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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Colorado Newsletter for Thursday May 18, 2023 ( 10 items )  

Ahead of Colorado Public Lands Day, Bennet, Hickenlooper, Neguse Reintroduce CORE Act to Protect Public Lands, Safeguard Outdoor Recreation, and Boost Economy
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colorado, issued the following news release on May 17, 2023: Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and Colorado U.S. Representative Joe Neguse reintroduced the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. The 2023 CORE Act protects approximately 420,000 acres of public land in Colorado, establishes new wilderness areas, and safeguards existing outdoor recreation opportunities to boost the economy for future generation  more

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Protect U.S. Service Members' Access to Protected Leave for Reproductive Health Care Services
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to introduce the Protecting Service Members and Military Families' Access to Health Care Act. This legislation would codify the Department of Defense's (DoD) February 2023 policy that ensures service members and their families can access non-covered reproductive health care, including abortion service  more

Buck Introduces Bill To Ban Public Funds From Making ESG Investments
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colorado, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced legislation that will prevent companies from using taxpayer dollars to force leftist Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies onto private sector businesses. BlackRock, a far-left, multinational hedge fund, controls the corporate voting decisions of the federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This grants them greater autho  more

DeGette, Bilirakis Call on VA to Expand Access to Continuous Glucose Monitors for Veterans With Diabetes
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, issued the following news releaseand letter on May 17, 2023: The co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), sent a letter today to the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs calling on the agency to revise its current coverage criteria for Continuous Glucose Monitors so that more veterans with diabetes can access the promising new technology that's helping millions of people   more

Hickenlooper Amendment to Continue Use of Fixed Climbing Anchors Passes Committee
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper applauded the inclusion of his amendment in America's Outdoor Recreation Act, to recognize continued use of fixed anchors for rock climbing in wilderness areas. Specifically, the amendment directs the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service to issue guidance on recreational climbing on federal land, including in wilderness areas. The goal is to make clear th  more

Hickenlooper Takes to Senate Floor to Stress Importance of Keeping Space Command in Colorado Springs
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, issued the following news release on May 17, 2023: U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today spoke on the Senate floor to emphasize the urgency of keeping U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs. "Senator Tuberville wants to make this about politics. Senator Bennet and I want to make it about national security," Hickenlooper said on the Senate floor. "This April, Space Command took another giant step forward when General Dickinson, who is in  more

Hickenlooper, Bennet, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Protect U.S. Service Members' Access to Protected Leave for Reproductive Health Care Services
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to introduce the Protecting Service Members and Military Families' Access to Health Care Act. This legislation would codify the Department of Defense's (DoD) February 2023 policy that ensures service members and their families can access non-covered reproductive health care, including abortion services and Ass  more

Rep. Boebert Transparency Amendment Passes House With Strong Bipartisan Support
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Lauren Boebert passed an amendment through the House with strong bipartisan support that will promote accountability and transparency for the removal of these criminal aliens Specifically, Congresswoman Boebert's amendment requires the Department of Homeland Security to annually report to Congress and publish on its website how many illegal aliens are deported for assaulting a law enforcement  more

Rep. Pettersen Introduces Bill to Address Postal Service Concerns in Custer County
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) introduced the Silver Cliff Community Act, which would restore the ZIP Code for the Town of Silver Cliff. In 1991, the town lost its unique ZIP Code and was forced to use the ZIP Code of the neighboring town of Westcliffe, which has resulted in delays and extensive errors with postal delivery, as well as a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales   more

Reps. Crow, Bacon Lead Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Air Force Fighter Force Structure
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO-06) joined Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-02) alongside Reps. John James (R-MI-10), Doug Lamborn (R-CO-05), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-07) to introduce H.R 3392, the Fighter Force Preservation and Recapitalization Act. This legislation prevents the closure of Air National Guard fighter squadrons at a time when pilot and maintenance manning are at critically low lev  more