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AFTER 50 YEARS, A WELCOME HOME FOR VIETNAM-ERA VETERANS
On March 24, my office held a ceremony to honor and recognize Vietnam-era Veterans from Colorado who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975. Each Veteran was awarded a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and a certificate from Governor Hickenlooper's office. Over the next several months, my office will be hosting seven additional ceremonies to honor nearly 600 Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado.

I am honored to be able to recognize these veterans and thank them for their service to our country. I also want to thank Major General Michael Edwards, the Adjutant General of Colorado, Army Brigadier General John Rose and U.S. Army Captain Michael Schreckengost for their help with the ceremony.

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The ceremony is part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. This program began with the Presidential inaugural event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, and concludes on Veterans Day, November 11, 2025.

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that today there are 7 million living Vietnam Veterans and 9 million families of those who served in this time frame. According to the VA, as of 2014, there are more than 127,000 Vietnam-era Veterans living in Colorado. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CLEAN POWER PLAN THREATENS PROGRESS

President Trump signed an Executive Order undoing environmental protections and unwinding the Clean Power Plan. I believe this decision to roll back the progress we’ve made combating climate change is short-sided and a bad move for our economy. The Clean Power Plan and the many other protections put in place over the last eight years are good for our national security, good for the environment, and good for jobs. 

We can do both – improve our energy independence and create good paying jobs. Colorado has been a leader in energy efficiency and clean energy and we have realized substantial economic benefits for Colorado through innovation, research and development, and the creation of jobs. I’m cosponsoring legislation to undo the President’s executive order, and I spoke on the House floor urging my colleagues to accept science and help move us forward to curb emissions and protect the environment.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
What: Making Housing Affordable Panel Discussion & Resource Fair - Learn about the rental and ownership markets in the metro area and find resources to help you achieve your housing goals. 
When: Saturday, April 8 from 10:00am to noon
Where: Alameda High School - 1255 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80232 | MAP
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What: Service Academy Information Day - Representatives from all U.S. service academies and Colorado's Congressional delegation will be on hand to offer information about the process of applying to a service academy.
When: Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 to 4:00pm
Where: Denver South High School - 1700 E. Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210 | MAP | More Info

What: Congressional Art Competition & Reception - All high school art students of the 7th Congressional District are cordially invited to participate in our annual Congressional Art Competition. Click here for more information.
When: Friday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Red Rocks Community College Library (2nd Level) - 13300 W. 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228 | MAP

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