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The legislation comes on the heels of a Colorado bill to restrict use of the drug in law enforcement encounters. That bill, which awaits Gov. Jared Polis' signature, was in response to outrage over the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was injected with the drug while under arrest in Aurora.

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In a letter delivered Friday to Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Reps. Doug Lamborn, Ken Buck and Lauren Boebert noted that businesses nationwide have have been unable to fill millions of jobs and that 90% of Colorado restaurants say they're having trouble hiring enough staff for the summer.

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WASHINGTON — A group of House lawmakers, including Republican Ken Buck of Colorado, put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of…

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Ernest Luning: "In conversations with political insiders lately, it's become nearly as common as remarking on the weather to ask if there's news about a Republican running for any number of top-ticket offices, and the answers are usually the same."

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The group has proposed a map that would include a district that would group together the areas north and northeast of the Denver metro area, which includes a significant and growing Hispanic population. It would include portions of Adams County, southwest Weld County and Greeley, and northeast portions of Boulder County. It would be 26% Hispanic and in total 32% nonwhite.

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"She has blazed trails in Colorado and in Colorado law through the sheer force of her intellect, hard work and character," U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet told the Senate before the first of two 72-28 votes to advance and then approve her nomination.

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Ernest Luning catches up with Weston Imer, known as "the kid of the Trump campaign" in Colorado, who hopes some of that Trump magic can rub off on the long-shot bid of his mom, Laurel Imer, to unseat eight-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter. 

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The joint End Citizens United/Let America Vote PAC said in a statement first made available to Colorado Politics that Crow's positions on the campaign trail and in Congress have set a standard in their fight against the influence of corporate cash in politics and efforts to protect the right to vote.

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Salazar has been rumored to be under consideration for the post since April, Colorado Politics reported. The Times said the Biden administration has delayed announcing some major diplomatic nominations — including ambassadors to China, India, Israel and Japan — in order to "unveil a diverse slate of nominees" all at once.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn has introduced legislation to pull the plug on federal subsidies for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio, he said Monday, claiming the public TV and radio outlets have "increasingly turned into a mouthpiece for the left."

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Ernest Luning: "The Colorado Springs Republican, serving his eighth term in Congress, has had more close calls than a long-tailed cat on a porch full of rocking chairs."

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The bills would make it easier for women and minorities to to become investment managers under an SBA program designed to improve access to funds for small businesses; beef up SBA support for Native American-owned businesses and entrepreneurs; give customer-owned co-ops more access to SBA loans; and increase how much money small businesses can borrow to make energy-efficient investments.

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Calling Sandoval "an incredible, proven community organizer and leader," Wendy Howell, director of the Working Families Party's Colorado affiliate, said the former social worker is the strongest candidate to take on Boebert in next year's election.

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With the House and Senate both back in session this week, two Republican members of Colorado's congressional delegation found themselves near the center of a power shuffle atop the House GOP caucus, while the third landed in the national spotlight when an ex-staffer sued over his office's alleged negligent approach to COVID-19. Meanwhile, the entire delegation produced bills and called for action on a number of items.

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Brandon Pope, Lamborn's military adviser until early December, also charges in the lawsuit that Lamborn required his congressional staff to run personal errands and perform tasks unrelated to their jobs for Lamborn and his wife, such as buying the couple Christmas and birthday presents and helping move furniture to the Lamborn's vacation home.

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A national campaign finance and election reform group on Thursday endorsed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet's bid for a third term, noting that the Colorado Democrat is the only senator seeking re-election in 2022 who doesn't raise contributions from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists.

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Neguse joins fellow Coloradan Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, on the 13-member panel, which determines how bills are brought to the House floor and debated, giving its members a chance to work on nearly all legislation before the full chamber votes.

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One of the nation's most recognized experts on election integrity, McReynolds' nomination by President Joe Biden is a nod to the controversy generated in the last election, as then-President Donald Trump called into question the security of mail ballots.

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“Liz Cheney was cancelled today for speaking her mind and disagreeing with the narrative that President Trump was putting forward,” said U.S. Rep. Ken Buck. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted, "Liz Cheney is the GOP of the past. We are not going back."

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Ernest Luning: "Neguse, of Lafayette, landed in the top 10% of House members on the scale, which measures how often lawmakers' legislation attracts co-sponsors from across the aisle and how often they sign on to bills sponsored by members of the other party."

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U.S. District Court Senior Judge John L. Kane agreed to amend his judgment from last year that the Justice Department’s requirement for states and localities to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement infringed on Congress’s spending authority. Kane rescinded the finding “to avoid the unnecessary resolution of a constitutional question.”

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The family history and childhood of Regina M. Rodriguez took center stage at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, as President Joe Biden's judicial nominee traced the path from her mother's World War II internment in a Wyoming camp for Japanese Americans to her three-decade career in the law.

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Colorado will send an eighth congressperson to the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday, as a result of the state's population boom over the past 10 years.