Mark Udall


Fri June 22, 2012

Udall Praises Forest Service Air Tanker Fleet

A US Forest Service air tanker lands at the air tanker base in Broomfield, CO
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Colorado Senator Mark Udall was briefed Friday about efforts to contain the High Park Fire, as well as the strength of the US Forest Service air tanker fleet. 

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Wed June 20, 2012

Udall/Bennet Bark Beetle Mitigation Amendment Passes Senate

Bark beetles are responsible for killing more than 41.7 million acres of trees throughout the western United States.
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An amendment that Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet added to the pending 2012 Farm Bill increasing funding for bark beetle mitigation in the west, passed the Senate Tuesday. 

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Wed June 13, 2012

Udall, Bennet Applaud Signing Of Firefighting Air Tanker Bill

  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel interviews CO Senator Mark Udall about the signing of a bill which will speed up the contracting of new US Forest Service air tankers. The current fleet stands around 17 tankers.

A bill to speed up the contracting of  seven new Forest Service air tankers has become law. President Barack Obama signed the bill Wednesday. While the new planes won't be ready to fight the High Park Fire, Senator Mark Udall says the tankers will modernize the fleet.

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Tue June 5, 2012

Party's Over for Political Conventions Paid for by PECF (And You)

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Colorado Senator Mark Udall is introducing a bill that would prohibit the use of public money to pay for political party conventions. The bill addresses the use of Presidential Election Campaign Funds (PECF) - which have few federal restrictions on how that money is used.

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Wed May 30, 2012

Colorado to Benefit from Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3630 - Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 in the Oval Office, Feb. 22, 2012.
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President Obama has signed bipartisan legislation that allows the bank to continue financing U.S. exports through 2014. Mr. Obama said the move will help thousands of businesses sell their products and services oversees and create jobs at home.

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