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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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Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is renewing his push for an extension of the wind energy tax credit as one of Colorado’s largest turbine makers contemplates layoffs.

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UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: The U.S. Senate has adopted the amendment co-sponsored by Democratic Senator Michael Bennet that would put a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of postal facilities until after the 2012 election in Colorado. Debate will resume at 2:30 EST Wednesday.

President Obama this month signed the Jumpstart our Business Startups – or JOBS – Act. Part of this new law is meant to help connect investors with small businesses and startups.

Democratic Senator Michael Bennet says Congress needs to “set aside politics” and renew a popular wind energy production tax credit that expires at year’s end. Tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, and according to Sen. Bennet time is running out.

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People attempting to access Wikipedia across Colorado and the US Wednesday morning were met with a dark screen. What gives? The massive user edited online encyclopedia has blocked US users from creating and reading its entries to protest the controversial SOPA/PIPA anti-piracy bills.

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The town of Estes Park is getting some help from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help ease traffic congestion for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Colorado Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today called for a 6-month moratorium on recent proposed closures by the U.S. Postal Service so Congress can establish more “comprehensive” reform.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has come a long way in administering government scholarship money for veterans. That was one of the conclusions from a roundtable held by Democratic Senator Michael Bennet today on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

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New school lunch food standards soon to be implemented by the Obama Administration are raising the ire of Colorado’s two Democratic senators.

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