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Viano: GOP health insurance reform bill must stop Obamacare-induced bleeding

Jake Viano

Back in 2010, voters across the nation swept Republicans into office, giving the GOP the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in years. Two years later, Americans allowed the Republicans to take control of the Senate, and the party has managed to maintain its majority in the federal legislative branch ever […]

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DeGette: Trumpcare would hurt seniors and others in Colorado: Here’s how

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

Trumpcare was defeated and the Affordable Care Act saved from repeal last month thanks in large part to the American public. They spoke out passionately on behalf of the ACA in phone calls and emails to their members of Congress. They raised their voices at events like the community forum in Denver where 1,000 of […]

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Pyle: Is Colorado’s oil and gas industry sitting at the table, or on the menu?

Tom Pyle

There’s an old and unfortunate truth about Washington, DC: “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” For the past eight years, the Obama administration’s “keep-it-in-the-ground” policies have kept the oil and gas industry “on the menu” and stymied responsible energy development and threatened to make energy more expensive […]

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Methane rule issue shows divide in opinion polls

Opponents and backers of an Obama administration rule to rein in flaring on public lands are using competing opinion polls as the U.S. Senate is expected to consider a measure to rescind the rule. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is still considering his stance on the issue while Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is opposed to the move. (Photo Courtesy NOAA.gov)
Oil and natural gas companies and their supporters continue to wage a war of words — and opinion polls — with backers of a Bureau of Land Management rule regulating emissions of methane from natural gas wells drilled on federal land, while a Colorado senator remains undecided on his stance on the rule.

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NASA act includes Perlmutter request for a plan to Mars

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., holds a bumper sticker promoting a manned space trip to Mars by 2033 during his remarks on the U.S. House floor Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Courtesy CSPAN/Perlmutter Congressional Office)
“The most significant and inspirational journey in history” was what U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO7, called a provision in S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017. He wrote the measure, calling for a plan to successfully launch a human space flight mission to Mars by 2033. The U.S. House […]

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Coffman supports bill to make it easier to fire bad VA employees

Army Corps of Engineers Col. John Henderson, right, shows Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., features of a new veterans hospital under construction in Aurora, Colo., Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The Corps took over construction management from for the Veterans Affairs Department after the cost nearly tripled and legal disputes threatened to bring work to a halt. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO6., and Republican colleagues on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, have introduced HR 1259, the Veteran’s Affairs Accountability First Act of 2017. The bill would provide the secretary of veteran affairs increased discrepancy to remove, demote or suspend any VA employee, including senior executive service employees, due to performance or […]

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Coffman moves to clarify stance on ACA repeal

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, smiles at the conclusion of a debate conducted entirely in Spanish with his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, on Oct. 4, 2016, at Univision studios in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has stirred up a hornet’s nest among American citizens. With Republicans in charge of both the U.S. House and Senate and President Donald Trump solidly behind the goal, Democrats and health care advocates have energized to let their voices be heard.

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Women candidate interest on both sides soars after Trump win

Diana DeGette was not directly part of the 1992 political “Year of the Women,” the historic election cycle when four freshman female U.S. senators were elected. But she did win her first elected office that year, as a Colorado state representative in Denver. DeGette has since represented Colorado in the U.S. House for two decades […]

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