Tag: Senate

Doing Anything?

It has been a while since my senators have heard from me. I’ve been wondering what, if anything they are doing? According to the media, the only thing in Washington DC is possible impeachment of Trump – for something… My Colorado Senators: I have been remiss in writing to you for a number of reasons …

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Not Again, Really?

The Colorado eco-maniacs are bashing CO Senator Cory Gardner for not passing an amendment to the Tax Reform Bill about drilling in Alaska.  Really???   Senator Gardner: Well, you ruffled a bunch of feathers (fur? Antlers?) while working on the Senate Tax Reform bill when you Senators rejected (52-48) Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington …

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“Let there be light” is OK, BUT…!

When our Senate specifies that the President get to work to specifically,”…support poverty reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth…”  you’d think the Senate would be actually doing part of their job.  Well, they did, but… This letter went to my Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO):   Scott – I see that the House will …

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“Ways and Means” or “Means to an End?”

Creative financing or just stealing from the economy?  Another example of government manipulation of funds not theirs to increase federal spending – on highways this time.  This latest attempt to create more money to spend has multiple impacts on our economy – most not good… This letter to my Senators is late this week but …

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Maybe a Thirsty California Democrat Will Support This

My Representative, Scott Tipton, (R-CO) has re-introduced some water legislation that had passed the House before but was stopped by the Democrat Senate.  My thanks to him and questions about how to get the legislation through the Republican Senate are in this letter:   Scott – Your piece in the Sunday (4/12) Grand Junction Sentinel …

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Actions that hurt people and destroy things – Mayhem

Mayhem in our Congress and the Administration.  Rules don’t work for you – change the rules!  Laws aren’t working as expected – change the law by executive edict!  Our Constitution is under attack!  My Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) keeps fighting for some return to government for and by the people.  He needs some thanks.   …

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Political Leadership – Truly Missing from our Senate

Senator Harry Reid and President Barack Obama have been such sterling examples of horrible political leadership these past few weeks I just couldn’t help myself.  I have two of the most un-leaderlike US Senators supposedly representing me but I just had to attempt a wake up letter.  Both (Udall D-CO & Bennet D-CO)  received this …

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Compromise – Not the way to Play the Game

This whole “Continuing Resolution”, “Base Line Budgeting,” “Increased Deficit”, “Obama Care” totally partisan separation of our so called national “Leaders” is nearly beyond definition.  There’s a reason for the power separation between our three branches of government.  Some idiocy from some elected members has, sadly, become to be expected.  A complete non-negotiable separation by two …

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A Little Senate Oversight Couldn’t Hurt!

The President of the United States is charged by the US Constitution to provide the U.S.’s international interface with other nations or entities. But in the overall spirit of the Constitution, the other two branches of our government have overview and a check and balance responsibility over the Administration.  The Constitution outlines the Senate as …

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My Senator tells me I’m supposed to be impressed??

I received an e-mail from my Senator Udall (D-CO) today asking me to tell President Obama and convention speaker Elizabeth Warren how proud I am of them!  I responded to Senator Udall telling him how disappointed in him I am: Mark – I was very disappointed to receive the e-mail you (supposedly) sent me today.  …

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