When President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress Tuesday in his first State of the Union address, Anarely Marquez, a Colorado State University student and undocumented immigrant who was brought to the United States as a young child, will be in the room watching as a guest of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis.
Enough Senate Democrats blinked Monday and voted with majority Republicans to fund the federal government for three more weeks — bringing an end to a three-day government shutdown — after receiving a commitment to vote on immigration legislation by early February, leading GOP lawmakers to declare grudging victory as divided Democrats endured stinging criticism from immigrant-rights supporters and other elements of the party's base.
On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration and just hours after the federal government went into a partial shutdown, tens of thousands of protesters — most waving signs and many clad in signature pink hats — flooded Denver's Civic Center Park and streets around the state Capitol Saturday morning for the city's second Women's March, as organizers vowed to channel a year's worth of outrage into electoral power.
The four unaffiliated statehouse candidates running under the Unite Colorado banner — that's the organization that used to be known as the Centrist Project — declared a pox on both major parties' houses after the federal government ran out of money late Friday night when Congress failed to approve spending legislation.
Bill Rhea, one of three Republicans challenging six-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn in a primary, on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to resign in the wake of an ongoing furor ignited by Trump's use of the term "shithole" to describe African countries during an Oval Office discussion about U.S. immigration policy.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says he'll be greeting visitors to his congressional website with a message of support for young immigrants and federal heath care programs until Congress tackles the issues with permanent fixes.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and a bipartisan group of governors on Wednesday called on congressional leaders to come up with a legislative fix before the end of the year to protect immigrants brought to the United States when they were children from deportation.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman must have struck a nerve when he tweeted Friday that he planned to appear on a Spanish-language radio talk show to discuss legislation he supports to protect certain young immigrants from deportation.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman on Tuesday was among 34 Republican lawmakers asking Speaker Paul Ryan to act before the end of the year on legislation to protect the roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally as minors.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, plans to hold an hour-long telephone town hall Wednesday evening, his office announced, as tax reform legislation barrels its way through Congress and a deadline for a crucial spending bill looms.