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 pay equity.

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

    The Citizens United decision, which Ed believes is the worst decision in recent history, increased how corporate interests influence campaigns and elections. It is time we clean up the system. Ed supports overturning Citizens United and believes that...[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

    All Americans should be able to work, get an education, and participate in their communities without experiencing discrimination. Ed believes everyone should receive equal pay for equal work. That's why Ed voted for both the Paycheck Fairness Act and...[Click Here for More]

  • Foreign Affairs

    Russia – In January 2017, the U.S. intelligence community confirmed the Russian government took steps to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This action by a foreign nation is unprecedented and attempts to undermine the founding pillars of...[Click Here for More]

  • Gun Violence Prevention

    Gun violence has impacted too many families and communities in Colorado. Ed respects the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans and believes we can make common sense reforms to our country’s gun laws to make gun violence less easy, less freque...[Click Here for More]

  • Healthcare

    Ed believes healthcare is a right, and that medical decisions should be in the hands of patients, families, and their doctors.. He supports the Affordable Care Act and the critical insurance coverage it brings to millions of Americans. The ACA means ...[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

    Ed understands employer and employee issues and has a strong record of standing up for working families, small businesses, supporting pay equity, and preventing U.S. jobs from being lost overseas. While the economy continues to improve in many areas,...[Click Here for More]

  • K-12 Education

    A strong start in our educational system helps 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. Ed voted for the Every Child S...[Click Here for More]

  • Seniors

    Colorado has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country. Ed strongly believes we need to keep our promise to today's seniors and tomorrow's retirees to maintain Social Security. Ed supports protecting social security and Medicare an...[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 to make higher education more a...[Click Here for More]

  • Transportation

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