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  • The energy issues that are currently affecting us

    By Joshua Sherwood, student at Colorado Christian University

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    20120920_181237The current price of gasoline is bringing a sigh of relief to American consumers.  Money that was being spent on gasoline in the past can now be spent in other necessary and valuable areas. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that the “average household is now expected to spend about $750 less for gasoline in 2015 compared with last year because of lower prices” according to its Short-Term Energy Outlook report published on January 13, 2015 [1]

    However, this good news does not come without bad news. It needs to be noted that “oil service companies have announced layoffs of thousands of workers just in the past week [of January 23, 2015], and the analysis firm Wood Mackenzie expects drilling investment in North America to fall by $50 billion, or nearly 40 percent, over the next year.” [2] The relationship between the cause and effect of free markets is in full swing. However, despite these negative consequences, “most economists agree that the good outweighs the bad.” [3]

    IMG_2630The lesson to be taken from these events is that energy is a major asset to the U.S. economy. Fracking in states like North Dakota is creating jobs and is partially responsible for the dramatically low gas prices. [4] Although President Obama has been stubborn about completely approving Keystone XL, the construction of the pipeline in the states of Oklahoma and Texas has boosted their economies by “injecting $2.1 billion and $3.6 billion into their economies, respectively.” [5] Pro-American energy policies should be put into place by the new Republican-led U.S. Congress, and the energy industry should be allowed to thrive.

    Current events show that the American dream of energy independence is closer than ever before. Let’s keep the trend going.

     

    References

    [1] United States Energy Information Administration. (2015, January 13). Highlights of the Short-Term Energy Outlook report of January 2015. Retrieved from http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/

    [2] Fahey, J., & Rosenberg, J. (2015, January 23).  $2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump. Associated Press. Retrieved from http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0a490fbcfcce40058463ef41bb4edfd6/2-gasoline-good-times-keep-rolling-pump

    [3] Ibid.

    [4] Ibid.

    [5] Loris, N. (2015, January 14). Enough is enough: Obama’s keystone obstructionism must end. The Heritage Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2015/1/enough-is-enough-obamas-keystone-obstructionism-must-end

  • Immigration Forum

    Name: Immigration Forum
    Date: February 18, 2015
    Where: Denver Athletic Club
    Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
    Refreshments: hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks – Cash Bar
    Cost: $25 per person paid in advance, $35 per person at the door – $10 discount for recurring donor partners (min. one year commitment)

    Participants:
    Linda Chavez – President of Becoming American Institute (see attached bio)
    Dr. Stephen Steinlight – Senior Policy Analyst – Center For Immigration Studies
    Moderator – Tom Lucero – Radio Host KFKA 1310 AM Greeley, CO

    Topic:
    In depth discussion of current immigration laws and policies and their effect on the influx of immigrants to the U.S.

    Limited seating, please sing up as early as possible.

  • Conservative & Economic Hispanic Colorado Leaders Call for Congressional Action to Fix our Outdated Immigration System

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    November 24, 2014

    CONTACT
    Hugo Chavez-Rey
    (720) 622-9949

    Hector Barajas
    (800) 916-1770 ext 7

    CONSERVATIVE & ECONOMIC HISPANIC COLORADO LEADERS CALL FOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO FIX OUR OUTDATED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

    DENVER, COLORADO — A coalition of local conservative and economic Hispanic leaders announce their support for congressional action to fix our outdated immigration system through legislation, not executive order. Colorado members of this coalition include: Hugo Chavez-Rey, Chairman of the Colorado Hispanic Republicans, and the leaders listed below.

    “As Congress moves into the lame duck session, the president has regrettably decided to act unilaterally, and unconstitutionally in the immigration debate.

    “A Presidential Executive Order does not adequately address the root causes and complex issues of our outdated immigration system. We need a common sense approach to this problem and a market based immigration system that drives our economy, and attracts as well as retains workers for our laboratories, financial institutions, health care facilities, technology companies, and farms across Colorado and the nation. This requires Congressional legislation.

    “Colorado conservative Hispanic leaders are dedicated to fostering the necessary changes to our existing and outdated immigration laws and are disappointed that the President has chosen to play politics with the immigration issue.

    “We, the undersigned Hispanic leaders, hereby call on Congress to make immigration reform a top priority in the new session and present to the President a bill to sign. We believe that Executive Order action is nothing more than a band aid approach to a complex problem, and it will only serve to create more division within our country.”

    Michael L. Bieda – CHR Board Member, Attorney at Law
    Laureen Gutierrez – CHR Board Member
    Jerry M. Natividad – President/CEO American Facilities Services Network
    Greg Lopez – Former Director Colorado U.S. Small Business Administration
    Beth Martinez Humenik – Colorado State Senator SD-24
    Libby Szabo – Colorado House of Representatives HD-27 – Arvada
    Clarice Navarro – Colorado House of Representatives HD-47
    Jesus (Chuy) Perez – Information Technology Consultant
    Anna Villoch-Jolly – Political Consultant
    Floyd Trujillo – Conquest Energy, LLC
    Michael T. Parra – M.D.
    Perry Jon Vasquez – CFP, MBA
    Solomon Martinez – Gunnery Sgt. USMC Retired
    Martin Mendez – Owner Splash Publications
    Ada Diaz Kirby – Principal, Diaz Consulting Group
    Sal Gomez – President/CEO Source One Management, Inc.
    Maria del Carmen Guzman Weese

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Colorado Hispanic Republicans are proud to join the celebrations during Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s actually only two weeks, but who’s quibbling?

    Americans of Hispanic descent have a long history of contributions to this great nation we call home. We have come from a variety of Hispanic countries, all in search of the American Dream of opportunity, freedom, and a better life for ourselves and our families.

    Hispanics have a long and rich tradition of military service in the U.S. Armed Forces dating back to the American Revolution. A total of 61 Americans of Hispanic descent have received the the nations highest military honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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  • Immigration

    Daniel Garza, Executive Director for The LIBRE Initiative, joins Jose Díaz-Balart on MSNBC in Los Angeles to discuss the immigration crisis that has risen during the recent weeks and the urgent need for immigration reform.

  • Jobs & the Economy. The Road to Success.

    The recently released September jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – delayed over two weeks over the government shutdown – offers the latest snapshot of a sluggish U.S. economy. While many focus on the Unemployment rate and the number of jobs added as the two big indicators of movement, there are other important takeaways upon further examination of the statistics.

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