursday by President Donald Trump sets in motion some of the regulatory changes recommended in February by the White House National Space Council that are aimed at unleashing p... Read more

  • Who has signed the DACA discharge petition
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    CNN) - Here are the lawmakers that have signed a petition that would force a House floor vote on immigration bills, according to the House Clerk's Office. The measure needs 218 signatures to move forward, which would require 26 Republicans and 192 of 193 Democrats (so far, just one Democrat has said he will not sign the petition). Republicans: 23 Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida Jeff Denham, R-California David Valadao, R-California Will Hurd, R-Texas Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Florida Mia Love, R-Utah Ileana... Read more

  • New Faces on the Field for Congressional Baseball Game
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Both Democratic and Republican teams have new faces on their rosters for the Congressional Baseball Game on June 14, while a few familiar stalwarts are getting ready to say goodbye. The Democrats, reigning champions after their 8-2 win last year, have just one new addition — Freshman California Rep. Jimmy Gomez, whose district includes Dodger Stadium. Gomez, who loves to watch baseball, said being part of the team is a better way to make friends than serving on committees. “Your relationships ar... Read more

  • Martian deadlines
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Attendees of the recent Humans to Mars Summit in Washington got the usual assortment of materials in their registration packet: conference information, a copy of an annual report on Mars exploration efforts by conference organizer Explore Mars, and miscellaneous documents. There was also, though, a bumper sticker tucked away in the folder. It featured an image of Mars and the words “2033: We Can Do This.” It’s familiar to those who follow space policy: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), a member of the ... Read more

  • Fixing a key piece of the health care puzzle
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Never before in human history have we had so much information for so little cost. Type a word or idea into Google and in .05 seconds, you’ll see over seven million results. If information is power, then it would appear that American consumers have never been as powerful than in the present moment. So why then do the costs of medical procedures and treatments remain a mystery? Prices are available for almost everything else except when it comes to our own health care. Patients are required to kno... Read more

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