Ed’s main priority in Congress is improving opportunity for the hardworking families in the 7th Congressional District. While the overall economy continues to improve, we need to continue to support the middle class by creating good-paying jobs, tackling escalating student loans, making it easier for people to purchase a home if they choose, keeping health care affordable and ensuring retirement security. This also means supporting family-friendly policies such as the Healthy Families Act allowing working Coloradans to earn up to seven days per year of paid sick leave, enhancing the tax credit for child care expenses, and fighting for a woman’s right to make personal health choices based on what is best for her and her family.

Ed’s other work on behalf of the people of the 7th District include:
  • Aerospace

    Ed’s number one aerospace priority is to secure a long-term plan from NASA to ensure it has the funding and resources necessary to land humans on Mars by 2033. This requires an all-hands-on-deck approach and will require new technologies and new cap...[Click Here for More]

  • Campaign Finance Reform

    Ever since the Citizens United decision, which Ed believes is the worst decision in recent history, campaigns and elections have been overrun by corporate interests. It is time we clean up the system. Ed supports a Constitutional Amendment empowering...[Click Here for More]

  • Energy/Environment

    Ed supports a balanced, all-of-the-above energy plan which includes responsibly developing fossil fuels while investing in clean energy like wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources. The 7th Congressional District is home...[Click Here for More]

  • Equal Rights

    Ed believes everyone should receive equal pay for equal work. Ed voted for both the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 to close the wage gender gap. Additionally, Ed hailed the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing same...[Click Here for More]

  • Foreign Affairs

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Ed supports the Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation Agreement negotiated by the United States, Germany, China, United Kingdom, France, Russia, the European Union, and Iran. The U.S. and its international partners have c...[Click Here for More]

  • Healthcare

    Ed supports the Affordable Care Act and the critical insurance coverage it brings to millions of Americans. The ACA means insurance companies can no longer deny access to affordable insurance coverage to millions of people with preexisting illnesses....[Click Here for More]

  • Immigration

    Throughout America's history, our nation's values and founding principles have been a beacon of hope for millions of immigrants striving to live in freedom. Ed’s ancestors, like most Americans, were immigrants who came to America seeking a better lif...[Click Here for More]

  • Jobs & the Economy

    As a Democrat who understands employer and employee issues, Ed has a strong record of standing up for working families, small businesses and supporting U.S. jobs from being lost overseas. Ed also opposed recent Free-Trade Agreements with Korea, Panam...[Click Here for More]

  • K-12 Education

    A strong educational system helps to ensure a bright future for our children and nation. Ed believes we must invest in our public education system so every child has the opportunity to live the American dream. The Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a...[Click Here for More]

  • Seniors

    Colorado has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country. In Jefferson County alone, the older population is expected to grow 56% by the year 2020. Ed strongly believes we need to keep our promise to senior citizens and tomorrow’s re...[Click Here for More]

  • Student Loan Debt

    Ed believes higher education is a critical component of our ability to remain globally competitive. Ed supports increasing the level of available Pell grants, reducing student loan interest rates, and other initiatives making higher education more af...[Click Here for More]

  • Transportation

    Transportation funding for roads, bridges and transit largely come from federal sources. This has included funding for projects vital to the 7th Congressional District such as the US-36 Express Lanes Project, the I-25 Managed Lanes Project, and RTD F...[Click Here for More]

  • Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Since taking office in 2007, one of Ed’s biggest priorities has been completion of the new VA Medical Center in Aurora. The new VA Medical Facility was plagued by problems for more than a decade, but the project is now back on track. Ed helped lead t...[Click Here for More]

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