Investing in the Next Generation of Americans
The decisions Congress makes can seem far removed from everyday life of a Colorado kid, but the decisions we make in Washington affect what our country will look like in future generations, when the kids of today are in charge.
Things I Want to Accomplish
There are so many things that need to be improved or fixed to make sure kids are healthy, well educated and inherit a better world. Below is a list of a few things I’m working on right now.
- Rebuilding our economy so parents and families have as many opportunities as possible.
- Creating new jobs so families can support themselves and take care of their kids
- Finding new a different sources of energy and reducing energy use
- Protecting our natural resources
- Recruiting and training the best teachers and principals so all kids get a world-class education.
- Reducing the cost of obtaining a college education because the cost of education shouldn’t keep anyone from pursuing their dreams.
- Keeping kids healthy and making sure all kids can get health care when they need it.
- Improving school meals so the meals are tasty, fresh and healthy
- Eliminating childhood hunger and child poverty
Did You Know?
Sometimes it is hard to figure out how the bills Congress passes and the President signs into law affect you. Here are a few things that have happened in the past 18-months that directly affect Colorado kids.
- Almost 9,000 additional Coloradans will get a Pell Grant this year to help them afford college
- Kids starting college now will not have to pay more than 10 percent of their income to pay back their college loans, and if they pay on time, their loans will get forgiven after 20 years
- Beginning this fall, health insurance plans will never again be allowed to deny kids coverage based on whether they were sick or had an illness in the past, also called a “pre-existing condition”.
- Kids will be able to stay on their parents coverage up to 26 years old.
Are you doing a School Project on the U.S. Government, the Legislative Process, the History of our Country? Here are links to resources that might be helpful to you.