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Bennet joins group to address Super PAC situation

On the heels of a new poll that shows 70 percent of Americans think Super PACs should be outlawed, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has joined a task force to craft a new legislative response to blunt the impact from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing corporations and anonymous special interests to spend unlimited sums to influence elections.

Udall introduces bill to ensure that Americans cannot be held indefinitely...

Today, Senator Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, announced that he has joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, to clarify that American citizens apprehended inside the United States cannot be indefinitely detained by the military.

Tom Udall and Michael Bennet champion major campaign reform

Last week, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and five fellow Democratic colleagues, proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate the campaign finance system. Long an advocate of campaign finance reform, Udall seeks to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Citizens United decision, in which the high court ruled it unconstitutional to regulate the money spent during elections by corporations and unions. In that decision, the Court essentially based its ruling on an earlier Supreme Court decision of 1976, Buckley v. Valeo, which ruled that spending money in elections is a form of speech.

New Mexico’s Udall seeks GAO probe to make sure taxpayers get...

With profits soaring for hard-rock mining and oil and gas companies doing business on public lands, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is leading the charge to get the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate whether American taxpayers are getting their fair share.

Sen. Bennet balances energy talk on slippery Western Slope

During a three-day trip through the Western Slope this week, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet promoted clean energy as a means to create more jobs in Colorado and break the nation's dependence on foreign oil.

Udalls introduce yet another bill to establish national renewable energy standard

Two days after a conservative group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard (RES), Colorado Sen. Mark Udall – who was instrumental in getting voter approval for that RES back in 2004 – introduced a bill with his cousin Tom Udall, D-N.M., to establish a national standard.

Udall, Bennet add names to revived national renewable energy standard bill

Colorado Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet Tuesday signed onto a bipartisan bid to pass a national renewable energy standard (RES) modeled after...

Stewart Udall, pioneering champion of U.S. wild spaces, dies at 90

Speaking Friday night at the annual Colorado Trout Unlimited gala at the Arvada Center, a $100 a head sit-down dinner, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark...

Colorado and New Mexico Udall campaigns emphasize conservation

The New York Times weighed in on Mark and Tom Udall's congressional races in Colorado and New Mexico today, naming the cousins' parallel pitches...
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