March 07, 2020

Coronavirus Update / March 7

Dear Friends, This week, the first cases of COVID-19 testing "presumptive positive" were discovered in Colorado. Two positive test results were received on Thursday night and the other 6 were received last night. The cases are considered a "presumptive positive" because testing was conducted at the state level and these cases have now been sent to the CDC for official confirmation. Five of the current cases are linked to international travel and the others are undergoing thorough … Continue Reading

March 04, 2020

Important Coronavirus Update

Dear Friends, I am reaching out to ensure you have the best available information to protect and care for yourself and your loved ones as we learn more about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers the Coronavirus to be a serious public health threat. It is important that you are aware of the disease and the efforts necessary to prevent its spread. You can visit the websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the … Continue Reading

February 27, 2020

One Step Closer to Establishing a National Women's Suffrage Monument

Dear Friends, I'm delighted to share that my bill to authorize the first outdoor women's suffrage monument passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives this week! This legislation was inspired by individuals in Colorado, who have been fighting for this monument for years and I am incredibly proud to usher passage of this historic legislation which will commemorate the women's suffrage movement, celebrate the women who secured equal voting rights and inspire our future generations. My … Continue Reading

February 26, 2020

Securing Victories for Colorado's Mountain Communities

Dear Friends, It is the greatest honor to travel our district, visit with each of you and see first-hand the innovation and ingenuity so present across our district. Last week, I traveled through Grand, Larimer, Broomfield and Clear Creek Counties, I visited the world class National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park and sat down with small business owners. It is a priority and a privilege for me to interact with all of you, and to listen to your ideas for how I can best represent … Continue Reading

February 10, 2020

Calling for Action on Gun Violence

Dear Friends, Last week, I had the privilege of hosting Tom Mauser as my guest at the State of the Union address to highlight the urgent need for action on the gun violence epidemic from our leaders in Washington. Tom lost his son Daniel Mauser in the Columbine shooting in 1999 and has since become a vocal and prominent advocate for gun violence prevention legislation, wearing his son's shoes throughout Colorado advocating to close the background check loophole that contributed to Daniel's … Continue Reading

January 27, 2020

In Colorado We Do Things A Little Bit Differently

Dear Friends, In Colorado, we do things a little bit differently. We listen to each other, we respectfully exchange views and we roll up our sleeves to find solutions that will benefit our communities, our nation and the planet. That's exactly what I've sought to accomplish since being sworn into Congress last January. In my first year in office, I introduced 30 pieces of legislation, many of which were bipartisan bills worked on across party lines in Congress. I held 24 town halls across … Continue Reading

December 23, 2019

2019 Year In Review

Dear Friends, It has been an incredibly successful year! I am so humbled by everything we have accomplished together in the last 12 months for the people of the 2nd Congressional District. It has been the honor of my life to serve you in the U.S. Congress. Colorado's 2nd is truly an incredible place and one I am privileged to call home. 29 BILLS INTRODUCED TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES, 4 BILLS SIGNED IN THE HOUSE It's been an honor to work across party lines, with our city leaders, county … Continue Reading

December 11, 2019

I Take My Duty To You Seriously

Dear Friends, I take my duty to you and our communities incredibly seriously. It's why listening to your feedback and working in close coordination with our community leaders has been a priority since I took office. I am grateful to continue to hear from you through calls, letters and meetings to get your feedback and understand how I can best represent the 2nd Congressional District. Your voices are tremendously important as I craft legislation, speak with my colleagues and travel … Continue Reading

November 26, 2019

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Friends, I want to take a moment to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving! This week is such a wonderful time for reflection and gratitude, especially as we near the end of this busy year, and I want to thank each of you for the time and effort you have devoted to make our communities across Colorado better. I am tremendously grateful for your engagement and feedback over this past year. With your help and input we held 24 town halls, including 5 innovative "service town … Continue Reading

November 15, 2019

Working for Greener and Healthier Communities

Dear Friends, As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of my first year in Congress, I am reflecting on how grateful I am to have the opportunity to serve as your Representative. Being home in the district reminds me how much we have done, just as being in D.C. reminds me how much we have yet to do! I am committed to making the most of my time in office by continuing to fight for the needs of Colorado's 2nd District just as hard now as I did my first day in office. MAKING GOVERNMENT … Continue Reading

November 04, 2019

Major Wilderness Protections for Colorado

Dear Friend, I am thrilled to announce that my bill, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, passed on the House Floor last week, the first statewide Colorado wilderness legislation to pass the House of Representatives in over a decade! This legislation will preserve approximately 400,000 acres of public lands across the state of Colorado, including nearly 100,000 acres in White River National Forest in Summit and Eagle Counties, and it will invest in our outdoor recreation … Continue Reading

October 17, 2019

Using My Voice For Our Community

Dear Friends, The past two weeks that I was able to spend in the 2nd district were incredibly invigorating. Between meetings, community events, and town halls, hearing from my constituents provides me with insight and a renewed sense of purpose that I can take with me to Washington. It is an honor and a privilege to serve Colorado! WORKING FOR THE SECOND DISTRICT There is nothing more important to me than being out in our community and hearing from you, celebrating your accomplishments, … Continue Reading

September 27, 2019

Working for Colorado!

Dear Friends, The past week has been a full one in Washington D.C.! Each day has been packed with committee hearings, floor activity, and meeting with as many of my constituents as possible. We had some major victories for Colorado this week, and I look forward to many more in the coming months. PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES, ENDING GUN VIOLENCE In the House Judiciary Committee, we held an all-day markup, voting on legislation that would protect Coloradans and Americans from the rampant gun … Continue Reading

September 10, 2019

A Productive Month In District - Now Back to Work!

Dear Friends! It was a great pleasure to spend the month of August back home in the beautiful 2nd Congressional District of Colorado! It was a busy month for my staff and I. From hosting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a discussion about healthcare in Broomfield, to discussing higher education policy with the experts at our local universities, to visiting with our first responders and veterans, and so much more, it was a productive month that served as a tremendous reminder of the … Continue Reading

August 21, 2019

500+ Miles, 20 Town Halls, a Challenge for our Students & Colorado Peaches

Hello Friends! It has been wonderful being in the 2nd Congressional District this month during our August work period! I've been crisscrossing the district since I arrived, holding more town halls to hear from as many of you as possible, visiting our local businesses, our schools teachers, the regional forest service and so much more. Just in the last week and a half, we have been to 11 cities in 5 counties and traveled over 500 miles; it has definitely been an incredibly productive … Continue Reading

August 14, 2019

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Visits Colorado for Their First Field Hearing

Dear Friends, I was honored to welcome the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to Colorado's Second Congressional District earlier this month for the Committee's very first field hearing! Early on, our team advocated for Colorado to be the location for the committee's first ever field hearing, and we were thrilled to have succeeded in securing the same! Chair Kathy Castor from Florida, Ranking Member Garret Graves from Louisiana, Sean Casten from Illinois, and Buddy Carter from Georgia … Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Standing with Wildlife

Dear Friends, I have spent my whole life nurtured by a love of animals - from my childhood dog Toby to my wife's and my dog Teddy who now serves as big brother to our daughter, animals have always been a source of comfort and peace for me and have been cherished members of my family. Starting from the very first day I arrived in Congress, it has been my honor to stand-up for animals - from the pets that are treasured members of our families to the wildlife that roams the world - just as they … Continue Reading

July 02, 2019

Busy at work legislating for our communities, our public lands, education and much more.

Dear Friends, It has been a busy few weeks in Congress! We have been voting late into the night to finalize funding for many of the government agencies for next year, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act-legislation introduced by myself and Senator Michael Bennet-passed through Committee, it's first major hurtle before passage and I introduced an affordable housing legislative package. Keep reading to learn a little bit about each of these legislative accomplishments and how they … Continue Reading

June 04, 2019

Most Town Halls, Legislation to Help Our Students & much more!

Dear Friends, It has been an incredibly productive few weeks in Washington, D.C. and we have a lot to update you on! I introduced my 12th piece of legislation, was recognized for holding the most town halls of any freshman member of Congress, and secured an important hearing for legislation I introduced to install the Every Word We Utter statue as the first outdoor monument to the women's suffrage movement in Washington! MOST TOWN HALLS OF ANY FRESHMAN MEMBER! I was proud to be recognized … Continue Reading

May 13, 2019

An Update from Congress!

Dear Friends, It has been an eventful few weeks! In Washington, we passed major legislation to protect our climate, I testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to advocate for infrastructure investment in our district and we launched a new Congressional Caucus focused on encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. While I was at home, I was able to tour schools and small businesses across our district, judge artwork for this year's Congressional Art … Continue Reading

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