Another session is underway at the Capitol and I am excited to be back at work for my constituents.
Going into this session, House Democrats are focused on creating jobs and working with our colleagues across the aisle in finding real solutions for Colorado problems.
Our Republican colleagues have echoed the same sentiment, and we’re hopeful they will follow through. Unfortunately, the first few weeks have not shown that spirit. Our first business on the House Floor was an empty House Resolution to call a constitutional convention to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or as our Minority Leader Ferrandino called it, “a letter to Santa Claus.” The resolution would have no effect on the federal legislation, and was a political, partisan waste of time. Hopefully, we can avoid further nonsensical, blatant partisan games and really concentrate doing the job Coloradans sent us here to do: create jobs and put people back to work.
Throughout this session I intend to continue working for my constituents and for the good of Colorado. As has been my focus throughout my career, I will continue to work to improve education for all students in Colorado. I will be working towards these goals as I introduce the early childhood literacy bill as well as by supporting positive changes to education that come through the House Education committee.
I look forward to representing you for another session and working with you in the district throughout the coming year.