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Mark Udall

U.S. v. Jones: Where Privacy, Technology and the Constitution Collide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little co...

A Day to Celebrate

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Sen. Mark Udall

Today is the date circled on calendars as the long-awaited end to this outdated policy. I hope we'll remind our grandchildren that Sept. 20 is the day we gave up discrimination in favor of unity.

Proposed School Lunch Rules Have Colo. Delegates Playing Hot Potato

Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver

A federal proposal to alter the makeup of school lunches has a few of Colorado's political representatives playing hot potato. Senator Mark Udall...

Calling It Like I See It: Congress, the Tea Party, and the Way Forward

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Mark Udall

I understand many of my Republican colleagues in Washington are feeling pressure from within their party not to compromise. We need our friends across the aisle to stand with the American people in these difficult times -- not just with their party.

The Solar Soldier Is No Fad

William S. Becker | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

If the military achieves its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, we'll see significant environmental benefits from the world's largest institutional energy consumer.

UPDATE: Forest Service Unleashes Sawmills To Take On Pine Beetle

Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver

What would you do with more than 150,000 piles of dead trees? The Forest Service Is struggling with that exact question as federal contractors beef u...

Udall, Bennet Voice Criticism Of Bill To Avoid Default

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Denver

Sens. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) voted for the bill to prevent a government default and lift the debt ceiling, but both are voicing c...

Sen. Mark Udall Questions Federal Surveillance Accountability

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Like its predecessor, the Obama administration says it cannot count how many people in the U.S. have had their telephone calls and ...

Colorado's Wood Problem Compounded By Crippling Contracts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

What would you do with more than 150,000 piles of dead trees? The Forest Service Is struggling with that exact question as federal contractors beef u...

Polis, Udall, Bennet All Applaud Repeal of DADT

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

After almost two decades of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy in the United States armed services, a landmark victory for gay rights was made last...

Udall: ‘Each Citizen Is Over $46,000 In Debt'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.06.2011 | Denver

For the second time in a week, Thursday, Mark Udall took to the Senate floor urging his fellow congressmen to work together on a plan to address our b...

WATCH: Sen. Udall Supports LGBT Coloradoans, Honors Pride Month

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.15.2011 | Denver

In honor of pride month and to show his continued support of the Coloradoan LGBT community, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) recorded a statement to One Colorad...

Feds Granting FasTracks $120 Million

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver

Denver's Regional Transportation District will receive a funding boost to the tune of $120 million, courtesy of the Federal Transit Administration. T...

Fool Me Once...

Emily Berman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman

The American people deserve to hear a real debate about what government surveillance programs are doing in their name. Only then can we make an informed decision about whether the claimed security benefits of those programs justify their costs.

Patriot Act Extension Signed By Obama

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of pos...

Udall Wins Hearings Over Patriot Act

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.26.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Four Democratic senators won the promise Thursday of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into what they say is a secret and exp...

Patriot Act Debate Blocked, Udall Wants Reform

The Huffington Post/AP | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Denver

The United States Senate rushed toward approval of a four-year extension of The Patriot Act, the contentious anti-terrorism law, and voted to block an...

Pushing For Answers

The Huffington Post/AP | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.20.2011 | Denver

Colorado's elected government officials threw their support behind Tiffany Hartley today in a letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and Sec...

Make the Kids to Parks Day Pledge

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 07.18.2011 | Denver
Sen. Mark Udall

Some of the best times I've spent in Colorado have been in the backcountry with my mom and siblings, and more recently, with my own kids. That is why I'm concerned to see today's kids spending more time browsing the Internet than exploring nature.

A Real Chance for Renewable Energy

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Sen. Tom Udall

Balancing our energy portfolio is a real chance to reduce energy bills, revitalize rural America, slow global warming and strengthen our energy security.

Saving the Western United States From Pine Beetles

Lily Durfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lily Durfee

The pine beetle is wreaking havoc across western forests, and congressional action is overdue.

Elise Foley

Senate Rejects Government Funding Bill With $60 Billion In Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As expected, the Senate rejected on Wednesday two budget proposals that would have exacted cuts in federal spending in exchange for fund...

Elise Foley

Dems Form Group To Cut Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As tension builds over compromise between the GOP-led House and Democrat-led Senate, Democratic Sens. Tom Carper, Mark Udall and Kay Hag...

Charlie Sheen's Rant: Maybe it's Time to Stop Channeling Mel Gibson

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Heretofore, I have never been a Charlie Sheen fan nor have I disliked him. I've been disappointed as have many others with his apparent shallow lifes...

Udall Cousins Carve Out Own Turf

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A dusty half-mile trail separated the houses where cousins Mark and Tom Udall grew up in Tucson, Ariz. As boys, they traversed the distance by bike or...