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Jason is the U.S. Congressman for Colorado's 6th District. Prior to his election to Congress, Jason served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star for his actions. He is an attorney and veterans advocate. He lives in Aurora with his wife and two children.
Election, campaign finance, and ethics reform are at the root of many of our political and policy challenges. There is a broken system in Washington that prioritizes the pay-to-play politics of Capitol Hill over the needs of the American people. Our rigged system has created gridlock and paralysis at a time when this country needs bold action. Money in politics, gerrymandering, and ineffective ethics laws have led to a failure to act on climate change, gun violence, the opioid epidemic, and so many other critical issues facing our democracy. As a candidate in 2018, I was one of the first in the country to swear off corporate PAC money because I believe voters should never doubt who I am working for in Congress and in my first month in office I was proud to help introduce H.R. 1, the For the People Act. If we reform the system and stem the flow of special interest money into our political system, there is no stopping what we can achieve.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused not only the worst public health crisis of our generation, but also a global economic crisis. On the Small Business Committee, I have fought to pass and fund programs like PPP and EIDL to help our small businesses stay afloat and keep workers on payroll. We need to address the revenue shortfalls facing our local municipalities by providing federal support. In addition, investments in infrastructure will allow us to meet the current crisis and help ensure future prosperity. We need to invest in workforce development, apprenticeship training, and growing industries like healthcare, technology, and renewable energy. For too many Coloradans, the American dream remains out of reach and the problem is only getting worse. We must address the systemic inequalities in our economy and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure equal pay for equal work, and the Raise the Wage Act so every hard-working American is paid a living wage.
Any hope of preventing the spread of the coronavirus and getting our country back on track rests on our ability to invest in our public health workforce. In May, I was proud to introduce a bill that would create a Health Force that would employ Americans to invest their energy and talent into combating this disease and future public health issues. In addition, I support enhanced national service opportunities for young Americans. I’m proud to be a co-sponsor of a bi-partisan national service effort in the House that would provide opportunities for our young people to serve our country and their communities. In any effort to recover from COVID-19, it is crucial that we recognize the outsized impact that the pandemic has had on communities of color. That is why I am a proud cosponsor of the Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act, which mandates HHS to collect and report racial and ethnic demographic data related to COVID-19.
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I will draw on my experience in both war and art leadership as a congresswoman. From 1999-2003, I was an Army Officer. From 2010-2018, I was an improv comedy performer and instructor. My experience with military diplomacy and improvisational public speaking has set me up for success in Congress.
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My number one priority when elected is to stop an endless cycle of federal politicians exploiting all our deepest fears through crisis projection. The public should never have to feel our fear as leaders. The public should never be called to fight in endless culture wars because leaders are afraid of change and losing.
I intend to work with, rather than against, my peers once in Congress. I intend to work with, rather than against, President Trump once in Congress. As an Army Officer, I had the ability to remain grounded in curiosity and diplomacy when faced with challenging missions and potential threats. I never projected my fear onto my soldiers. I protected them from the stress of making hard decisions and being out in front as a leader. I will do the same as a congresswoman.
I favor NEVER shutting down the economy ever again. I support President Trump's initial response to covid, which was to continue business as usual while experts learn more about the virus in order to accurately assess the level of threat.
We have lived with viruses since the dawn of time and will live with them until the end of time. We are getting stronger and more resilient against viruses as a human race. I would argue that covid is the biggest mental/emotional pandemic the world has ever seen. The actual physical numbers of those impacted by the virus do not qualify it as a pandemic. 2020 will go down in history as the world's first and last psychological holocaust. We will feel the ripple effects of the democratic establishment's lie for years to come. We will come out stronger for all that has happened though. We always do.
The federal government is not responsible for bringing people back to work. State's have that responsibility, and there are already local unemployment offices in place to help people get back on their feet after losing their job. I had to take advantage of Colorado's unemployment benefits after losing my job in 2018 and then again in 2020.
Regarding assisting business growth, the federal government needs to GET OUT OF THE WAY and give entrepreneurs their freedom and creativity back. Freedom to create is what drives business growth. When people are trapped in fear, as the wars against covid and racism have done, no one is able to be creative and visionary. Therefore, these endless wars MUST END once President Trump wins in Nov.
Our great nation was founded on freedom and bravery. It's riskier to bravely live free. However, the greater the risk, the greater the reward. Our job as federal politicians is to protect your rights while you leap to freedom and manifest your American Dream.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, earned Bachelor of Science degree (Physics) at Union College (NY) in 1967, and started a 45 year career as a software developer. I moved to Colorado in 1972, founded Mentor Software in 1987, and was its principal until a client acquired Mentor in 2007.
Constitutional amendments and modifications of the rules of the House of Representatives so as to conform with the rules by which the Colorado legislature adheres to. Specifically: 1) term limits on all lawmakers, 2) all bills shall deal with a single issue, 3) once introduced, the title of a bill may not be changed and the entire content of a bill must remain true to its title, and 4) continuing resolutions with regard to appropriations are prohibited.
Stop trying to build and protect the economy! Interest rates have been at sub-normal levels since 1998. This has resulted in queering the economy more than it has stimulated it. The so called “robust” economy is driven solely by debt which is being created with wild abandon and is now at levels which can never ever be repaid and increasingly difficult to service. Per Herb Stein: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” This applies here. Government must allow interest rates to slowly return to normal, drastically reduce its size, reduce its regulation, reduce taxes, balance its budget, and get out of the way of productive Americans.
Relying on, or expecting, government to be responsible for any such effort is why it is not going to happen any time soon with any effectiveness. See above. Government must allow interest rates to slowly return to normal, drastically reduce its size, reduce its regulation, reduce taxes, balance its budget, establish fair trade agreements, and get out of the way of productive Americans.