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CO Dem Legislators and President Biden Delivered - Talking Points




The Biden Administration and Colorado Democrats have delivered results


Colorado Democrats and President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are continuing to create millions of new jobs, lowering costs, and building the economy from the bottom up and the middle out: 

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invested $160 million in the Arkansas Valley Conduit, which will provide 50,000 Coloradans with water.

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided nearly $17 million to redesign streets and better connect downtown Pueblo, and $13.2 million to revitalize Main Street in Delta, Colorado.

  • With urging from U.S. Representative Yadira Caraveo, Weld County was awarded nearly half a million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address traffic fatalities. 

  • S. Representative Jason Crow fought for $21,294,509 for Congressional District 6, including funding for the Aurora Community Mental Health Center, The Roots- A Community Hub for Newcomers in Colorado, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Library Improvements Project.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced $350,000,000 in funding for the South Platte River Project after U.S. Representative Diana DeGette’s request. This project will permanently protect several Denver waterways and create new green space for residents.

  • S. Representative Brittany Pettersen fought for $1,954,103 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

  • S. Representative Joe Neguse, Senator John Hickenlooper, and Senator Michael Bennet secured over $9.3 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to support wildfire resilience work and fuels management projects.

  • Outside groups estimate that the Inflation Reduction Act has helped create over 3,500 good-paying clean energy jobs in Colorado in the one year since the law was signed. 

  • 15 million Americans saved an average of $800 on health insurance in 2023 thanks to President Biden’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act, including [X] in Colorado.

  • Coloradans are saving money on prescription drugs thanks to President Biden’s work to cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for seniors.

  • Companies have invested over $3 billion in Colorado for manufacturing and clean energy investments.

  • Coloradans are saving $140.4 million on energy costs thanks to home energy rebates.

  • Colorado has received $1.3 billion to help bring affordable and reliable internet access to families across the state. 

Talking Points

  • Six years ago, Donald Trump passed his disastrous tax scam that rigged the economy for the ultra-wealthy and big corporations at the expense of the middle class. 

  • His trickle-down policies failed Coloradans: His deeply unpopular tax scam lined the pockets of the ultra-rich, created incentives for corporations to ship American jobs overseas, hurt main-street businesses, and blew up the deficit all while leaving working Coloradans and Colorado's middle-class families to pay the price of his failed trickle-down policies.

  • While Trump may have been the architect of this disastrous policy, every 2024 Republican presidential candidate has given it their stamp of approval.

  • Ron DeSantis voted for Trump’s 2017 tax scam and has proposed extending it if elected president.

  • Chris Christie praised the tax scam and said he would extend it if elected.

  • Nikki Haley said the tax scam benefitted working families and wants to make permanent giveaways to the ultra-wealthy if elected.

  • Vivek Ramaswamy said he would go even further, vowing to make Trump’s tax scam permanent and expand it.

  • On the campaign trail, Trump and MAGA Republicans are doubling down and running on an even more extreme plan – MAGAnomics – that will harm Colorado's economy by cutting taxes even further for the wealthy and big corporations, cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and raising costs for families by gutting investments in the middle class.

  • The contrast between MAGAnomics and Bidenomics couldn’t be more clear. Since day one, President Biden has prioritized growing the economy from the bottom up and middle out, empowering workers,  and lowering costs for Colorado families – and he’s delivering. 

  • More than 14 million jobs have been created.

  • Unemployment has remained under 4% for 22 months in a row.

  • Annual inflation has fallen 65% from its peak and wages are rising.Prices are down for a number of products over the last year, from eggs and milk, to toys, TVs, and many appliances.

  • Lower health insurance premiums, prescription drug costs, and capping the price of insulin at $35 a month for seniors.

  • And Americans are satisfied with their personal finances—including 65% of young people.

  • We know the last few years have been challenging for Americans—the pandemic and Putin’s war caused inflation around the world to spike and President Biden believes that prices are still too high. That’s why he is fighting every day to continue lowering costs for hardworking families.

  • Strengthening supply chains so Americans get the products they need when they need them.

  • Cracking down on price gouging by banning hidden junk fees and calling on corporations to pass savings on to consumers.

 

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