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GIDDY UP-DATE NEWSLETTER: What we were up to in 2023

Jan 22, 2024

Hey Colorado, 

Welcome to 2024! It’s going to be a BIG year, and we’ve already hit the ground running in Washington to continue fighting for Colorado priorities. 

2023 was filled with huge wins for Colorado – from championing a clean energy future to breaking ground on important infrastructure projects, preparing for our new water future to keeping U.S. Space Command in Colorado, we’ve been busy. 

Check out my HikTok where I recap as many accomplishments from 2023 as possible in sixty seconds – or keep reading this Giddy Up-date! 


From the moment I arrived in Washington, we committed to reaching across the aisle to get things done for Colorado and our nation. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work, including spearheading meaningful legislation in 2023. 


One of my favorite parts of this job is traveling all around Colorado to meet with YOU to hear more about your top of mind issues and what your communities need. 

This year, we visited 20 Colorado counties in nearly every corner of the state, held 72 events, and took 241 meetings! 

We also held several town halls across the state! I can’t wait to hit the road in 2024 to hear more from Coloradans about what Washington can do for you. 

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs for COLORADO

Investments from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS + Science Act are already creating good-paying jobs for Coloradans, spurring American innovation, and implementing workforce development programs. 

  • MAKING COLORADO THE SILICON VALLEY OF QUANTUM: Colorado’s designation as an official U.S. Tech Hub for quantum technology will bring thousands of good-paying jobs across the Mountain West for skilled workers and underrepresented communities alike through opportunities to upskill, train, and educate workers
  • BRINGING SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING BACK TO AMERICA: Thanks to the CHIPS + Science Act, we are investing in Microchip technologies, which will bring over 400 jobs to the Pikes Peak region and triple their semiconductor production
  • FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE AND POLLUTION: Colorado-based Longpath Technologies will install an interstate, real time methane emissions monitoring network through our Inflation Reduction Act. The project is anticipated to create 300 jobs with competitive benefits. 
  • USHERING IN OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE THROUGH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING: Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, CS Wind received an investment to expand manufacturing facilities and hire over 800 new local employees in the Pueblo area at the largest wind turbine tower manufacturing plant in the world. 


Our office is always open to hear from you. You can use our easy website form to drop an opinion or ask a question anytime, anywhere, and we’ll get back to you. 

And if you’re having problems with a federal agency, our office’s Constituent Advocates can help you cut through government red tape and ensure you’re treated fairly and get support when you need it most. In 2023, we helped over 4,400 Coloradans resolve issues with federal agencies and returned over $16 MILLION to constituents.

Cheers to the big wins of 2023, and here’s to many more in 2024! 

Senator John Hickenlooper

P.S. Want to read more about what we were up to? Check out our FULL wrap-up HERE!

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