Congress http://www.kunc.org en Out Of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight http://www.kunc.org/post/out-public-eye-bitter-farm-bill-fight <p>The “who” part of the Farm Bill is pretty clear.</p><p>With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum – representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers – flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 58851 at http://www.kunc.org Out Of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/lobbyists-all-kinds-flock-farm-bill <p>When U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/years-making-new-farm-bill-becomes-law">announced passage of the Farm Bill</a> in February, she echoed a refrain from a car commercial.</p><p>“This is not your father’s Farm Bill,” she said.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 58849 at http://www.kunc.org Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill GOP 4th Congressional Candidates Spar In Advance Of June Primary http://www.kunc.org/post/gop-4th-congressional-candidates-spar-advance-june-primary <p>Four candidates are vying for the Republican Party’s nomination in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District after U.S. Representative <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorado-republicans-reshuffle-advance-midterm-elections">Cory Gardner’s surprise decision to run for the U.S. Senate</a> against Democratic Senator Mark Udall.</p><p>CBS 4 and Colorado Public Television recently hosted a debate with the four GOP candidates competing in the conservative and vast district that stretches from Wyoming all the way to New Mexico and the Kansas border.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:27:21 +0000 Bente Birkeland 57622 at http://www.kunc.org GOP 4th Congressional Candidates Spar In Advance Of June Primary Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In http://www.kunc.org/post/can-civilian-health-care-help-fix-va-congress-weighs Veterans across the country are still waiting too long for medical care, a situation that drove the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/30/317372486/embattled-veterans-affairs-secretary-eric-shinseki-resigns">resignation</a> of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki last week.<p>Now Republicans and Democrats in Congress are competing to pass laws they think will fix the problem of medical wait times and other problems at the VA. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 57341 at http://www.kunc.org Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In U.S. House Passes Pro-Medical Marijuana Amendments http://www.kunc.org/post/us-house-passes-pro-medical-marijuana-amendments <p>A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed three amendments to an appropriations bill that could change how the government deals with medical marijuana and industrial hemp in Colorado and other states where the practices are legal.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:43:14 +0000 Nathan Heffel 57175 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. House Passes Pro-Medical Marijuana Amendments