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DENVER • President Barack Obama appealed for support of universal background checks here Wednesday, holding up Colorado’s recent gun legislation up as a model for the nation, as legislation on Capitol Hill falters.
In a letter to the president, Lamborn wrote increasing funding for Iron Dome is important because "it is saving lives and many of us in Congress would support doing so."
"Such a move would speak volumes about your commitment to the safety and the security of the State of Israel," he added.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Doug Lamborn attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it Monday. As many as 500,000 people a year had been hiking the incline before it legally opened to the public Feb. 1.
The Manitou Incline is an abandoned cable car route that rises more than 2,000 feet in a mile. Railroad ties serve as makeshift steps.
By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press
Updated 10:37 am, Wednesday, March 6, 2013
At a time when our nation faces unprecedented annual deficits and a crushing debt burden, it is clear we have tough spending choices to make. What should be equally clear is that those cuts must not jeopardize our national security. Next January, at the president’s insistence, we will be forced to make arbitrary and reckless cuts to our nation’s defense.
Recently, the three of us introduced a trio of bills in the House aimed at furthering an all-of-the-above energy approach that we believe the Obama Administration is only paying lip service to. Our bills seek to advance responsible development of renewables like hydropower and wind energy, along with traditional resources like oil and natural gas.