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Colorado Democrats, Republicans express concern about Trump’s state of emergency

Colorado Democrat and Republican representatives expressed concern Friday about President Donald Trump’s state of emergency declaration to gain funding for a southern border wall. To avert a second...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators vote in favor of renewing Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bill championed by Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, as part of a massive public lands...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators partner to support craft breweries, distilleries and wineries

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have introduced legislation to provide a permanent tax reduction for America’s craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, a rare example of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans echo Trump’s calls for bipartisanship

Colorado congressional Republicans supported President Donald Trump’s calls for bipartisan cooperation immediately after his State of the Union address, while Democrats demanded actions over words....

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate Finance Committee takes aim at rising drug costs

A majority of Coloradans believe prescription drug prices should be more transparent, as the Senate Finance Committee expressed bipartisan support this week to decrease the costs of drugs. Lowing...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government shutdown exposes domestic violence funding woes

The country’s longest shutdown highlighted funding insecurities and strains for many domestic violence prevention organizations, at the state and local level, reliant on federal grants. The...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado congressional representatives call for increased bipartisanship

President Trump and congressional leaders reached an agreement to temporarily reopen the government and continue negotiations over the border wall on Friday, ending the country’s longest shutdown. ...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet condemns shutdown in emotional floor speech

Emotions were high on the Senate floor Thursday as senators failed to pass two bills to end the partial government shutdown. The president’s immigration proposal, which included a $5.7 billion...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate to vote on partisan bills to reopen federal government

WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring President Donald Trump’s immigration proposal to a Senate vote on Thursday, as the partial government shutdown stretches past the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet highlights impacts to breweries during shutdown

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to address the growing concerns of craft breweries and distilleries this week in a letter. The partial government shutdown...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado agriculture feels strain of federal shutdown

Colorado farmers and agricultural researchers are facing unavailable resources and tighter budgets as the federal government nears its fourth week of a partial shutdown. In Colorado, about 3,600...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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