Cory Gardner - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Cory Gardner Trump's legislative agenda slows to crawl in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's agenda has slowed to a crawl in Congress. Daily distractions and a pair of major controversies in the past week are diverting lawmakers from their day jobs. While the Trump administration delegates many decisions on legislation to more experienced GOP leaders in Congress, Trump's low poll ratings and the turmoil at the White House a... Tue, 16 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-16T23:09:00Z A DIY resistance tries to keep the fight against Trump fresh GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Stationing herself outside a bank building and holding a sign in the unforgiving midday sun, Katie Farnan was multitasking, as usual. She's a mother of two young children and works for a nonprofit firm but also has a third job: Chair of the town hall committee of the activist group Indivisible Front Range Resistance. And at... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:54:00Z Environmentalists triumph as Senate upholds drilling rule WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed. The 51-49 vote against the repeal measure was a blow to the fossil-fuel industry and groups linked to the conservative Koch Brothers, which had waged a publ... Thu, 11 May 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-05-11T03:30:00Z Energy state Republicans under pressure on methane rule WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. A coalition of groups with ties to the fossil-fuel industry and the conservative Koch Brothers have waged a public campaign to o... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:43:00 GMT 2017-05-09T21:43:00Z Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot WASHINGTON (AP) — It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst in that more decorous chamber will likely be behind closed doors. No one expects a new bill to be written quickly, but Senate Majorit... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-05-08T23:20:00Z Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling the U.S. health care systems shifts to Congress' upper chamber, where a vote is potentially weeks, if not months, away. Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill t... Mon, 08 May 2017 04:10:00 GMT 2017-05-08T04:10:00Z Democratic congressman announces run for Colorado governor DENVER (AP) — Six-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is entering Colorado's race for governor in 2018, saying he can do more for Colorado at home than he can in Washington. Perlmutter formally announced his candidacy at a rally Sunday in Golden, Colorado, and quickly established himself as the front-runner in the Democratic primary. Colorado's Democratic governor, John ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-04-09T20:32:00Z The Latest: Gorsuch confirmation vote expected by April 10 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April 10. The committee e... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:55:00 GMT 2017-03-20T19:55:00Z The Latest: Kasich warns against Medicaid phase-out WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new Republican legislation to replace the health care law (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says phasing out Medicaid coverage without a viable alternative is "counterproductive" and potentially risky. The Republican governor's tweet Tuesday comes in response... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-03-07T22:15:00Z House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama's health care law, a package that would scale back the government's role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees planned to begin voting on the 123-page legislation Wednesday, lau... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-03-07T06:45:00Z Missile tests add pressure on Trump over North Korea WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's latest volley of missile tests put new pressure on a preoccupied Trump administration Monday to identify how it will counter leader Kim Jong Un's weapons development. North Korea's march toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the U.S. mainland is among the pressing national security priorities President Donald Trump faces. He ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 04:17:00 GMT 2017-03-07T04:17:00Z Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement CHICAGO (AP) — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for Americans who have no other alternative has some congressional ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:42:00 GMT 2017-02-25T16:42:00Z Pence tells Jewish group world will know US supports Israel LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad. "If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with I... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:30:00 GMT 2017-02-25T08:30:00Z Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is assuring the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad. "If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands wi... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-02-25T07:30:00Z The Latest: Pence to address influential GOP Jewish group WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition will be the visual evidence of the fruits of years of labor by the politically active group. The annual conference at billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson's casino reso... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-02-24T21:58:00Z Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them DENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. Across the U.S., Democrats and their allies are spending this short congressional recess protesting elected R... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-02-22T23:47:00Z GOP leaders: Bill to build wall will cost up to $15 billion PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican leaders said Thursday. But they would not say how they'd prevent the massive project from worsening federal deficits, and were meeting resistance from GOP lawmakers. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Maj... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:50:00 GMT 2017-01-26T17:50:00Z EPA says it can't pay economic damages from mine spill DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law prohibits it. The EPA said the claims could be refiled in federal court, or Congress could authorize payments. But attorneys f... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-01-13T22:51:00Z