October District Travels
As many of you know I've been shepherding the WATER Act through Congress. This legislation changes the tax treatment of mutual irrigation and ditch companies so that farmers, ranchers, and rural parts of the state have access to affordable water (learn about it in more detail on my website). I recently held a roundtable with agriculture folks in the district where we specifically discussed the WATER Act, and then we visited a mutual irrigation company's ditch in north Weld County.
Manufacturing is vitally important to our nation's economy. One of the many manufacturers operating in our district is Phoenix Weaponry in Longmont, a machining and manufacturing company that focuses on high grade weapons and weapons components. One of my goals in Washington is to roll back excessive regulations so that manufacturers like Phoenix Weaponry can create jobs and products that make our lives better.
For National School Lunch week I visited Bella Romero Academy K-3 in Greeley to hear about ways Weld District 6 is approaching student nutrition. Our kids’ nutrition is vital to their success at school, which is why this is such an important policy issue.
I also stopped by Northridge High School in Greeley to speak to Mr. Shaeffer and Mr. Fulton's social studies classes. I had a great discussion with students there about what I do as their Congressman and about how government is supposed to work. My main message was that it's very important for our youth to be involved in the issues impacting their country and their futures.
In a quick stop at the Progressive 15 meeting of Northeastern Colorado counties, I discusses issues faced by that part of the state, including ways to help rural and agricultural communities in Colorado.
Rice's Honey is one of many small businesses in the district that relies on a free market and limited government intervention to create their product. Regulations over the past few years have increased the cost of compliance for Rice's Honey and other small businesses.