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The bill, approved on a 219-212 vote, would restore the ability of the U.S. Justice Department to prevent changes to voting rules in places with a history of discrimination and allow minority residents to challenge state laws they consider discriminatory — reversing the effects of two recent Supreme Court decisions.

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Colorado's congressional redistricting commission debuted the "starting point" congressional district map, with eight districts instead of seven and that will be altered and adjusted over the coming months, before settling on a final version of the map this fall.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has stirred up a hornet’s nest among American citizens. With Republicans in charge of both the U.S. House and Senate and President Donald Trump solidly behind the goal, Democrats and health care advocates have energized to let their voices be heard.

For a second straight year, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO3, has introduced the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act, a bill that would ease regulatory compliance for smaller community banks and credit unions. While a Congressional Budget Office estimate last year pegged Tipton’s bill as costing an estimated $20 million, Tipton said by requiring federal regulatory agencies to tailor regulations to fit the business model and risk profile of institutions instead of imposing one-size-fits-all mandates across the board, HR1116 would allow community banks and credit unions to focus more of their resources on providing services to customers and growing their businesses.