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Polis follows up FRAC Act with BREATHE Act to strip clean...

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday followed up his reintroduction this week of the FRAC Act -- which would tighten federal regulation of natural gas drilling’s impacts to water quality -- with the BREATHE Act, a bill that would remove two exemptions for gas drilling under the Clean Air Act.

Tea Party freshman Gardner votes with Dems to keep government running

The Colorado delegation in Washington voted five in favor and two against the stopgap budget passed by the House Tuesday. It was the second temporary fix to the budget passed in the last few weeks and it is even less popular than the first one among Tea Party conservatives, who believe Republicans should hold steady and risk a government shutdown to force compromise from Democrats on spending. House Majority Leader Boehner lost more than fifty conservative votes and had to lean on Democrats to help him pass the measure.

Sen. Michael Bennet pushes for Chimney Rock National Monument

Senator Michael Bennet Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would establish Chimney Rock Archeological area in southwest Colorado as a National Monument.

Tipton accused of ignoring local support for Salazar’s wild lands policy

With more House Natural Resources Committee meetings on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s controversial wild lands policy on tap for today, conservation groups are calling out Republican members of Colorado’s congressional delegation for ignoring Salazar’s support among local constituents.

Reps Polis and Tipton disagree on repeal of health care reform

Today, Rep. Scott Tipton spoke in favor of repealing health care reform, and Rep. Jared Polis calls the repeal act the most expensive one-page bill ever.

Top campaign stories of 2010–You had to see it to believe...

This was a year of surprises in Colorado politics, from the announcement that Governor Ritter would not seek re-election to the paper-thin victory of...

Salazar may run against Tipton again in 2012

Speaking at a luncheon Sunday in Alamosa, lame-duck Third District Congressman John Salazar said he is already considering running to get his seat back in 2012. Salazar served three terms before losing this year to Scott Tipton by 4 percentage points.

Ron Paul debt-limit proposal next Tea Party – Republican Party showdown

Famous anti-big-government libertarian Texas Rep. Ron Paul Tuesday called on Congress to vote against increasing the national debt limit. Paul voted against raising the...

Terry ‘Colonel Birther’ Lakin supporters launch action week ahead of trial

In the wake of this month's historic GOP electoral gains, supporters of "Colonel Birther" Terry Lakin are launching a national drive to demand lawmakers...

Salazar couldn’t fend off Tipton — even with ‘no’ votes on...

U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Blue Dog Democrat in Colorado's sprawling and largely rural 3rd Congressional District who conceded to Republican Scott Tipton earlier...
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