Lee’s Bill Extending Veterans Jobs Program Advances

April 11, 2018

(April 11) – Rep. Pete Lee’s bill to continue a successful program to connect Colorado veterans to good jobs passed the House Education Committee unanimously today. HB18-1343, sponsored by Rep. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, with Rep. Terri Carver, R-Colorado Springs, continues the Colorado Veterans’ Service to Career pilot program begun in 2016. The pilot program provides

House Observes Military Appreciation Day

January 26, 2018

(Jan. 26) – Joined by scores of veterans and active military personnel, including a Coloradan who survived the sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona, the Colorado House of Representatives observed Military, Veterans and MIA/POW Appreciation Day today. “Today and every day we honor our veterans and members of our military. Thank you for your service to

Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses for CO Vets

May 8, 2017

(May 8) – With a 6-3 vote, the House State, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee this afternoon approved a bill by Reps. Barbara McLachlan and Jessie Danielson to give Colorado veterans lifetime licenses to hunt and fish free of charge. “I believe veterans who hunt and fish ought to be able do so for free – and

House Unanimously Passes Veterans Higher Ed Bill

April 5, 2017

(April 5) – A bill by Reps. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Jessie Danielson to facilitate applying college credit for military service passed the House unanimously this morning with a 63-0 vote. Every representative present in the chamber also chose to co-sponsor the measure, signaling overwhelming support for the bill. “Coming from a military family, I

Ryden Expanding Services for Vets

June 1, 2016

(June 1) – Gov. John Hickenlooper gave the final seal of approval to a bill by Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, to complete the development of the Fitzsimons State Veterans Nursing Home and Community Living Center on the site of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. A longstanding champion for veterans in Colorado, Rep. Ryden said

Lontine Health & Vets Bills Now Law

June 1, 2016

(June 1) – Governor John Hickenlooper signed two bills by Rep. Susan Lontine, D-Denver, into law this morning at Sheridan Health Services in Denver. The first bill will expand the Fort Logan National Cemetery and the second ensures Coloradans don’t lose Medicaid benefits without notice or the ability to appeal. The first bill signed into

Vets Day in the House

May 6, 2016

(May 6) – Two bills and two resolutions to honor the service and sacrifice of Colorado’s veterans and their families passed the House this morning. A bill by Rep. Su Ryden to expand tax exemptions to more veterans and a bill by Rep. Susan Lontine to expand the Fort Logan National Cemetery earned final approval

Ryden Serving Our Vets

April 14, 2016

(April 14) – A longstanding champion for veterans in Colorado, Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, accomplished a goal several years in the making this morning with the passage of her bill to complete the development of the Fitzsimons State Veterans Nursing Home and Community Living Center on the site of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

Honoring Those Who Served

January 29, 2016

(Jan. 29) – In solemn celebration, the General Assembly today honored Coloradans who have served our country in its armed forces. With scores of veterans, reservists and active-duty military personnel watching on the House floor and in the gallery, members of the House and Senate came to the well to recognize the sacrifice of all

Ryden Bill Moves to Close Gaps in Veterans Services

April 1, 2015

(April 1) – The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed a bill today to close funding gaps in Colorado’s veterans services network. Under current law, the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supports the operation of county veterans service officers, with matching funds from each county. HB15-1315, sponsored by Rep. Su

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