Month: March 2017

Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports

The Congress maintains a public policy research group known as the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The CRS conducts research on behalf of the Congress, providing Representatives and Senators the information that they need to draft legislation and vote on bills. The combination of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the General Accounting Office (GAO), and the …

Weekly Actions | 3.13.17

Here are this week’s federal actions—taken from an email Indivisible sent out on Monday: Healthcare repeal update: We’re still waiting for that CBO score… House Republicans moved their repeal bill ahead in the House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees this week without a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealing how …

Remembering why society cares about the environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  was in the news again this week, thanks to comments by the EPA’s new administrator, Scott Pruitt, who expressed disbelief in carbon dioxide’s contribution to global climate change. The EPA’s role in combatting global climate change has been debated for a number of years, with arguments both for and against. Unfortunately, …

Following state level politics in Colorado

Overview of the Colorado General Assembly Colorado has a bicameral legislature called the General Assembly, which is organized similarly to the U.S. Congress. The Colorado General Assembly includes the Colorado House of Representatives, which has 65 members, and the Colorado Senate, which has 35 members. State House members serve for 2-year terms and are limited to 4 consecutive …