With over 800,000 federal workers still going without pay as a partial government shutdown over border wall funding continues, some Colorado lawmakers are refusing to accept paychecks or planning to donate their earnings to charity.
During The 2013 Government Shutdown, Four CO Lawmakers Said They’d Donate Their Salaries. Gardner Has Yet To Prove He Did So.
With a government shutdown looming as federal funds are set to run out Dec. 21, some lawmakers could again promise to donate their shutdown salaries to charity rather than cash in while many federal workers go without pay.
CO Lawmakers Are Using an Iowa Woman’s Death To Push Their Anti-Immigrant Agenda. The Victim’s Family Wants None of It.
Colorado lawmakers are joining the nationwide chorus of conservatives who are seizing on the death of an Iowa woman who was allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant to push the false narrative that immigrants make communities less safe and to advocate for tougher immigration laws.
If you’ve been following Colorado’s governor’s race, you know that former Congressman Tom Tancredo gave Republican Walker Stapleton his full-throated endorsement during the GOP primary, embellishing Stapleton with Tancredo’s ultra-conservative imprimatur and delivering primary voters to Stapleton, who’s connections to the Bush dynasty were viewed with skepticism by Tea Party types.
In May, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) took legislative action to acknowledge the “dark moment” of Japanese internment camps, but faced with the current reality of the Trump administration’s child internment camps, he refused to join any of the several legislative efforts to stop them, instead only signing on to a letter.
As disturbing details were emerging regarding the Trump Administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who’s favored to become the Republican nominee for governor, released an ad that paints immigrants as a threat to national security.
During a Debate Last Night, One of Four GOP Candidates for Governor Opposed Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy, Which Trump Now Says He’ll End
After saying he didn’t have the power to stop immigrant children from being taken from their families, Trump is now saying he’ll sign an executive order to stop the child grabbing on the border.
Immigrant Parents Are at Fault, not Trump, for Having their Children Taken from Them at the Border, Says Colorado Congressman
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) blames immigrant parents, not the Trump Administration, for the “sad reality” that some immigrant children will be separated from their parents at the U.S. border.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced Wednesday that he supports a parliamentary maneuver to force a long-stalled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation to protect some young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation.
Over the past six weeks, since U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) promised to restart his efforts to collect signatures on a “discharge petition” to force the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on legislation that would temporarily protect some so-called Dreamers from deportation, Coffman has apparently failed to convince a single Congressman, Democrat or Republican, to sign it.