Rep. Jason Crow Releases 2019 Year in Review
December 30, 2019
By the Numbers
- 59,214 responses to constituent emails, letters, and calls
- 250+ community events attended
- $25 million secured in federal grants
- 17 bills, amendments, and resolutions introduced including 7 bills passing the House and 3 bills enacted into law
- 15 town halls and Crow on Your Corners
- 536 constituents helped
- $1.03 million returned to constituents through casework
Key Legislative Wins
- Promoting Energy Efficiency: This month, Crow’s SAVE Energy Act was signed into law. The law follows Colorado’s lead in making energy efficiency a priority by providing homeowners with a tax credit upwards of $500 for investing in energy-efficient improvements such as better windows, doors, roofing, insulation, and HVAC systems.
- Cracking Down on Dark Money: Crow’s first bill in Congress, the End Dark Money Act, which passed the House in early March, would close the loophole that allows mega-donors to hide their identities.
- Protecting Our Planet: Crow’s bipartisan bill, the Military Installation Resilience Assuredness (MIRA) Act, ensures we understand the threat climate change poses to our national security and was successfully enacted into law. This fall, Crow launched the Sustainable Power Initiative, a series of roundtable discussions to bring together military leaders, policy experts, and industry innovators to discuss how to improve energy efficiency and resiliency at the Department of Defense.
- Standing up to the Gun Lobby: From Columbine to Aurora, Colorado 6th’s district has been ripped apart by gun violence. As co-chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Crow worked hard to pass H.R. 8, the bipartisan background checks bill, and introduced the Colorado Loophole Act to make sure someone can’t buy a gun if they aren’t allowed to in their home state.The bill was a direct response following the Columbine anniversary scare on the front range.
- Addressing Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs: Crow helped introduce the Freedom from Price Gouging Act which would stop Big Pharma from overcharging for prescription drugs by requiring them to pay a heavy fine if they raise the cost over normal levels of inflation. The bill passed the House in late December as part of a series of robust reforms.
- Finding Common Sense Solutions: With partisan politics at an all-time high, Crow has worked to find common ground and introduced numerous bipartisan bills including the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Fund Act, the Syrian Partner Protection Act, and seven small business bills in tandem with a Republican co-lead.
New Programs in CO-06
- Job Fair: In August, Crow hosted one of the largest job fairs in the 6th District with over 1,000 job seekers and 60+ employers.
- Weekly Oversight ICE Visits: After disturbing reports and multiple disease outbreaks, Crow launched a first-in-the-nation program to provide oversight to private immigration detention centers with weekly visits to the Aurora ICE detention facility. You can find copies of past reports on his website: https://crow.house.gov/about/ice-accountability-report
- Mobile Office Hours: To build a team that is accessible to Coloradans, Crow launched Mobile Office Hours and has team has hosted over 35 mobile office hour events.
- Lead Locally: Lead Locally is a new initiative that brought Crow to every town and city in the district, from Foxfield (pop. 700) to Aurora (pop. 366,000), to listen and learn from community leaders. From Lead Locally, Crow’s office identified an opportunity for federal funding and in November helped secure $25 million for infrastructure projects in the district.
- Public Schedule: Crow is one of the first members of Congress to post his congressional meeting schedule on his website: https://crow.house.gov/about/public-schedule