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  • Remains Of Colorado Men Killed While Fighting ISIS Return Home
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER (CBS4)– The bodies of two Colorado men returned home on Friday, several weeks after they were killed while fighting ISIS in Syria. The return of their remains has given their families some closure. The families of both Levi Shirley and Jordan MacTaggart told CBS4 they are proud of the sacrifices they made as the caskets were removed from Amtrak at Union Station early Friday morning. “He did more than I ever did. I got sent to ‘Nam, he went to Syria and that’s the difference. And we waited... Read more

  • Bodies Of Coloradans Who Died Fighting ISIS To Arrive In Denver On Friday
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    The bodies of two Coloradans killed fighting ISIS have been returned to the U.S., and are expected to arrive in Denver at Union Station on Friday. Levi Shirley of Arvada died in July and Jordan MacTaggart of Castle Rock was killed in August. They were two of dozens of American citizens who have joined militias in order to fight ISIS outside the purview of the U.S. military, and their deaths were a quandary for the U.S. government. "You can imagine the complications on that sort of thing," nation... Read more

  • Remains of U.S. Fighters Killed by ISIS Are Finally Homeward Bound
    Posted in In the News on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    The bodies of three Americans who died fighting Islamic State as volunteers for a Syrian Kurdish militia have begun a return home after a weekslong struggle by their families and the U.S. government to repatriate their remains. The remains of Levi Jonathan Shirley, William Savage and Jordan MacTaggart had been held for weeks in Syrian Kurdistan after they died fighting against Islamic State forces. Later, they were driven across the region—in ambulances displaying their so-called martyr photos—b... Read more

  • After long wait, the remains of three American militiamen killed in Syria will return to the U.S.
    Posted in In the News on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    The remains of three Americans who died in Syria after joining a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia to fight the Islamic State are expected to be repatriated Wednesday, members of their families and a congressional source said. The bodies of Levi Shirley, William Savage and Jordan MacTaggart will arrive on a flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, before traveling to their respective home states, said Shirley’s mother, Susan, and Savage’s sister, Brenna. Kurdish groups transported the remains... Read more

  • Aurora’s Coffman, congressional colleagues: Bring F-35s to Buckley
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    AURORA | Aurora Congressman Mike Coffman said if Buckley Air Force Base is not awarded new F-35 fighter jets, the base would likely lose its Air National Guard unit someday. “If we don’t get them, we will lose the runway. It’s only the fighter aircraft of the 140th Wing Colorado Air National Guard that require us to have an active runway at Buckley,” he said. “It affects the longterm health of (the) base when we’re looking at base closures.” That’s why Coffman said he spearheaded the Colorado co... Read more

  • Legislation seeks to hold corporations accountable for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today introduced legislation to expand the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) giving individuals and companies the ability to take legal action against corporations that violate the anti-bribery provisions. Recent reports of high profile corruption, such as the Panama Papers and Unaoil, allege financial kickbacks and monetary payments to government officials in return for contracts or favors. Under current law, only the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securi... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers weigh in on Guantanamo closing
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by Denver News 7 on February 23rd, 2016. DENVER - A plan to close Guantanamo Bay is being sent to Congress, President Obama announced Tuesday. Colorado's Supermax facility in Florence has frequently been named as a place to send the detainees. Also on the list is Colorado State Penitentiary II. According to The White House, the detention facility in Cuba has just 91 detainees remaining. Nearly 800 were held there at one time. In making his announcement, the Presiden... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers weigh in on Guantanamo closing
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by Denver News 7 on February 23rd, 2016. A plan to close Guantanamo Bay is being sent to Congress, President Obama announced Tuesday. Colorado's Supermax facility in Florence has frequently been named as a place to send the detainees. Also on the list is Colorado State Penitentiary II. According to The White House, the detention facility in Cuba has just 91 detainees remaining. Nearly 800 were held there at one time. In making his announcement, the President twice r... Read more

  • Promoting economic growth in emerging countries pays off for U.S., officials say at Denver forum
    Posted in In the News on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by the Denver Business Journal on February 19th, 2016. When it comes to global economics, the equations and answers are not always easy. But if the U.S. sticks to a plan of investing in developing countries, it will be economically rewarded, the speakers said. That was the key message Thursday from U.S. Trade and Development AgencyDirector Leocadia Zak and U.S. Rep. Ed. Perlmutter, D-Golden. The two were keynote speakers at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition lunch... Read more

  • Representative Perlmutter, USTDA Director Zak, 160+ Colorado Leaders Urge U.S. Engagement Overseas
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2015 CONTACT: Nick Moenck, nmoenck@usglc.org, 202-730-4155 Representative Perlmutter, USTDA Director Zak, 160+ Colorado Leaders Urge U.S. Engagement Overseas CoBank President Mary McBride and DaVita Village Trust Director Lori Vaclavik join call for strategic investments in American global leadership, economic development, and diplomacy DENVER — Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak joined the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ... Read more

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