Resolution Condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous atrocities that occurred in Aurora, Colorado. (H. Con. Res. 134)
Fire Fighter Fatality Reduction Act (Incorporated into H.R. 4310)
- Following the tragic Aurora theater shooting, Ed introduced and passed a resolution applauding the hard work and dedication exhibited by the hundreds of first responders and honoring the resilience of the community of Aurora and Colorado.
Signed into law January 2, 2013 in H.R. 4310, the Nation Defense Authorization Act for FY13 (Section 1806)
This legislation requires the federal government to determine whether fire departments are complying with NFPA health and safety standards, and explore ways the federal government can force or encourage the use of standards that protect fire fighters.
Capital Access for Main Street Act of 2011 (H.R. 1356)
Introduced April 4, 2011; Referred to the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Temporarily allows small community banks with under $10 billion in assets to spread out or amortize a portion of their commercial real estate loans over a seven-year period. As a result, these small community banks, which provide many of the loans to our small businesses, will have more liquid capital available to make responsible loans.
Livable Communities Act of 2011 (H.R. 3325)
Introduced November 2, 2011; Referred to the House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
- Creates competitive planning grants that towns and regions can use to create comprehensive long-term plans that integrate transportation, housing, land use, and economic development; creates challenge grants that towns and regions can use to implement these long-term plans through investments in public transportation, affordable housing, complete streets, transit-oriented development, and brownfield redevelopment; establishes a federal Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities that will include representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies to coordinate federal sustainable development policies.
Freddie Mac Debt Reduction Act of 2011 (H.R. 3530)
Introduced November 30, 2011; Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Corrects a policy at Freddie Mac that has the potential to return significant funds to the taxpayers. The bill requires Freddie Mac to exercise its clean-up call rights on eligible REMIC securities if the residual holder is willing to split the excess proceeds after the collateral is sold off.
Aurora Victims Relief Fund (H.R. 6615)
Introduced November 29, 2012; Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means
- Excludes from gross income, for income tax purposes, any amount received from the Aurora Victim Relief Fund established by the tax-exempt Community First Foundation, for mass shooting at the Century 16 Cinema in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012.
Crowdfunding Amendment to JOBS Act
Offered November 3, 2011; Passed as House Amendment 855 to H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
- Preserves a state's right to enforce securities laws with respect to fraud, deceit or unlawful conduct.