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Last week, we saw yet another terrible gun violence tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. These types of events are horrific and are happening too often. I’m deeply saddened, but I’m also angry that we cannot pass ANY common sense gun violence prevention measures in Congress.

Since 2013, I have been calling for a ban on bump stocks. The Trump administration needs to do more than “propose” regulations to ban these devices, they need to actively direct and enforce the ATF to ban bump stocks. If ultimately the ATF doesn’t have the authority, then Congress needs to act

I have long supported reinstating the ban on assault weapons. Six of the ten deadliest mass shootings in recent American history have involved an assault weapon that would have been banned for purchase under the previous assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

In 2016, I participated in the sit-in in the U.S. House to try and force action on two common sense bills addressing universal background checks and preventing individuals on the Terrorist Watch List from purchasing firearms.

And last year, I re-introduced the Safer Communities Act to reduce the likelihood of individuals suffering from mental illness from accessing firearms.

I’m proud of the students who are making their voice heard on this issue and I stand with them. Republican leaders in Congress must act to protect our communities and prevent more innocent lives from being lost.


It’s clear Russia meddled in the 2016 election, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictments of 13 Russian officials last week confirmed this fact once again. To date, this investigation has resulted in 15 indictments and four other guilty pleas. Several of my colleagues and I spoke about the importance of the Mueller investigation on the House floor. It must continue unimpeded and the results should be released to the public once all the facts are known.

Protecting our country and our democracy is job number one of the U.S. President. But to date, President Trump has failed to take any action against Russia.



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What: Government in the Grocery – Meet with me about legislation, what’s happening in Congress or whatever is on your mind.
When: Saturday, February 24 | 9:00 to 11:00am
Where: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage | 4900 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80003

What: Senior Resource Fair – Find information on mobility services, health care or other senior services offered in our community.
When: Friday, March 2 | 10:00am to Noon
Where: Margaret Carpenter Rec Center | 11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233
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What: Telephone Town Hall – A telephone town hall is a live conference call you can participate in from your own home. Join me for a discussion of current events and a live Q&A.
When: Monday, March 26 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm
How: Click here to sign up and you will receive a call when the town hall starts.

What: Housing Resource Fair – Find information on housing resources and services offered in our community.
When: Saturday, March 31 | 10:00am to Noon
Where: Wheat Ridge High School | 9505 W. 32nd Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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What: U.S. Military Service Academy Information Day – Learn about the Academy nomination and application process as well as ROTC/NROTC.
When: Saturday, April 14 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Denver South High School | 1700 E. Louisiana Avenue, Denver, CO 80210
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