Diana DeGette

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The Mountain West featured heavily in a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Thursday looking into issues of scientific integrity in the Interior Department. 

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Big news on the budget front dominated headlines out of D.C., while Colorado representatives also tackled issues ranging from birth control access to the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency.

Office of Sen. Michael Bennet

This week of recess marked another in which Colorado’s representatives and senators visited with constituents. Town halls, North Korea and health care dominated their time.

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Congress is out for its August recess, yet Colorado’s delegation is staying busy. Here’s KUNC’s roundup of what your senators and representatives have been up to.

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The future of health care and the politics of gender have been front and center in the national headlines this week. Colorado’s congressional delegation -- made up of the representatives and senators elected to office -- have been part of the action. Here’s a round-up of the votes, reactions and statements from your Colorado representatives.

Alexandria Police

A gunman opened fire at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on June 14, wounding several people including Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

While none of Colorado’s congressmen are on the Republican team, Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Jared Polis play for the Democrats and were at practice across town when they learned about the shooting.

Perlmutter said when police told the team what happened, they were in total shock.

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President Trump signed an executive order that may affect a large swath of Colorado land. It instructs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monument lands that are more than 100,000 acres if they were designated in the last 21 years.

Zinke anticipates reviewing up to 40 monuments as part of the order, including the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado.

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Election Night brought plenty of drama to races at the top of the ticket with Republican Cory Gardner upsetting Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. But further down the ticket, races for the U.S. House of Representatives brought few surprises.

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Starting in June, Colorado’s Medicaid agency will cover a breakthrough hepatitis C drug on a case-by-case basis, while it decides who will qualify for the potentially life-saving drug, and who will not.

Environmental Learning for Kids

One Denver nonprofit agency is using Great Outdoors America week to highlight the role of Colorado’s natural resources in the fight against childhood obesity.

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