Colorado lawmakers weigh in on Trump transition

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) With the Presidential Inauguration less than a month away, President-elect Donald Trump is working on filling his cabinet.

Now, Colorado's Congressional Delegation is weighing in on the Trump transition and their vision for the next session of Congress.

"They do feel that they are making great progress," said Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO).

Rep. Tipton says he's been personally updated on the Trump transition process by the man in charge.

"I had the opportunity to sit down with Vice President elect Pence and to be able to hear his vision," Rep. Tipton explained. "I believe that we have so much common ground."

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) was in that same meeting. He says he's never felt more optimistic about working with Trump.

"This is a man who will solve problems and a man who is action oriented," Rep. Buck said. "I think that's exactly what we need in this county."

Senator Cory Gardner is now part of the GOP Leadership, and he says he's looking forward to setting the agenda next session. That includes repealing the Affordable Care Act and rolling back President Obama's executive actions.

"A lot more attention will be put on regulations and what we can be doing to repeal some of the onerous regulations that have been enacted over the past several years," Sen. Gardner explained.

Just months ago, Senator Gardner joined a surge of high-profile Republican leaders calling for Trump to step down, following the release of a video showing Trump making lewd comments about women. Now, Gardner says that's all in the past.

"I have spoken to Mike Pence, I have spoken to Reince Priebus and obviously we need this to work," Gardner said.

"Look, I think if President-elect Trump, if his administration will be reflective of the speech that he gave after he won. If that is the way he governs, I think this country will be a better place, a stronger place," Gardner reiterated.

The Colorado delegation will return to Washington for a new session of Congress in early January 2017.

Gray Television reached out to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)'s office. They declined a request for an interview.