Allard to visit Craig

One of Colorado's two U.S. Senators will be in Craig this week.

Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Loveland, will host an informal town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Wed--nesday at the Moffat County Fair--grounds, 750 E. Fourth St.

The hour-long meeting will be a chance for residents to meet Allard and talk to him about a variety of issues.

"I want to extend an invitation to anyone in Craig and Moffat County to attend this very informal community meeting," Allard said.

Allard has organized more than 700 town meetings since being elected to Congress in 1991.

"This is a chance for citizens to visit one on one with me about issues important to them and their community," Allard said.

Allard is in his second term in the U.S. Senate. Before that, he served five years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Allard also will attend a Routt County town meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.

Ron Danner, chairman of the Moffat County Republicans, said he hopes Allard talks about a variety of issues, particularly immigration.

Danner said immigration is on everyone's mind this week.

On Friday, an immigration bill failed in the Senate despite having what appeared earlier in the week to be broad, bipartisan support.

Allard voted against the Sen--ate immigration bill Friday, saying it would have rewarded millions of people who broke the law.

"I do not believe it is fair to let law-breakers jump to the front of the citizenship line ahead of those who have followed the rules, observed the laws and gone through the legal process," Allard said.

Allard has pushed for an amendment to the immigration bill that would require the U.S. State Department to deny visas to those who advocate terrorism.

He said he plans to bring up his amendment again when the Senate discusses immigration later this year.

Brandon Johansson can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or bjohansson@craigdailypress.com.

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