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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Colorado Newsletter for Friday May 19, 2023 ( 5 items )  

39 AGs Endorse Cortez Masto's Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Xylazine
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's (D-Nev.) bipartisan effort to crack down on xylazine continues to pick up support from across the country, with 39 attorneys general from both parties calling for Congress to pass her Combating Illicit Xylazine Act. In a new letter, attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florid  more

Bennet, Welch Reintroduce Landmark Legislation to Establish Federal Commission to Oversee Digital Platforms
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Sen. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colorado, issued the following news release on May 18, 2023: Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced the Digital Platform Commission Act, the first-ever legislation in Congress to create an expert federal agency to provide comprehensive regulation of digital platforms to protect consumers, promote competition, and defend the public interest. Amid calls for regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and   more

Hickenlooper, Bennet Urge Bureau of Reclamation to Expedite Arkansas Valley Conduit Project
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, issued the following news release and letter: U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton requesting additional funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) to speed-up completion of the six-decade-long project. The senators also expressed their gratitude for Commissioner Touton's visit to Pueblo last month for the project's groundbreaking. "Many communi  more

Hickenlooper, Schmitt Introduce Bipartisan Launch Communications Act
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, issued the following news release on May 18, 2023: Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper and Eric Schmitt introduced the bipartisan Launch Communications Act, which will modernize the current Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) process for licensing spectrum for commercial space launches to help ensure that the United States remains the global leader in space. "Our leadership in space is powered by innovation, and we shouldn't  more

Reps. Pettersen, Kilmer, and Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce YIMBY Act to Tackle Housing Crisis and Lower Costs
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Colorado, issued the following news release and letter on May 18, 2023: Amid a growing housing crisis, U.S. Representatives Brittany Pettersen (CO-07), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Mike Flood (NE-01), and Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) today introduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, legislation to help overcome barriers to increasing home construction, including outdated zoning, slow permitting, and discriminatory land use policies. U.S. Senators Todd  more