Rep. Jason Crow Builds Bipartisan Credentials Fighting for Veterans
WASHINGTON -- This week, Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) honored Veterans Day by introducing and passing a series of veterans bills working closely with members in both parties to secure bipartisan support. In addition to his legislative work, Crow also hosted the first Veterans Open Forum in Aurora to give Colorado veterans the opportunity to share their stories about their time in uniform and after.
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“Crow stated he believed it was important for veterans to share their stories with others in their communities because after serving he noticed a 'divide that exists between the civilian and military world.'"
On Monday, Crow along with Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act which would authorize a Global War on Terrorism memorial on the National Mall. The bill was introduced with 14 Democrats and 17 Republicans.
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Speaking on the House floor on Thursday in support of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, Crow discussed the need to work together: “At a time when Congress feels more divided than ever before, I hope we as a legislative body can focus on what we do have in common and what brings us together so we can move our country forward. We have a sacred duty to honor those who have selflessly served in our nation’s longest war and it is charge we do not take lightly.”
In the midst of the public impeachment testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday, the House unanimously passed the VA-SBA Act, which Crow introduced with Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS), which reduces confusion around federal procurement requirements for veteran-owned small businesses. The week prior, Crow introduced the bipartisan H. Res. 677, “Supporting the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week.” The resolution honors the 2.5 million veteran-owned small businesses that employ nearly 5.8 million individuals.
Crow, a freshman member of Congress, served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq where he received a Bronze Star for his leadership during the Battle of As Samawah and later two combat tours in Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment.