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‘Since our founding, our nation has remained committed to its core principles’

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

For 241 years, Americans have demonstrated their passion for living in a country founded on protecting “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” by celebrating Independence Day. This tradition is a celebration of the actions our founding fathers took when they declared that our new nation would be independent from the tyrannical crown of England. […]

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Same tweet, opposite votes — as national Dem group’s credibility sags?

Remember last month when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington sent out a mass-email blasting 6th Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman over the U.S. House’s version of the GOP health care plan? Standard fare for groups like the DCCC, we figured at the time — except, the missive implied Coffman had voted for […]

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Interior chief to Colorado’s Cory Gardner: Ancients ain’t on the bubble

So, maybe all us Coloradans at last can stop our worrying, OK? U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office even provided a video clip of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirming for Gardner in a committee hearing Tuesday what Gov. John Hickenlooper had concluded earlier this year: that Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado isn’t going […]

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Lamborn’s bid to curb EPA suit against Springs gets push-back from Pueblo — and Tipton

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn speaks prior to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence during the Trump-Pence rally at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs Aug. 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael McGrady/The Colorado Statesman)

  If they couldn’t fight over water, would longtime rivals Pueblo and Colorado Springs find something else to fight over? Of course! But for now, the ongoing feud over Fountain Creek will do. The contaminated stormwater that perennially pours into the waterway from the Springs metro area and flows downstream to Pueblo and beyond prompted a lawsuit against […]

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Colorado labor leader rips overtime bill, while Tipton praises more worker flexibility

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A House bill that would allow employers to compensate workers with paid time off instead of wages for overtime is fielding conflicting opinions from Colorado lawmakers and labor leaders. On a party line vote earlier this month, the House passed the legislation, H.R. 1180, that would alter language in the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing […]

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Colorado stakeholders back Sen. Cory Gardner’s call for BLM to go west

…And Horace Greeley himself, were he still with the living, no doubt would be on board. Gardner’s Washington office in fact sent us media types a press release today identifying those stakeholders (Greeley wasn’t included). All of which probably belongs in our “Cory Gardner” file’s not-surprising-but-still-noteworthy subfolder. As has been widely reported, the Republican junior senator from Colorado […]

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Feds award $7.8 million grant to fight opioid abuse epidemic

The U.S. Capitol on Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Colorado will receive $7.8 million in federal grant money to help battle opioid abuse in the state, as part of a landmark medical research bill signed late last year. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law late last year, boosted funding for medical research and accelerated the development and approval process of medical treatments. […]

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Tipton: Congress now has higher authority to stop overregulation

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

A recent analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute showed that for every law Congress passed in 2016, the Obama administration issued 18 rules and regulations. With a total of 3,853 last year, the administration issued the most rules and regulations since 2005. When done right, rules and regulations play an important role in keeping our […]

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