Much of America's growth and future prosperity are tied to our transportation infrastructure. The federal gas tax was initially proposed to build the nation's interstate system. This has long since been completed and yet the federal gas tax continues. The federal gas tax should revert directly to the states without ever coming to Washington, D.C., where it pits states against each other and flows into a political process that rewards Congressional tenure over the merit of any given project.
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Backers of plans to revamp both Interstate 25 north of Denver andC-470 in southwest Denver pitched for federal funding help Tuesday but came away with no guarantees.
Still, Colorado's history of at least paying for portions of its road projects will be looked upon kindly when federal dollars are doled out, said Bill Shuster, GOP chair of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
It is not a well-known fact that the fastest-growing segment of organized crime, as well as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world, is sex trafficking. And while many believe this is only an international problem that pervades Third World countries, the unfortunate reality is that sex trafficking also occurs here in the United States.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging support for Colorado's efforts to obtain a spaceport operator license for Front Range Airport. The letter, which was also signed by Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Representatives Ed Perlmutter, Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton, Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Doug Lamborn, outlines in detail how Front Range Airport is well-situated to develop as a commercial spaceport in Colorado.