Posted inEconomy, News, Politics and Government

How Michael Bennet plans to ensure the Child Tax Credit expansion lasts longer than a year

Michael Bennet on Wednesday floated the idea of bypassing the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule to extend the Child Tax Credit expansion beyond its 2022 expiration date through a parliamentary process known as budget reconciliation.  The process requires only a simple majority to advance some legislation, as opposed to conventional measures that must secure the support […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Kamala Harris talks small business in Denver while Joe Biden touts coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

President Joe Biden turned up at a minority-owned flooring business in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday to highlight how his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package can help small businesses and to put a face on those who have struggled throughout the pandemic. The visit to Smith Flooring, Inc. was Biden’s first stop in a cross-country administration roadshow — […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Vice President Kamala Harris to tout COVID relief package in Denver

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Denver on March 16 to highlight the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passed by Congress on Wednesday. Details on the visit by Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, were still being worked out, the vice president’s office said. Harris’ visit is part of an ambitious campaign by President Joe Biden’s administration […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Biden’s conversation about improving health care should include mental health

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have taken some extraordinary measures to expand and implement more equitable access to health care early in their tenure. Biden took steps to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and signed an order for the secretary of Health and Human Services to open a special enrollment […]

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Rep. Leslie Herod: Colorado to see maternal health legislation during the 2021 session

Now more than ever, we know that racism threatens our collective health as much as the most infectious viruses do. We also know that racism impacts childbirth.  To this day, Black and Indigenous women still face rates of mortality, morbidity, and mistreatment much higher than their white counterparts in the United States. Data suggests that […]

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Opinion: Bravo to Ken Buck for standing up for the Electoral College. Now, here’s what’s wrong with it.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, outgoing chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and congressman from Colorado’s 4th District, penned a guest opinion published in the Washington Post on Jan. 5 — the day before the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the results of the Electoral College vote for president. In […]