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Hal BidlackHal BidlackDecember 27, 20176min595

The next time you see my old college roommate, Mr. G, be sure to thank him. For whether you know it or not, you are grateful to Mr. G for his hard work as a career bureaucrat with the Colorado state government. He has made your daily life much better – and your lives quieter and  more tranquil – by his service. You see, Mr. G is the fellow that wrote the actual legislation that created Colorado’s Do Not Call list, which has made our dinner more pacific and our evening more serene. Yup, a bureaucrat.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackDecember 12, 201610min370

A bill to greatly expand medical research and speed up drug approvals sailed through both the U.S. Senate and the House last week with strong support from Colorado’s delegation. The bill was co-authored by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-CO1, with contributions from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. It passed in the House of Representatives by a 392-to-26 margin and in the Senate by a vote of 94 to 5.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 17, 201610min458

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing a response to a request from Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette about how it will protect medical devices from cybersecurity threats. DeGette (D-Denver) asked the FDA for an explanation this month as the nation recovered from an Oct. 21 cyber-attack and prepared for another one during the election last week. The Obama administration blamed both the Oct. 21 attack and the threat of a second one against the U.S. election process on Russia.