Congressman Crow to talk inflation bill at Aurora and Centennial town hall meetings

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AURORA | Congressman Jason Crow will take questions from constituents at town halls in Centennial and Aurora next week, specifically on recent legislation dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act by Democrats.

The bill includes a spectrum of incentives and funding meant to lower health care costs, reduce the cost of green energy and more.

“I hear every day from hardworking folks in our community who are getting squeezed by inflation and supply chain issues,” Crow said in a statement about the upcoming events.

“I’m proud to have helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act, to deliver long term relief by lowering healthcare and prescription drug costs, creating millions of jobs, tackling the climate crisis, and putting our country on the right track by dramatically reducing the deficit.”

Town halls will be 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Koelbel Library in Centennial, located at 5955 S. Holly St., and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Aurora City Council Chambers, at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

Members of the public interested in attending should RSVP at crow.house.gov/news/events/.

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Zero
Zero
3 months ago

These events coming days after the snafu with the gun violence “town hall” that was actually a pay-to-see fundraiser is pretty transparent back pedalling, but cool, thanks for coming out to lowly Aurora for the first time in years, Mr. Crow. Welcome back to your every-two-years tour, it must be an election year, right?

I hope he takes real questions this time and not just softball planted questions by people who pay $400 for the “privelege”.

GeneD
3 months ago
Reply to  Zero

An apt screen name, Zero, as it reflects your ignorance of facts. Do you have any idea how far in advance a Congress member’s calendar is planned? A national emergency or family disruption might be a reason to reschedule some events, but not anything requiring such involved logistics as a Town Hall.

Have you dialed in to any of the numerous electronic Town Halls that the Congressman has conducted? Have you requested anything from his office?

BTW, I am donating $5.00 (not $400) to attend tomorrow’s Town Hall, because I care about reducing gun violence, and I support legislators like Tom.

Dcduffy@gmail.com
3 months ago

Actually for some unknown reason I don’t dislike this guy as much as the other buffoons, like wannabe president Perlmutter. What a joke. Anyway I hope he is embarrassed by his support of this travesty and will be curious hpw much truth is spoken if any at all.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
3 months ago

I’ve never hear that Perlmutter has presidential ambitions. But we get it–you’re republican and would never vote for a Democrat.

Debra MacKillop
Debra MacKillop
3 months ago

Rep Crow has done amazing work for Aurora, and a brave person at the Jan 6 attack helping many in Congress to get to safety. He always responds to constituents questions, as I’ve experienced. He has an Aurora office and meets constituents there and his staff there meets with anyone with a question. During the pandemic he has had many online/phone townhalls and respects Covid safety precautions. Snide remarks below about coming to Aurora are not true – his office in Aurora is a hub of help for Coloradans. He’s not like Coffman before him who didn’t want to talk to constituents -Coffman insisted on talking to one person at a time at a supposed townhall in a library room with 400 person capacity with over 200 people waiting in the cold hallway (we had been waiting 2 hours) and after talking to a few people he snuck out secretly without explaining it or nor did his staff even tell us, many waiting with walkers and in wheelchairs, concerned about losing healthcare. I was there and experienced it. Grateful to now have a Rep. who cares and wants to hear our concerns. Gun violence security is a big issue for Rep. Crow, and he is knowledgeable as a former Army Ranger and Bronze Star recipient. He is in DC a lot actually working to get legislation passed, and has been instrumental in a lot of help for CO. Now Jason is working to build the clean energy economy which will create jobs while mitigating some of the worst effects of climate change in Colorado. Another focus is to expand access to entrepreneurial and small business resources, especially in underserved areas in CO. He helped get the Inflation Reduction Act passed with huge Medicare med savings for us older adults, also helping keep Medicare solvent, thousands saved for each of us on hearing aids available over the counter, keeping premiums low for those on ACA which has millions on it in the US including many vets, and thousands on it from our district alone. Healthcare is a huge issue and especially as so many lost healthcare during the pandemic.

Zero
Zero
3 months ago

Maybe “he’s not as bad as Coffman” worked for the first two years of this man’s political career, but the shine has worn off now and I think we could do better than Crow. He pays for an office in Aurora, but that doesn’t mean that he ever actually shows up here – we don’t have enough money for his campaigns and we aren’t “camera friendly” for his commercials, so he spends all his time in the richer cities and following national news crews with Pelosi. He’s looking at ~bigger~ things now, he wants to be in the Senate or the White House, not Aurora. We are a stepping stone, and he’d jump right over us if he could – I guarantee you, he’ll answer three softball planted questions by his campaign staff that sound like a commercial, he’ll get some pictures with the most photogenic and commercial-friendly people, and then he will run out the back door just as fast as Coffman did.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
3 months ago

In other words, Crow doesn’t come out of the woodwork only in election years, as Zero tried to tell us.

Zero
Zero
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe Felice

Lol, were you there last night Joe? I was. And I was 100% right. Crow’s team literally handed people questions to ask, he answered NO hard questions. He allowed ONE person who disagreed with him to speak, and then he just ignored that person’s question entirely and campaigned instead. He didn’t talk about ANYTHING happening in Aurora, and sure enough, he ran out the back door and avoided answering any questions that weren’t planted or paid for.

James Coleman
3 months ago

Hr hid under a desk on Jan 6th!!! How is that brave???

Zero
Zero
3 months ago
Reply to  James Coleman

Oh for Pete’s sake, Coleman, that is absolutely not true and you know it. There are literally hundreds of accounts and photographs of Jason Crow clearly protecting and taking care of people, and the man was ready to put his life on the line to use his knowledge and skill as an Army Ranger who protected this country to protect other members of Congress again. Don’t bring your absolutely bonkers Qanon nonsense into a rational exploration of facts about something else entirely. You can dislike Jason Crow for lots of real things, you don’t have to make up fake ones.

We are complex humans, we can hold complex ideas and respect complexity in others. Jason Crow is a complex man, one who has done some good things in the past (like his smart and compassionate and brave actions on January 6th), but one who can also do bad things in the present and future (like tricking his constituents with fake town halls, avoiding tough questions and tough conversations, ignoring Aurora for richer communities, falling into the trap of ambition for more power). Criticism doesn’t have to be cancellation. We can understand that there is good and bad about him. We can expect and demand that he do better for Aurora.