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DeGette decries ‘poison pills’ in House spending bills as government shutdown looms 
Because Republicans have only a five-vote majority in the House, DeGette said it will be very easy for a group of the “far-right MAGA Republicans” to “hold the entire agenda hostage.” She said members of the far-right Freedom Caucus, which includes Lauren Boebert and Ken Buck of Colorado, have said they won’t vote for appropriations bills unless certain demands they’re making of Speaker Kevin McCarthy are met. DeGette said she hopes McCarthy will pursue a short-term continuing resolution, which temporarily maintains current spending levels, to prevent the government from shutting down. This would look similar to how the federal government was able to get the debt ceiling package through earlier this year.
Boebert files four amendments to slash Lloyd Austin and DOD officials’ salaries 
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) filed four salary-slashing Holman rule amendments to the Department of Defense appropriations bill as they look to cut the salaries of officials they believe have failed at their jobs. The Holman rule is a way for members to file an amendment to an appropriations bill to cut the salary of federal employees. It is rarely used, but during this new Congress, members of the House Freedom Caucus have been threatening to use it as an alternative to impeachment.
Colorado members of Congress again ask IRS: Don’t tax TABOR refunds 
Nearly all members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are again asking the Internal Revenue Service to reconsider a plan to tax state refunds. The IRS’ new guidance, issued this week, marked the second time this year the agency raised the specter of subjecting state refunds to federal income tax. Colorado’s entire delegation, except for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, signed a letter Thursday warning of “the nightmarish burden of an unprecedented tax.”
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Pettersen: 90% fentanyl comes into US through ports 
New data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows fentanyl seizures are starting to decrease as we head into fall. Back in April, authorities seized more than 3,100 pounds of fentanyl, but now the number is closer to 1,700 pounds. That is slightly less than the same time last year. Some Colorado Republicans on Capitol Hill, including U.S. Rep. Ken Buck and U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, blame the influx of fentanyl on our streets to migrants crossing the border. Buck previously told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, “When people die of fentanyl poisoning, it’s your fault.”
Beef guzzlers: 12% of Americans eat half of the country’s cow meat 
Voters, consumers, and political and corporate leaders still seem far from convinced enough to take collective action to lower beef consumption. Arby’s has shunned plant-based meat and even teased critics with its “Marrot” — a carrot look-alike made from turkey meat. One of the main Republican talking points in opposition to the ambitious climate proposal known as the Green New Deal, which aimed to tackle agricultural emissions without mentioning cows, was: “They want to take away your hamburgers.” Two years ago, a fake story made the rounds alleging that President Joe Biden would limit Americans to one hamburger a month. In response, Representative Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, told the president to “stay out of my kitchen.” 
House GOP asks White House if administration’s remote work policy led to ‘reduced productivity’ by federal employees 
Kevin McCarthy Suddenly Very Open to a Joe Biden Impeachment Push 
Some far-right lawmakers have been clamoring for a Biden impeachment since the GOP assumed its narrow House majority earlier this year—to the chagrin, at times, of McCarthy, who worked earlier this summer to tamp down a push from Lauren Boebert. But the House speaker has expressed more support for the idea in recent months; in July, he told Sean Hannity that the House probe into the Biden family was “rising to the level of impeachment inquiry,” though he stopped short of formally calling for one. On Sunday, he came closer still to endorsing the move—suggesting it was a matter of when, not if, his conference would seek the president’s ouster.
RELATED: Rep. James Comer predicts Biden impeachment inquiry is ‘imminent’: ‘I think there’s consensus’ 
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Water Congress conference emphasizes collaboration, cooperation, urgent need to address Colorado water issues 
Vulnerable House GOP Freshmen Voted to Kill Funding for Clean Energy Projects in Their Own Districts 
Midway between state elections, Colorado’s top-ticket 2024 primary lineup takes shape | TRAIL MIX 
How Adam Frisch plans to win in 3rd District election rematch 
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Democrat Betsy Markey endorses Boebert challenger Anna Stout in 3rd Congressional District primary 
Congresswoman Boebert’s office releases mobile office hours 
Colorado Springs 12-year-old did not back down from wearing symbolic ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ patch to school 
RELATED: Student’s Gadsden flag patch prompts racism debate 
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Lauren Boebert Accused of Perjury in Bombshell Lawsuit, Faces Being Deposed Over Stripper Claim