Betsy Markey

Coloradoan: VFW endorses Betsy Markey

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee has endorsed Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Fort Collins.

High Plains Journal: Markey targets wasteful spending

Congresswoman Betsy Markey recently introduced legislation that will rescind hundreds of millions of dollars in old earmarks that have been sitting unused in states’ coffers, sometimes for more than 20 years. The bill will direct these funds back to the U.S. Treasury to back down the federal budget deficit.

The Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings, and Accountability Act will rescind $713.208 million of federal-aid highway contract authority for 309 member-designated projects from the surface transportation authorization acts of 1987, 1991, 1998, and 2005.

Coloradoan: $26 billion for schools, Medicaid stokes debate

Rep. Betsy Markey will vote today in favor of a $26 billion package that’s aimed at providing states with help in funding education and Medicaid.

“Without this bill, Colorado would face a massive budget shortfall and be forced to lay off hundreds of teachers, police officers and firefighters,” the Fort Collins Democrat said. “I pushed to ensure that this funding was offset with savings or cuts elsewhere in the federal budget, and I’m glad it is.”