Standing up for Local Communities
Living in rural Colorado, I understand the unique challenges that our communities face. With sparse populations, large swaths of tax-exempt federal land, a lack of infrastructure, and limited jobs available, we can often get left behind by Congress and get the short end of the deal. I am your voice in Congress, and I work hard every day to make sure that you are represented well.
I am leading a bipartisan effort to keep the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction to give rural Coloradans a voice in land-use decisions, save taxpayers millions of dollars, and create hundreds of good-paying jobs across the West. In February, I joined community leaders, Governor Jared Polis, and Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper in a roundtable discussion, and I introduced the LOCAL Act to keep the Bureau’s headquarters in Grand Junction and to explore moving other positions out West.
My husband is a natural gas drilling foreman, so I know how important energy jobs are, and I am working hard to protect them from President Biden’s job-killing policies. I introduced a discharge petition on my Protecting America’s Energy Jobs Act to allow Members of Congress to bypass Nancy Pelosi’s stranglehold and vote to nullify Biden’s anti-energy policies.
I am working to protect farmers and ranchers from federal overreaches with my Western Water Security Act and by demanding accountability in President Biden’s 30 x 30 plan which aims to lock up 30% of America’s lands and waters in the next nine years.
Last year, Colorado experienced the worst wildfires in its history, and I am proud that my bipartisan amendment to use scientific active forest management to protect critical infrastructure passed through the House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously. I will be introducing a comprehensive active forest management bill soon that will protect lives and property.
My America’s Infrastructure Modernization Act is ahead of the curve in working towards a bipartisan infrastructure plan for the American people. Instead of raising taxes like President Biden, my bill funds real infrastructure projects like roads and bridges without raising taxes by using already appropriated and unspent stimulus funds. Additionally, my bill empowers local governments to allocate block grants to infrastructure projects that meet their unique needs.
I put rural Colorado first, and I introduced the MORE PILT Act to support rural law enforcement, search and rescue operations, wildfire fighting, and quality education. I strive to be responsive to local leaders, and I’ve helped Glenwood Springs submit a grant application for the South Bridge Project, Silver Cliff work to restore its unique zip code, and the San Luis Valley work to get its weather radar connected to the National Weather Service’s system.
From helping veterans with VA issues to assisting senior citizens with Social Security, I have closed almost 150 cases for Coloradans having issues with the federal government, and I am currently working on an additional 100 cases. To date, my office has returned over $171,000 to constituents in my District. If you are having trouble with a federal agency, please reach out and I will be happy to help you.
It is the greatest honor of my life to be the Representative for rural Colorado. I encourage you to stay directly engaged with the work I am doing by signing up for updates HERE.
I am here to fight for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, and I fight to win.