Bipartisan legislation has been introduced to the U.S. Senate calling for the U.S. Treasury to issue gold and silver coins of varying denominations to mark the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016. Read More
U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) today re-introduced legislation to promote access to private capital that will help boost America’s commercial real estate in the face of decreased property values and limited loan opportunities. This legislation will help communities avoid more vacant storefronts, lost jobs and lower tax revenues which would make full economic recovery more difficult. Read More
Call it the contradictory — or confounding — nature of American politics that elected officials can enthusiastically tout ideas they successfully got tucked into a massive agricultural bill — and then turn around and vote against the actual piece of legislation.
Such was the story Thursday for five of Colorado's seven House members — all of whom supported critical parts of the massive $940 billion farm bill but ultimately cast a vote to handily kill it. Read More