Colorado House Republicans

House GOP Newsletter

Monday, May 16, 2016

♦ 2016 Session Wrap-Up  ♦Weekly Update  ♦Weekly Press

 ♦In the News  ♦Tweets of the Week  ♦Capitol Pictures

2016 Session Wrap-up

By House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso

The 2016 session has come to a close and I am proud of House Republicans’ continued commitment to increasing funding for K-12 education and transportation. Whether by introducing bills or offering amendments to the budget, House Republicans made countless attempts to reprioritize tax dollars to help students in the classroom and fix our neglected transportation system. House Republicans also continuously fought to improve Colorado’s business environment by removing unnecessary laws and regulations and trying to stop more government involvement in the private sector.

Unfortunately, Democrats forced through numerous bills, against Republicans’ strenuous objections, that sought to add new regulations, mandates and penalties on Colorado businesses. While many of the Democrats’ bad bills never had a chance of becoming law, the conversation alone damaged Colorado’s ability to attract high-quality employers to our state.

Attached is our press handout discussing some of the helpful legislation we passed, the missed opportunities we wished had gained more bipartisan support, and the bad Democrat legislation we are grateful the Republican-controlled Senate was able to stop. (End of Session Wrap-up attachment)

If you have thoughts on any of the issues from this session or would like more information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and you can keep up with all of our caucus updates by following us on Twitter and Instagram, liking us on Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channel or visiting


Brian DelGrosso

 House GOP Weekly Update

Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) and Assistant Minority Leader Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) discuss some session accomplishments as well as several missed opportunities in this session's final House GOP Weekly Update.

In The News

Tweets of the Week

Kathleen Conti @KContiforCO

@RepDelGrosso bids the House farewell after 7 years serving his constituents!! We'll miss you!
Lois Landgraf @Landgrafforjobs

Honored for two bills passed last year: veterans follow along services and savings accounts for those with disabilities   

And people said the war on coal wasn't real. Just sad and wrong.

Capitol Pictures

Members of the 2011 class of legislators, including Representatives Janak Joshi, Don Coram, J. Paul Brown, Jon Becker, and Kathleen Conti, gather for a photo on the last day of session.
Representative Tim Dore (R-Elizabeth) poses with Denver Bronco corner back Chris Harris Jr. on the House floor for a resolution to honor the 2016 Superbowl Champs. 
Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial) and Senator John Cook meet with former Denver Bronco Brandon Stokley to discuss legislation regarding online fantasy sports.

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