Monday, February 19th, 2018

 

Gardner Issues Statement on Immigration

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his votes to advance immigration reform: Our immigration system is broken and that’s why I voted for solutions. President Trump has repeatedly stated he wants to address the Dreamer population and increase border security and the proposals I supported today would have done exactly that. I’m dissapointed we were not able to find a solution this week but that does not mean our work is over. I’ll continue to work with Senator Bennet and my other colleagues on bothRead More


President’s Day 2018 — Monday, February 19

DID YOU KNOW?? Many get to enjoy a long weekend thanks to George Washington! Presidents’ Day arrives every third Monday in February and is a federal holiday, which means most government offices, post offices and banks are closed. The holiday, which falls on Monday, Feb. 19 this year, was initially established to honor George Washington. The federal government still refers to the day as it was originally designated by law, calling it Washington’s Birthday. President Washington was born on February 22, 1732, but the holiday can occur between February 15 through FebruaryRead More


Consumer Products — the dominant source of air pollution? New study reports

Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and other institutions. People use a lot more fuel than they do petroleum-based compounds in chemical products—about 15 times more by weight, according to the new assessment. Even so, lotions, paints and other products contribute about as much to air pollution as the transportation sector does, said leadRead More


Proposed Bill Could Help Improve Insurance Coverage Options

DENVER – Coloradans confronting a narrowing number of increasingly expensive health insurance options could soon have one new option available to them, if a bill making its way through the Colorado Statehouse continues to progress.   Senate Bill-132, authored by Parker Republican Jim Smallwood, requires the state’s Insurance Commissioner to seek a waiver from federal Obamacare rules that restrict the sale of so-called catastrophic care plans, which could soon allow every Coloradan to purchase such plans through the state’s Obamacare exchange. Smallwood’s bill passed its first legislative test Thursday, winning unanimousRead More