I have always campaigned on going to Washington to help get government out of your way. Every day since being elected I have worked to support free enterprise and get Coloradans back to work. Here are some of the things we have accomplished so far:
- More Jobs in Rural Colorado
My bill, the Hydropower and Rural Jobs Act was one of the few bills to be signed into law in the 113th Congress. Through this bill we have cut red tape to allow clean, renewable hydropower projects to move forward in Colorado and create much-needed jobs in our District.
- More Money in Your Pocket
We passed the most significant tax reform legislation since President Ronald Reagan to make sure you keep more of the money you earn, rather than sending to Washington.
- Preserved Your Power Over Family Decisions
We intervened and stopped a needless regulation from prohibiting children from working on family farms, preserving the 3rd Congressional District’s rich agriculture tradition.
- Put You (Not the Feds) in Charge of Your Health Care Decisions
We repealed the harmful individual health insurance mandate that President Obama imposed on Coloradans.
- Protection of Water Rights
I’ve fought for the Water Rights Protection Act, my bipartisan bill to prevent the federal government’s western water grab and protect the many water uses in our communities.
- Healthier Forests
We passed the Healthy Forest and Wildfire Prevention Act through the House. This bill gives our local governments more control of forest management, enabling them to proactively manage their forestlands to prevent environmental and economic destruction from catastrophic wildfire.
- An All-of-the-Above Energy Future
My bill requiring the Secretary of the Interior to put together an “all of the above” energy plan every four years, the Planning for American Energy Act, has passed the House. This will allow the United States to plan for our energy needs.
- Better Health Care for Veterans
We’ve introduced the Veterans Access and Care Act to expand access to health care for veterans and reduce wait times, as well as expedite the hiring of medical professionals at the VA in areas that are understaffed.
- Protection for Colorado’s Scenic Beauty and Open Spaces
With strong community support I passed the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act into law to designate pristine wilderness areas while preserving access to and use of the land. We also passed legislation to establish the Chimney Rock National Monument through the House. It was designated a monument by the President.
- More Doors Open on Main Street
We have passed the TAILOR Act through the House with bipartisan support. The TAILOR Act requires federal regulators to tailor regulations to actually fit the profile of the banks they are regulating. Right now, your hometown community bank faces the same regulatory compliance red tape as a massive global financial institution. These onerous regulations take away from community banks’ ability to make the loans needed to create more jobs on Main Street, and instead forces them to focus on complying with unnecessary and duplicative federal regulations that were never meant for their business model. The TAILOR Act fixes this problem.