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.
In 2013, I received a call from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking me, as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to support a pilot program to allow farmers to grow hemp. Knowing Colorado farmers’ interest in the crop, I jumped at the chance and pushed to include the program in the 2014 Farm Bill.
With less than 24 hours’ notice, hundreds of Coloradans gathered at the West Steps of the state capitol on Thursday evening to protest President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker to be acting Attorney General of the United States. Whitaker had been AG Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff. He has publicly argued that Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation has gone too far and that President Trump has the authority to end it whenever he wants.
Tickets are available for Thursday’s “Get Out the Vote Tour” with Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton and his “special guest,” U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO).
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), a national environmental group, released its annual congressional scorecard Tuesday, spotlighting its ratings of Colorado’s delegation, which ranged from 100 percent (Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis) to 0 percent (Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn).
Durango officials pressed Gardner and others to allocate more time for questions at skinny town hall
Last week’s skinny town hall, with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and other Colorado lawmakers, was originally scheduled to last 45 minutes, with about 10 minutes going to each of four lawmakers, followed by a question-and-answer period lasting maybe five minutes.
During a conference call with constituents Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said he’d hold a town hall meeting as soon as he gets his “schedule in Washington figured out.”