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Helping Colorado small businesses as they start and grow

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Whether it’s Heart of Jersualem’s gyros, Dogtooth’s coffee, Zeezo’s costumes or Bristol’s microbrews, small businesses contribute in a substantial way to the Pikes Peak economy. During National Small Business Week, we recognize them. Nationally, more than half of all Americans own or work for a small business,… Continue Reading Helping Colorado small businesses as they start and grow

Folks who live near the Gulf of Mexico are well aware of red tides. During such phenomena, the Gulf’s crystalline blue waters turn a murky red, thanks to sudden algal blooms. Oxygen-deprived fish die and wash up on beaches, while humans may become severely ill from eating shellfish contaminated with red-tide toxins. Substitute “Democratic elected… Continue Reading Red tide could produce state’s next GOP governor

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet wants to know what businesses think about their experiences with federal grants and contracting processes. Bennet launched two online surveys for Coloradans who have applied for, submitted bids or have been awarded federal grants and contracts. “As I travel the state, I’ve heard from Coloradans who have had both positive and… Continue Reading Bennet wants business opinions of federal contracts, asks SBA for quicker loans

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FDA approved 35 drugs in FY2011

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The Food and Drug Administration approved 35 new medications in fiscal year 2011, the most in a decade, with the exception of 2009. Many of the drugs are groundbreaking – including medications to treat Hepatitis C, prostate cancer, lupus and drug-resistant skin infections. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet has advocated changes to the FDA’s approval process… Continue Reading FDA approved 35 drugs in FY2011

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Bennet urges changes at FDA

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Sen. Michael Bennet is asking the Food and Drug Administration for a uniform standard that allows the agency to monitor drugs as they move through the supply chain, ensuring that all medicine is manufactured, stored and distributed safely. There are critical drug shortages in Colorado and throughout the country, and Bennet is proposing new rules… Continue Reading Bennet urges changes at FDA

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Bennet: Deficit plan is a “starting point”

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Sen. Michael Bennet says a proposal to reduce the federal deficit should be taken seriously and should serve as a “starting point” for dialogue. Bennet issued the statement Friday as the proposal came up for a vote before President Barack Obama’s deficit commission. It failed to get enough support to lead to quick congressional action,… Continue Reading Bennet: Deficit plan is a “starting point”

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“Meet the Press” will feature Bennet, Buck

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NBC’s “Meet the Press” will be featuring Colorado’s U.S. Senate race with a face-off between incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck. NBC says the candidates will meet on the show on Oct. 17, two weeks before the election. Bennet is seeking election for the first time after Gov. Bill Ritter appointed him… Continue Reading “Meet the Press” will feature Bennet, Buck

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The White House faced fresh questions over back-room dealmaking after acknowledging that one of President Barack Obama’s top advisers encouraged a Colorado Democrat to apply for an international development job instead of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in a Senate race. The aide “wanted to determine if it was possible to avoid a… Continue Reading White House admits it contacted candidate about jobs

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State health practices held up as national model

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The new Senate health care reform bill, released yesterday by Sen. Max Baucus, contains key provisions from proven success in Colorado. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said he included provisions in the bill that will improve patient care and lower cost using a “proven care transitions model” developed in Colorado. “Colorado has incredible examples of how… Continue Reading State health practices held up as national model

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