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U.S. House oversight panel seeks testimony from company conducting Arizona election ‘audit’

BY: - September 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Friday requested that the company behind a months-long review of Arizona’s election results appear at a hearing next month, after officials from Cyber Ninjas refused to cooperate with document requests from the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee. Top Democrats on that panel, Reps. Carolyn Maloney of New York and Jamie […]

U.S. military has left Afghanistan; evacuation of Americans and Afghans moves into next phase

BY: - August 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Even as the last military planes left Kabul, members of Congress were still trying to facilitate the evacuations of more Americans and Afghans. Reps. Jason Crow (D-Co.), Andy Kim (D-N.J.) and Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) are leading efforts to supply names and contacts of Afghans who helped the U.S. in the last 20 years […]

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Afghan Americans rally in Denver for friends, family stuck in Afghanistan

BY: - August 20, 2021

After Thursday’s storm clouds broke over the Colorado Capitol in Denver, about 200 protesters gathered with signs and flags to call for resources and raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. “We’re here to show solidarity to those who have been stripped to the bones of their humanity for far too long,” said Samiya […]

Afghan allies caught in immigration backlog as lawmakers, aid workers call on Biden to defend them

BY: - August 17, 2021

Aid workers and politicians sounded the alarm over a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as Taliban forces took control of the country’s capital, following the withdrawal of most U.S. troops. Video of Afghan people clinging to U.S. planes leaving the capital, Kabul, Sunday ignited public anger at U.S. military leaders and the Biden administration — as […]

As Congress tries to regulate ‘forever chemicals,’ local water systems push back

BY: - July 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Local water utilities worried about getting hit with lawsuits and high cleanup costs are stepping up their lobbying of Congress as lawmakers move to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water. The bill, the PFAS Action Act of 2021, has garnered bipartisan support and two Michigan lawmakers, Reps. Debbie Dingell, a Democrat, and Fred Upton, a […]

Delta variant surges in Colorado as the bands play on

BY: - July 10, 2021

“Delta variant surges in Colorado as the bands play on” was originally published at khn.org. GRAND JUNCTION — Dr. Rachel LaCount grasped a metal hoop at a playground and spun in circles with her 7-year-old son, turning the distant mesas of the Colorado National Monument into a red-tinged blur. LaCount has lived in this western […]

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

BY: and - May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo.  The Louisiana Republican says Baton Rouge desperately needs a new bridge to alleviate a crush of roadway congestion — at a cost of $955.2 million for several projects. That far exceeds the $20 million that […]

Biden banks on offshore wind to help curb climate change

BY: - April 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the coast of Virginia, the nation’s first offshore wind installation in federal waters.  The pilot project began producing power last October but is just the beginning for an industry poised for massive growth over the next decade. Longtime […]

U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate intensifies

BY: - March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children. The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for […]

Biden pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

BY: - February 19, 2021

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies, running the risk of alienating Native Americans in Western states.

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Trump voters split from the GOP to launch wannabe ‘Patriot Parties’

BY: - February 11, 2021

Onetime Trump voters in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and other states have all made attempts at forming their own iterations of a Patriot Party in recent weeks. 

Colorado sues BLM over resource management plan, citing Montana case

BY: - January 19, 2021

Colorado has challenged a federal Bureau of Land Management plan for the southwestern part of the state, arguing the plan was invalid because the Trump administration leader of the agency was illegally holding the office. The state’s Department of Natural Resources filed the suit in federal court on Friday, seeking to overturn a resource management […]