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Colorado VA office under investigation for allegedly fudging wait-times

Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado in an effort to cover up actual wait times are under investigation for allegedly keeping unofficial wait lists of veterans seeking care, investigators announced Wednesday. The Virginian-Pilot has the scoop: The VA's internal watchdog announced an audit in a letter to Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Cory Gardner of Colorado. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter. Johnson and Gardner asked for the inquiry after a whistleblower told them the lists were allegedly used at the Denver VA Medical Center, VA health clinics in Colorado Springs and the Denver suburb of Golden. The ...

Tea Party Patriots in Colorado rally opposition to President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee

Members of Tea Party Patriots Field Team made a trip to the Centennial State last week, where they braved inclement weather and recruited local tea partyers to petition Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to reverse course and reject President Obama’s liberal, anti-Second-Amendment Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. “Because he is thoughtful, thorough, and well-respected across the political spectrum, obstructing a fair process, much less refusing to meet with him, makes no sense,” Sen. Bennet said in a statement in April after meeting with the nominee. But the Senate is operating exactly within its constitutional authority to decline ...

Studying Healthcare to Death: Colorado Commissions $500,000 Study on Rising Costs

Why haven’t insurance costs improved under the new healthcare law? Inquiring minds at the Colorado State legislature want to know. The $2,500 savings per family promised by the Administration never came to fruition. In fact, the Affordable Care law has created the opposite effect for many, including those in Colorado. The reason cited for escalating premiums has been Obamacare. Yet, the cause of rising costs is a mystery to some senators in the Rocky Mountain state, causing them to commission a $500,000 study on the issue. “[T]he Senate passed a measure Friday that would form a commission to diagnose why so-called affordable healthcare is a ...

Udall Meets S. E. Colorado

Senator Mark Udall, (D-CO) visited communities in southeastern Colorado to talk about the economy and local issues. On Friday, January 13, Udall met with the residents in the Arkansas Valley to focus on ways to bolster the local economy. On Friday morning, Jan. 13, Udall toured the Rocky Ford site of Innovative Water Technologies, a start-up water purification company. "There is nothing more fundamental than clean water," said Udall. “I am going to work with IWT to further connect them to FEMA and will work as a member of the Armed Forces Committee to research ways in which the military can utilize this technology more broadly." Next Udall ...

Discovering Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado

Discovering Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado Sen. Michael F. Bennet’s voting record shows that he has voted for record spending and national debt. Bennet voted for the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, more commonly known as the “stimulus” or the “Recovery Act,” which is the largest spending bill in U.S. history. He has also voted more than once to raise the government's debt ceiling by trillions. Bennet is also intent on health-care reform. In 2009, CNN's John King asked then-freshman Bennet, "If . . . you are a critical vote for health care reform, and every piece of evidence tells you if you support ...

Introducing Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado

Michael Farrand Bennet, (D-CO), was first appointed as the junior senator from Colorado in 2009 by then- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Ken Salazar, who became secretary of interior in the Obama Administration. Before his appointment as a junior senator, and subsequent election to a full six-year term in November 2010, Bennet was the superintendent of Denver public schools. The selection seemed to be a fluke to both Democrats and Republicans, who considered Bennet a dark-horse, as he lacked legislative experience. Bennet, a Democrat, had never campaigned for nor held any legislative office before his appointment. ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Thank you, President Trump, for nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

President Donald J. Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court – we at Tea Party Patriots are relieved someone with Judge Gorsuch’s qualifications will take up the legacy of the late legal giant Justice Scalia in defending the Constitution as it was originally written. “Tea Party Patriots and our network of supporters and grassroots activists across the country thank President Donald Trump for nominating Neil Gorsuch to be our next Supreme Court justice. President Trump promised to nominate someone who is both exceptionally ...

U.S. attorney general declines to prosecute EPA employee in center of pollution scandal

The Environmental Protection Agency employee in the thick of the scandal that polluted three U.S. rivers due to a Colorado mine wastewater spill will not face prosecution, the U.S. Attorney General’s office says. The Washington Examiner has the details: The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Wednesday that it found evidence the unnamed employee may have violated the Clean Water Act and given false statements. But spokesman Jeff Ladga said the Justice Department will not pursue the case. Instead, the case will be sent to the agency's leaders. "The EPA is required to report to the Office of Inspector General any administrative action taken ...

Senators seeking answers in case of vet who allegedly committed suicide while on VA waiting list

 U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Tuesday requested an investigation into a report an Army veteran committed suicide when he was awaiting care for post-traumatic-stress disorder from those at a Veterans Affairs office in Colorado Springs, Colo. The department will work with the inspector general and the senators to determine what happened, agency spokesman Paul Sherbo said. The senators did not identify the soldier who killed himself but said he was 26 and had served as an Army Ranger. Gardner said he wanted to avoid a repeat of a 2014 scandal over long wait times that veterans endured to get health care, and ...

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