The impasse over raising the nation’s debt limit continues to be the hot topic in Washington. But both Democrats and Republicans are going to do some Presidential Politicking in Colorado this week. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for the latest.
Members of Congress are hoping to avert public panic as the country is now just a week away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever. But the message from freshmen Republican members of Colorado’s delegation is “don’t worry.”
Eastern Colorado Representative Cory Gardner says he wants to reassure people that Congress will not let the nation’s economy implode.
“This country will not default. The president will make the determination on what to do if there is no agreement but we will not default. This congress, we will come to a solution,” says Gardner.
The Colorado State Forest Service is launching a database to connect consumers with Colorado businesses using clear and beetle-killed wood. The searchable list contains about 130 businesses that sell furniture, traditional lumber and other products.