Colorado Senator Cory Gardner joined 11 of his colleagues Tuesday in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Administration to halt current policies leading to the forced separation of minor children from their parents, who are illegally entering the United States, and to allow Congress to fix the issue through legislation.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), with a bicameral group of lawmakers, today urged Amtrak to uphold its side of a longstanding public-private partnership to maintain the Southwest Chief passenger train and long-distance passenger service. The Southwest Chief runs from Chicago to Los Angeles, and stops in several Colorado communities, including Lamar, La Junta, and Trinidad.
A U.S. District Court judge today ordered Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams to put Congressman Doug Lamborn's name on the June 26 primary ballot.
Judge Philip Brimmer said the secretary cannot enforce a state law that requires petition circulators be residents of Colorado. With that law struck, the six-term congressman had enough valid voter signatures to get on the ballot. His candidacy was in question after two separate courts ruled that some of his signatures couldn't be counted because they were collected by nonresidents.
Unaffiliated voters across Colorado may soon receive ballots for both the Republican and Democrat parties for the June primary election.
Proposition 108, passed by Colorado voters in 2016, allows voters who have not opted to affiliate with either of the two major political parties to vote in either - but not both - primary elections later this year. In the past, unaffiliated voters were required to join one of the parties in order to vote in the primary, though they had the option to return to unaffiliated status or switch to another party following the election.
45 candidates -- including six candidates running for governor -- have turned in signature petitions in an attempt to get on the June 26 primary ballot.
Collecting signatures is one way of getting on the ballot; the other is going through the assembly process. In addition to governor hopefuls, candidates who collected signatures from voters are running for U.S. House, Treasurer, Attorney General, state Senate, state House, state Board of Education, and District Attorney.
Kenneth Hooker Kester, known to most as Ken, was born on March 16, 1936 in Lamar to G.E. and Maurine (Hooker) Kester. He passed away in Green Valley, Arizona, February 17, 2018, at the age of 81.
Ken was united in marriage to Virginia Smith May 27, 1956. To this union they had three sons: Dan, Mike, and Ed.
In a series of Twitter posts Saturday, Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner called ongoing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, domestic terrorism and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to likewise call the incident terrorism.
Today's attack is not the result of "many sides"-- it's an act of domestic terrorism. @POTUS should explicitly denounce white supremacy.
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold three town hall meetings on Tuesday, August 15thin Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood.
Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The events are open to the public.
COLORADO SPRINGS TOWN HALL
Legislation Makes Permanent Long-Standing Hyde Amendment
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the below statement after the Obama Administration announced sanctions against Russia for its cyber activities and treatment of U.S. diplomats in Moscow: