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June 17, 2020


Dems deliver with COVID-19 relief package, legislation to prioritize education and expand economic DENVER, CO — House Democrats today released the 2020 Legislative Session Report. From an unprecedented global health emergency and dire budget crisis, to protests against racial injustice on the steps of the Capitol, the 2020 legislative session was unlike any other session before it. Colorado House Democrats rose to the occasion and worked to pass responsible laws to protect the health and safety of hardworking Coloradans and get our state back on track. In response to the pandemic,we passed legislation to provide $270 millions in grants and loans to small businesses, channeled tens of millions into direct housing assistance, utilities support and mental health assistance, ensured access to paid sick leave for Colorado workers and expanded unemployment benefits to help hardworking Coloradans make ends meet. When the murder of George Floyd sparked protests about generations of racial injustice in Denver and across the country, House Democrats stepped up and passed sweeping, bipartisan reform measures to enhance accountability, integrity, and transparency in law enforcement. We also continued to move our state forward on issues that are important to Coloradans, such as improving air quality, lowering the cost of health care, addressing youth nicotine use, creating a robust retirement savings system and increasing access to higher education. We worked to protect renters and increase access to affordable housing, and advanced bills to help more hardworking Coloradans access the critical services they need. Read the full end of session report here.

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