The US House passed a six-month short term spending measure last week which will keep the federal government running into next spring. Passed by a bipartisan vote of 329-91, the bill now makes its way to the Senate, which is expected to pass it through for the President’s signature next week.
Nearly 70 Colorado delegates are in Florida for this week’s convention but only one Republican member of the state’s congressional delegation is there, 4th District Congressman Corry Gardner. He says he’s not concerned if all the delegates are not in support of Mitt Romney.
With the severe drought still gripping the region, two Colorado Republican lawmakers are asking the federal government to extend an emergency order that opened up more lands for livestock grazing and haying.
Colorado 4thDistrict Congressman Cory Gardner is challenging Democratic lawmakers who want President Obama to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a way of lowering gas prices with a bill of his own.
The Obama Administration’s proposed budget aims to eliminate billions of dollars in subsidies that go to farmers every year regardless of need. These direct cash payments are among the most controversial component in the sweeping Farm Bill which is up for re-authorization this year.