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A few hours after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump, bringing a swift end to the third impeachment trial in American history, a pair of armed police officers escorted Congressman Jason Crow of Colorado for the last time back to his Capitol Hill apartment.
It’s still dark in Washington, D.C., when Representative Jason Crow gets up, pulls on his sneakers, and slips out the front door of the apartment he shares with Congressman Joe Neguse. Crow is used to getting up at dawn. As a kid, he woke early to stalk deer in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In the Army, he didn’t have a choice. Now, as a freshman congressman, he gets up every morning by 6 a.m.
Monday, the United States reflected on the service and sacrifice of our veterans. As a combat veteran myself, I was grateful to spend the day honoring my fellow veterans. There is a deep bond between many veterans forged on the battlefield and in service to the country.
“No American should go bankrupt paying for the prescription drugs they need to survive.”
In the last ten years, Big Pharma has spent over $3.7 billion lobbying Congress. To put that in perspective, that is a whopping $1 billion more than any other industry. In Washington, pharmaceutical lobbyists outnumber members of the House of Representatives 3 to 1.
Jason Crow knows firsthand the bond that develops between U.S. soldiers and allies.
"These are people that we get very close to, that we’re living with, and fighting alongside, sometimes for many years," says the Democrat, who prior to becoming the representative for Colorado's 6th Congressional District served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2005, when now-Congressman Jason Crow left Afghanistan after serving two tours as an Army Ranger, he couldn’t imagine a scenario that would take him back there.
The Aurora immigration detention center is lacking top medical staff, according to a handful of Colorado congressional Democrats who toured the facility on Monday.
In the past few years alone, the U.S. has launched military strikes in Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Iraq—all in the name of fighting al-Qaeda and its later offshoot, the Islamic State. For the most part, Congress has accepted this.