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Wiretap: Keeping your lousy health insurance

So now there's a new promise. If your lousy health insurance was canceled, you can now buy even lousier insurance. If you want to. And you don't have to pay the individual mandate.

Millions in federal money goes to abstinence and anti-abortion programs

To bring down the high chlamydia infections rate among Tennessee teenagers, an anti-abortion pregnancy center in Athens, Tenn., has proposed spending federal tax dollars on a life-sized version of the Game of Life.

DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

As the Environmental Protection Administration finalizes its air standards for hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette sent a letter today asking it to consider a new study that shows Colorado residents living near natural gas wells are exposed to increased levels of carcinogens and toxins.

Rep. DeGette ‘still concerned about how Komen is making its funding...

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette today lauded the announcement made by breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure that it planned to rework new policies that prevented it from funding Planned Parenthood. DeGette told the Colorado Independent that the dramatic turnaround, while good news, served mostly to raise wider questions about whether or not the blockbuster charity organization was basing its health-care funding decisions on solid scientific findings.

Colorado’s Udall, Bennet weigh response to evolving Komen-Planned Parenthood funding clash

Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are penning a joint letter on the evolving relationship between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and Planned Parenthood to reflect the unique situation developing between the organizations in Colorado, staffers told the Colorado Independent.

Report: Colorado’s Gardner stars in ‘most anti-environment House’ in U.S. history

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is among the legislative antagonists singled out in a new report (pdf) detailing the first session of what it calls “the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.”

DeGette, Dems push Upton for fracking hearings in wake of DOE...

Colorado’s senior member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, today joined other Democrats in calling on House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton to hold a hearing on a new Department of Energy (DOE) report warning about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

Ending abortion is the goal of those pushing Planned Parenthood investigation

An attorney for the group partially responsible for a recent congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood says the group has targeted the chain of health clinics as part of a strategy to end abortion.

Congressional Republicans launch Planned Parenthood financial investigation

U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, is moving forward with plans to launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood, a national chain of women’s health clinics.

Congresswoman DeGette wants to shine light on Solyndra’s investors

Two House Democrats, including one from Colorado, are seeking to question a pair of investors about solar panel manufacturer Solyndra's financial flameout in Northern California.
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