6 Bills on Runway to Address Opioid Epidemic

October 31, 2017

(Oct. 31) – The legislative Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee voted today to move forward with a six-bill package of legislation that seeks to prevent opioid addictions, intervene early when possible and make sure people seeking help are able to get the help they need. Today’s votes, with strong bipartisan support,

House Dem Leaders Denounce U.S. Senate Arbitration Vote

October 25, 2017

(Oct. 25) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker said today that they were appalled by the U.S. Senate’s vote to overturn a federal rule protecting consumers’ right to band together against abuses by financial institutions.   “Republicans in the U.S. Senate are standing with big banks over everyday Americans,” Speaker Duran said.

Duran Denounces Trump’s Latest ACA Torpedo

October 13, 2017

(Oct. 13) – Speaker Crisanta Duran expressed dismay today at the White House’s announcement that it would withhold federal insurance supports for low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The federal supports are one of the keys that have allowed millions of Americans to afford health insurance. Here is Speaker Duran’s statement: “Having failed to

‘We’re Talking About Impacts to Real Coloradans’

October 3, 2017

(Oct. 3) – The Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives expressed frustration today after a committee in the Republican-controlled Senate voted down the bill that prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper to call the first special session of the legislature since 2012. “We presented a constitutionally sound measure to fix a mistake that will impact Coloradans