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  • 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

  • Trump denounces Russia probe one year after Mueller appointment
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    A year to the day after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named as Special Counsel to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, President Donald Trump lashed out at the ongoing probe, again denying that he coordinated any actions with Russia, or obstructed justice in the resulting investigation, as Mr. Trump charged that the FBI ‘spied’ on his campaign. “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history,” the... Read more

  • Colorado Congressmen React To President’s Announcement On Iran
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER (CBS4) – President Donald Trump announced his intentions of leaving the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday. He said there is intelligence proving Iran is not complying with the agreement. Some of Colorado’s congressmen are responding to the announcement. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat representing Colorado, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), a non-proliferation agreement ... Read more

  • Trump announces US will exit nuclear accord with Iran — Rep. Coffman supports the exit; Bennet, Perlmutter oppose ‘reckless’ announcement
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he’s making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening the president’s isolation on the world stage. “The United States does not make empty threats,” he said in a televised address from the White House Diplomatic Room. Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never eve... Read more

  • Cory Gardner defends Trump’s decision to ditch Iran nuclear deal; Michael Bennet calls it “reckless”
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday that he supported President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, and he suggested the U.S. should work with its allies to seek new economic sanctions against Tehran. The backing from Gardner, R-Colo., comes amid outcry from European allies and former Obama administration officials, as well as uncertainty on whether U.S. allies would even work with the Trump administration on a new deal. Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Benne... Read more

  • Colorado's US lawmakers react to Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER — Members of Congress from Colorado's delegation reacted to President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday that the U.S. is pulling out of the landmark international nuclear accord with Iran with mixed emotions. Many had called on the president to stick with the 2015 agreement, while others encouraged Trump to scrap the deal. Ultimately, the president decided the agreement, which included Germany, France, Britain, Japan and Russia, among others, was a "horrible one-sided deal that should n... Read more

  • No Republican State Senators, Reps Tell Jeff Sessions to Back Off Colorado Pot
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Thirty-three members of the Colorado Legislature are backing a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for congressional action "to protect the sovereignty of states like Colorado and ensure that marijuana businesses and consumers will be free from undue federal interference." Though the state politicos and the entire Colorado congressional delegation, regardless of party designation, support the letter, not a single Republican state senator or representative has added his or her s... Read more

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