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SENATE GOP Health care bill 
A small group of Senate Republicans worked for weeks in secrecy only to unveil a disastrous plan much like the House version’s repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Under these plans millions of Coloradans are at risk of losing their health care. This process is creating uncertainty in the marketplace and it places our economy at risk. Furthermore, the Senate Republican plan devastates the Medicaid program and allows states to strip essential health coverage for many hardworking Coloradans. This process is ridiculous and the health care bill is even worse.

Click here to see a breakdown of the Senate health care bill.

President Trump must separate himself from business interests

Last week, I joined 195 of my colleagues on a lawsuit against President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which requires requires all public officials to seek the consent of Congress before accepting any benefits or gifts from a foreign country.

I felt it necessary to join this lawsuit because President Trump refuses to separate himself from his business interests and release his tax returns. Never before in our history, have we had a President come remotely close to violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Every President dating back to Richard Nixon has not only released their tax returns but also taken steps to ensure public trust and avoid real or perceived impropriety.

President Trump and his family continue to operate and promote their business interests at home and abroad. The evidence suggests foreign governments have granted approval of trademarks, paid for rooms and meals at Trump hotels, and lease space at Trump properties. The courts will now decide if the President is violating the Constitution by continuing to profit from foreign governments without the consent of Congress. Our democracy demands vigilance and we cannot stand for foreign intrusion in it.

congressional baseball and softball
Dating back to 1909, the Congressional Baseball Game brings Republicans and Democrats together to celebrate our national pastime. The attack at the Republican practice field weighed heavily on all of us, but playing the game was about moving forward, and that as Americans, we all stand together against violence. I'm glad to see my friend Rep. Steve Scalise is recovering and I look forward to seeing him back at the Capitol. This year's Congressional Baseball Game raised more than $1.5 million for charity. 

I also enjoyed coaching the bi-partisan Congressional Softball Team. Even though the media won this time, our team played a good game and raised over $292,000 to support young survivors of cancer. 
UPcoming Events
What: Denver Regional Council of Governments’ Bike to Work Day
When: Wednesday, June 28
Where: Across Colorado and the Denver Metro area - http://biketoworkday.us/stations  
About: Bike to Work Day is a fun, annual event with a purpose: to expose would-be bike commuters to the fun and ease of choosing two wheels over four more often, and to promote more sustainable commuting throughout our region. Biking to work takes cars off the road, reducing CO2 emissions and improving our air quality. Join 30,000 riders to help reduce our carbon footprint by participating in this year’s Bike to Work Day.
Click here for more information and to register.

What: Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony
When: Thursday, July 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Community Room at Red Rocks Community College (13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228)
About: Ed is hosting eight Vietnam War 50th Commemoration ceremonies throughout the spring, summer and fall to recognize and honor Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces any time between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975.