Scott Tipton

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Colorado's congressional delegation hasn't been silent on the Syrian airstrikes conducted by a U.S.-led coalition Friday night. The strikes drew criticism from some and praise from others, though there was one thing Republicans and Democrats agreed upon — the heinousness of reported chemical weapons attacks conducted by the Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad.

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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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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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The Republican field to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is still very much up in the air, but some possible contenders have not ruled out entering the race.

Bennet's seat is one of 10 Democratic seats across the nation the party must defend in 2016. So far Republicans do not have a clear front-runner. Bright prospects including Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler have both decided not to run.

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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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As wildfires burn across Colorado, the state’s four Republican congressmen introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill aimed at adding additional air tankers to fight wildfires.

Candidates Tussle for Third Congressional Seat

Sep 25, 2012
Colorado House Dems, Tipton: U.S. House

Our week-long coverage of the congressional races continues today with a look at Colorado’s third Congressional district. It is the state’s largest, covering much of the Western Slope and parts of Southern Colorado including Chimney Rock, the country’s newest national monument.

Kirk Siegler

With the severe drought still gripping the region, two Colorado Republican lawmakers are asking the federal government to extend an emergency order that opened up more lands for livestock grazing and haying. 

Capitol News Connection

Oil embedded in Colorado and other western states could help kick the nation of its dependency on foreign sources, if only the industry knew how to harvest it. Two Colorado congressmen say the Obama administration is standing in the way.

Gardner, Tipton Not Worried about Threats of Default

Jul 25, 2011
Capitol News Connection

Members of Congress are hoping to avert public panic as the country is now just a week away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever. But the message from freshmen Republican members of Colorado’s delegation is “don’t worry.”

Eastern Colorado Representative Cory Gardner says he wants to reassure people that Congress will not let the nation’s economy implode.

“This country will not default. The president will make the determination on what to do if there is no agreement but we will not default. This congress, we will come to a solution,” says Gardner.

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