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Sequester cuts expected to hit home

WASHINGTON – It's like a giant game of wait-and-see, but with millions of dollars of federal funding on the line for Colorado.As Congress scrambles to avert automatic spending cuts, called...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

They're baaack

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet introduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act in the last week, but it's not this bill's first time around the block.It was first...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper touts Colo. energy regulation

WASHINGTON – Gov. John Hickenlooper testified in favor of an “all of the above” approach to energy before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.The Senate committee...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall seeks 'date night' for State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Most of Colorado's congressional delegation will try to sit together again today during the State of the Union address at the urging of one of their own.Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., first...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton co-founds small-business, bipartisan caucus

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced the creation of a bipartisan Congressional Small Business Caucus in the 113th Congress on Tuesday.Members of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet's reputation rising with leadership

WASHINGTON – For Sen. Michael Bennet, the second time's the charm.In 2010, on the heels of a narrow victory in his first campaign, Bennet, D-Colo., was offered the position of Democratic Senatorial...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Udall joins Alaskan senator seeking unity

WASHINGTON – It's a walk down the aisle with a Washington spin – but rather than a vertical movement, it's a horizontal glide.Senators Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are sending...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senator presses for air-tanker upgrade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark Udall mailed letters to two federal agencies this week urging swifter action to modernize the nation's fleet of fire-fighting air tankers.In a letter to Agriculture...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet joins immigration reform group

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and seven other senators released their bipartisan plans for immigration reform Monday, combining Democrats' wishes for a path to citizenship for illegal...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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