Monthly Archives: October 2017

Public Lands Committee

10/17: STOP HR 2936, The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

The House Natural Resources Committee marked up and passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017”. The bill is now waiting in the House for debate.

The bill would expedite National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) review for U.S.

Immigration Committee

10/11: Consideration for Immigrants in Durango Police Department’s Strategic Plan

How can the Durango Police Department best serve our community’s needs?  The Durango Police Department is developing a comprehensive strategic plan focusing on how the Police Department can best serve the community through the creation of a safe and secure environment that will support everyone’s quality of life. 

Immigration Committee

10/5: Clean Dream Act

Nearly 8 in 10 registered voters and 7 in 10 registered Republicans believe Dreamers should be allowed to remain in the United States legally. Dreamers refers to the 800,000 young people who came to the country as children and have pursued higher education, earned better wages to support families and have become integral members of American communities throughout the country.

Income, Taxes & Your Money Committee

10/3 – 10/5: Oppose Congressional Budget With Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, Public Education & Social Safety Net

House Republicans have proposed a budget that dramatically cuts funding for Medicaid, Medicare, Meals on Wheels, and Social Security disability programs. If this budget is passed, middle and working-class Americans will suffer,

Healthcare & Senior Issues Committee

10/2: Continued funding of  “CHIP” – Children’s Health Insurance Program

On Sept. 30, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has allowed 8.9 million kids nationally to access quality affordable health care, ends. And with that end comes the end to access to quality,