Posts Tagged ‘Gardner’

A “non-partisan” Scorecard – What’s in a Name

by Craig Masters Vultures – honest about what they are If you are someone who likes to think that you can tell the difference between campaign bullhockey and a report on legislators by a “non-partisan” panel of observers, interpret these grades issued to the seven U.S. Congress Representatives and the two Senators for Colorado. Rep. [...]

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No bull: Now Obama wants to regulate cow flatulence

By Jack Minor—   What was once the staple of late night comedy and bad movies is now becoming a reality as the Obama administration is bowing to pressure from environmentalist groups and plans to require dairy farmers to prevent their cows from “passing gas.”   The issue at hand involves the extent to which [...]

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Shakeup: Buck and Gardner switching places

By Jack Minor –   In a bizarre twist, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has announced he is pulling out of the race for the Senate nomination against Mark Udall and will instead run for the 4th Congressional District seat currently held by Cory Gardner, who is running for the Senate seat.   In [...]

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Gardner-Welch bill targets energy efficiency in federal buildings

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that would cut the federal government’s energy bill by advancing the use of performance contracts. The federal agencies spend over $6 billion annually on energy.   The Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act would save taxpayer dollars [...]

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Gardner to IRS: You will be held accountable

WASHINGTON D.C. – Furious over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups seeking non-profit status, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) is demanding answers and offering to help affected groups in Colorado that were unfairly singled out.    In a letter to the IRS, Gardner demanded to know how many Colorado groups were targeted and asked for [...]

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Rep. Gardner receives award for protecting small business owners

by Jack Minor –   WASHINTON D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award to 4th Congressional Rep. Cory Gardner on Thursday, Sept. 13.   In presenting the award, Dan Danner, NFIB CEO and President said Gardner had fought for small business owners against excessive government regulations. [...]

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Dem donor: kill “ugly black babies” to save taxpayers money

by Peter Grady –   An abortion practitioner with a long history of donating to Democratic candidates has been captured on video defending his practice by telling pro-lifers that he doesn’t want to pay for “ugly black babies” to be born to grow up and kill people like the Aurora shooter did.   The exchange [...]

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State Representative Bob Gardner responds to critics

by Craig Masters On  August 9, State Senator Kevin Lundberg (R-dist 15) reported that Representative Bob Gardner, (R- dist 21) Chairman of the Legislative Health Benefit Exchange Implementation Review Committee circumvented the Committee to approve action to allow another $43 million in debt to added to an already unimaginable debt burden on Colorado taxpayers! Today, [...]

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Gardner backs farmers, asks Feds for drought declaration

by Jack Minor –   In the latest move to help farmers in Weld County obtain access to groundwater to save their crops, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CD-4) has asked the federal government to issue a drought declaration for the state.   Gardner sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack asking for the declaration. [...]

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Colorado delegation calls for additional assistance to fight fire

FORT COLLINS, COLO. – As the High Park Fire continues to spread through Larimer County, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the entire Colorado delegation is asking the United States Forest Service (USFS) for additional resources and assistance.   “We cannot stress enough the high concern for this fire – emergency personnel believe the High Park [...]

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Gardner takes Obama to task for “private sector fine” remarks

by Peter Grady –     Rep. Cory Gardner had some choice words for president Barack Obama over remarks he made that people in the private sector were doing just fine following news that unemployment had risen to 8.2 percent in May.   Speaking at a recent press conference, Obama lamented that the reason for [...]

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Gardner says proposed farm regs show Washington needs reality check

by Matt Lacy – Congressman Cory Gardner has said that proposed regulations by the federal government that would bar young people from operating farm equipment shows that Washington needs a reality check “You get somebody who doesn’t understand agriculture and you get screwy regulations like this,” Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said. In a further attempt [...]

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Students targeted for leftist activism

by Craig Masters Two days after activist Sandra Fluke testified to congress that she needed taxpayers to buy her birth control in order to be able to afford to keep up with the amount of sex she was having at Georgetown University, an organization named “eyesoncongress” scheduled a program its web site describes as “Teaching [...]

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Congressman Gardner gives money back to government

by Jack Minor – In what might seem like an unusual move for a government official, Rep. Cory Gardner announced today he would be returning $218,274 from his Congressional office budget to the United States Treasury. “With a debt of more than $15 trillion, it is important to look for cost-cutting solutions throughout the federal [...]

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Yen-Yuan, when Keystone hangs in the balance, what’s in a name?

by Craig Masters On January 17, the Greeley Gazette posted an article authored by Craig Masters recapping town-hall style meetings held in the area by U.S. Congressman, Cory Gardner. The Keystone XL pipeline was one of the topics the congressman addressed. His position on the Energy and Commerce Committee gave the audiences a rare opportunity [...]

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Water, Jobs and Oil were topics fielded by U.S. Congressman Gardner in Monday’s town hall meetings.

The congressman noted that January 24, the scheduled date for the State of the Union address, will mark the 1000-day anniversary since the senate passed a federal budget. He explained that the current republican-led House of Representatives has sent several budget proposals to the democratic controlled Senate where each proposed budget has failed to receive [...]

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Unemployment remains above 8 percent for 35 consecutive months

by Matt Lacy – The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment numbers have remained above 8 percent for 35 consecutive months. While the media and the Obama administration have touted the numbers as sign of a recovering economy, the numbers are not exactly what many people may think. Last [...]

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Gardner says Obama appointments “usurp” will of Congress, people

by Matt Lacy –   A former Attorney General has said president Obama’s four appointments is unconstitutional because the Senate is not in recess. On Wednesday, Obama appointed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Corday as head of the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau and three members to the National Labor Relations Board. While the move has [...]

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Bill preventing EPA from regulating farm dust passes House

by Jack Minor – A bill to prevent the EPA from regulating farm dust that was co-sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner, passed the house on a largely party line vote. The bill prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing any new regulations that could impose harsher restrictions on area farmers by regulating dust generated by [...]

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Cain supported by black pro-life organization

Day Gardner by Jack Minor – The head of a black pro-life organization has praised Herman Cain for being “fearless” in his pro-life stance and said he is what she wants in a president. As Herman Cain moved into the frontrunner position for the Republican presidential nominee, he received criticism on a variety of fronts. [...]

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Vietnam Vet – personal observations of Gardner crowd

I am bitter today as I watch the return home of great Americans – in caskets. I have had the unforgettable honor of leading guys who truly believe freedom is worth everything a person can give. And so they gave. In the 60’s I stood proudly with fellow marines as we were pelted with tomatoes [...]

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Congressman Gardner Welcomes All to Town Hall Meeting

  One trillion dollars is being taken away from Social Security funds and being given to big corporations. Why are you supporting this? That was the kind of comment that was shouted at Congressman Gardner during his town hall format meeting held this morning at the American Eagle Distributing conference room in Loveland. Nearly 40% [...]

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Gardner: Another Misreporting by the Tribune…sheesh

(Editor’s note: We were unable to gain permission from the author of www.greeleyreport.com to edit this story.  Therefore we print it as is and as it was meant to be, a news editorial.  However, in spite of the bent, there are many facts herein and they are neglected by the Tribune in their attempts at objective [...]

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A Strong Central Government Insures Equality, Prosperity for All

 by Craig Masters  – Only a larger, stronger federal government can save the American Dream. This was the message that supporters of the Democratic Party budget plan brought to U.S. House and Senate members’ offices across the country Tuesday, July 26. With only about a week remaining before the advertised default on the “full faith [...]

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Sen. “Pontius Pilate” McConnell, surrenders to Obama on debt limit

by Jack Minor Following a rousing speech on the Senate floor implying Republicans would not cave on the debt ceiling, Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, proposed a plan that would allow Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit. McConnell’s plan would pass legislation authorizing the President to submit three different requests; adding up to $2.5 [...]

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Tea party House votes “No” to increase Obama’s credit card limit

  by Jack Minor   Heeding calls from Tea Party members, Republicans in the house unanimously voted against a proposal to increase the federal debt limit to $16.7 trillion.  The 318-97 vote to raise the debt limit was a clean vote with no conditions attached. Democrat minority whip, Steny Hoyer, advised Democrats to vote against [...]

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Gardner opposed to government taking on more debt

by Jack Minor     Cory Gardner is among a growing list of Republicans in the house who oppose the federal government’s adding debt until its financial affairs are in order. Government waste and spending was one of the key reasons Republicans swept control of the House in November. Government spending is now at a point [...]

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No Permit Concealed Carry Passes First Hurdle

By Mike Bauman A bill that would allow citizens in Colorado to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has passed the Colorado House Judiciary Committee and will now be debated on the House floor.  All the Republicans and two of the Democrats on the committee voted to send the bill; HB1205, to the full [...]

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Gardner defends vote on Patriot Act

by Jack Minor Rep. Cory Gardner issued a statement today defending his vote in favor of extending provisions of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act extension first came up for vote last week. At that time, the Republican leadership was stunned when members of the house who were beholden to tea party groups voted against the [...]

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Republicans can stop “Obamacare” by debt limit in house

by Jack Minor Repealing “Obamacare” was one of the key reasons Republicans won control of the House. They now have been given a golden opportunity to accomplish this goal without a single democratic vote according to the organizer of the “No More Red Ink”campaign. “Few are recognizing what an opportunity the House Republicans have to force [...]

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Gardner proactively takes Obama up on healthcare offer

By Jack Minor During the state of the union address, President Obama said he welcomed any constructive suggestions to help improve the health care bill passed last year. Many may not realize the Republicans have already taken his advice to heart. Obama stated during his address, “Let me be the first to say that anything [...]

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Liberal groups, Congress members lament “fetish” for the Constitution

Story by Jack Minor While one of the key goals of the Republican majority in Congress is to hold a public reading of the Constitution and requiring bills to have an attachment citing its Constitutional authority not everyone is happy with the moves. Several prominent liberals have described such readings as having a “fetish” with [...]

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Rep. Cory Gardner describes excitement, challenges of first day on the job

By Jack Minor Newly elected Representative Cory Gardner acknowledged skepticism by some conservatives regarding spending cuts, however he is optimistic about the upcoming session. Gardner told the Gazette that they have already showed an attempt to tackle the spending issue. Following the reading of the Constitution for the first time in the history of the [...]

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City council member has resigned for Congressional appointment

Greeley City Councilmember Maria Secrest has resigned her at-large Council position and accepted a position with Representative Cory Gardner’s new Greeley office. According to Colorado law, there are two options for selecting a replacement on the City Council: 1) an application, interview and appointment process or 2) a special election. The Council has chosen to [...]

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Article says Markey may be cut loose as party faces funding difficulties

Story and photo By Jack Minor As election-day nears, the New York Times published an article claiming the Democratic party has included Rep. Betsy Markey on a list of seats they may decide to concede in order to concentrate their resources on other races. In the article Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional [...]

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