Purpose Statement

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) is a voluntary collaboration of elected legislators whose purpose is to formulate, support, advocate for, and communicate legislative actions and positions consistent with the Declaration of Principles.

General Principles

Members of the Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) agree with the national Republican Study Committee in our dedication to a limited and Constitutional role for civil government, a strong national defense, the protection of individual and property rights, and the preservation of traditional family values. The RSCC believes in a Constitutionally limited government, fiscal and personal responsibility, and personal and economic liberty through fair and free markets.


Printed on 9/17/14

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) is a voluntary association of elected Colorado legislators that formulates, supports, and communicates legislative actions and positions consistent with its vision and Declaration of Principles. Modeled after the Republican Study Committee of the U.S. Congress, the RSCC provides long range planning and continuity between legislative sessions, helps identify and prioritize content on issues supported by the RSCC, fosters better coordination with groups that support Republican core issues, and increases the potential for national aand state-to-state sharing and coordination of legislative information.



Republican Study Committee of Colorado Travels to Texas on Fact Finding Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 17, 2014 - (Denver, CO) - The Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) has planned a fact-finding trip to Texas to gain firsthand knowledge of the situation with respect to U.S. border security in southern Texas. In just a few weeks (October 5-7), Colorado legislators plan to meet with representatives from the Texas State Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Military Forces (Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard), and perhaps even some local citizen groups during a brief three-day visit.

"With all of the information and misinformation that we see on the topics of immigration and border security, and what they mean to Colorado citizens, we thought that the best approach would be to go gather some real-time information for ourselves," said RSCC Chairman and State Senator Kevin Lundberg, representing Colorado Senate District 15.

No taxpayer funds will be used for the trip.

Republican legislators have a history of traveling to the southern border, having made similar visits in 2006 and again in 2010. For legislators, there have been some things that have changed dramatically, and some that haven't changed much at all. The 2010 trip revealed a porous border, some unsettled locals, increasing criminal activity, and frustrated officials. Local ranchers, veterinarians, and others who used to work regularly with their neighbors on the border had seen a dramatic shift in the nature of activity over the years.

For some legislators, the place to start is to define just what the issues are. "When people talk about immigration', I think it's important to define what we're talking about. Does that mean Naturalization and citizenship? Does it refer to the movement of labor and capital? Does it refer to national security? Does it refer to criminal activity, particularly in drug, slave or sex trafficking? Does it refer to the availability of entitlement programs? Defining and parsing out the issues is an important place to start before we can craft good policy for Colorado," stated Senator Lundberg.

This trip to Texas will give these Colorado Republican legislators some much needed first hand information to use in that process. The trip is scheduled for October 5-7. You'll be able to follow the accounts of many of these legislators who travel to Texas via their Facebook and Twitter accounts, and by watching for #RSCCinTX.

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Republican legislators support Colorado AG motion against Boulder Clerk & Recorder

July 8, 2014

(Denver) The Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) Board of Directors supports Attorney General John Suthers' motion against the illegal actions of Boulder County Clerk & Recorder Hillary Hall to issue same-sex marriage licenses in violation of court orders, current state law, and the Colorado Constitution.

"Any elected official in Colorado who facilitates the issuing of same-sex marriage licenses is in violation of our state constitution and their oath of office," said State Senator Kevin Lundberg, the Chairman of the RSCC. "I am encouraged with the Attorney General's swift action to enforce our state's constitutional law and the judicial process."

While rulings on same-sex marriage are proceeding in federal court, it is clear that the courts have ordered a stay to any changes to current law until the court process has been completed. Clerk & Recorder Hillary Hall is the only such official in any of Colorado's 64 counties to willfully violate court orders and the rule of law. Both Governor Hickenlooper and Attorney General Suthers agree that the court orders for a stay must be followed.

Colorado's marriage laws, and voter-approved constitutional provisions are still binding and in effect. We believe in the full constitutionality of the existing Colorado Marriage Amendment that marriage should be defined as a legal relationship between one man and one woman. However, while that issue is being reviewed in the courts, there is no excuse for violating the orders of the courts while the issue is under review.

Regrettably, calls by radical special political interests to overthrow the rule of law by supporting Hillary Hall's illegal actions, and to "concede" any arguments in defense of the Constitution have been echoed by other elected officials, including members of the Colorado House and Senate. In a move reflecting the growing number of willful constitutional violations by President Obama including illegal recess appointments, illegal votes on Obamacare, illegal usurpation of power over immigration policy,and the illegal use of the IRS for political suppression elected officials in Colorado are apparently following the same policies of disregarding the Constitution and the legal process.


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House Bill 1224 is an example of some of the legislature that does not conform with the RSCC principles. RSCC Principles believe in the individual citizen's constitutional rights which includes the second amendment.












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