Grace George

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Hickenlooper to serve as chairman of Science and Space subcommittee

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper announced Friday he will serve as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Science and Space. The subcommittee is new, and Hickenlooper will be its...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sens. Bennet, Kaine reintroduce Medicare-X Choice Act

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Tim Kaine announced Wednesday they are reintroducing the Medicare-X Choice Act. Bennet, D-Colo., introduced the act in the Senate in 2017 and again in 2019. Kaine,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Sens. Bennet, Hickenlooper: Trump’s actions warranted impeachment

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, both Democrats, voted to convict former President Donald Trump on Saturday for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The impeachment...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College reports steady enrollment, strong fiscal position

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus reported steady enrollment and a strong fiscal position Friday during a Board of Trustees meeting. Stritikus shared his optimism for the future and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. John Hickenlooper votes to advance two Biden Cabinet picks

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper voted Thursday to advance two of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks. Both Miguel Cardona, Biden’s pick for secretary of education, and Martin Walsh, Biden’s pick for...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Lauren Boebert introduces fourth bill opposing Biden’s executive orders

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has introduced a bill opposing President Joe Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands. During his first full week in office, Biden signed an executive...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sheriff recommended for Colorado U.S. marshal position

In a letter to President Joe Biden this week, U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper recommended La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith to serve as U.S. Marshal for the District of Colorado....

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers optimistic about CORE Act’s chances

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, along with U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, announced the reintroduction of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act in a virtual news conference this...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. John Hickenlooper joins four Senate committees

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper was assigned to four Senate committees Tuesday. Hickenlooper will join the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet expresses support for Biden’s secretary of ag pick

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet participated in the confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s secretary of agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack on Tuesday. Vilsack, former governor of Iowa and secretary...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet’s ‘Health Force’ bill taps unemployed to deliver medical services

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, alongside 10 other Democratic colleagues in the Senate, has introduced a “Health Force” bill aimed at helping to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, called The...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roundup: What happened this week in the nation’s capital

WASHINGTON – As the 117th Congress settled in this week, President Joe Biden signed more executive orders, the Senate confirmed two more Cabinet positions, and Colorado’s delegation all got behind...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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