Who Is Jason Crow? (Record & Background)
Who Is Jason Crow?
The first Democrat to represent Colorado’s 6th district since 1983, freshman congressman Jason Crow will act as one of seven impeachment managers in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. Among the 15 Democrats who did not vote for Nancy Pelosi for the speakership, the attorney and decorated veteran represents much of the suburban Denver area.
Crow served in Iraq as a U.S. Army Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division, leading a platoon of paratroopers and winning a Bronze Star for his service. He served two additional combat tours in Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Madison and a law degree from the University of Denver, he practiced law as a partner at Denver firm Holland & Hart prior to his run for Congress.
How Long Has Jason Crow Been A Congressman?
In 2018, Crow beat Republican incumbent Mike Coffman, besting the 10-year Congressman by 11 points, after emerging from a field of four Democrats. Sworn in January 2019, he is now in his second year in Congress.
What Committees Does Jason Crow Belong To?
A member of the Armed Services and Small Business Committees, Crow also serves on the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities; and the Subcommittee on Readiness under Armed Services. Under Small Business, he chairs the Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development and sits on the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade and Entrepreneurship. He also vice-chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
- Armed Services Committee
• Member – Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
• Member – Subcommittee on Readiness
- Small Business Committee
• Chair – Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development
• Member – Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
• Member – Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade and Entrepreneurship
Jason Crow’s Record As A Congressman
With Aurora and Littleton within his Colorado district, Crow prioritizes gun violence, helping to earmark $25 million dollars for research on gun violence prevention. He pushed for environmental reform with his SAVE Energy Act, which allows consumers to deduct energy-efficient expenses up to $500.
Crow also presented the Public Oversight of Detention Centers Act (POD) after ICE denied him access to a detention center in his district; it became part of the government funding bill. His effort to increase funding for the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program (REPI) to $100 million was also successful in the House.
Crow will prosecute the case against Trump in the Senate as an impeachment manager. His thoughts on his appointment by Speaker Pelosi:
“I love our country and what it represents both at home and around the world. My time in military service taught me that our democracy exists because men and women stand up to fight for it. It’s a belief that drove me to serve my country in combat and led me to the halls of Congress. While there is no map for the challenges we face, my oath to support and defend the Constitution has guided me for years, and will continue to guide me during this trial.
“As an impeachment manager, I will approach the process with the dignity and seriousness that it deserves, and advocate for a full and fair trial. It’s my solemn responsibility to lay out the facts and give the Senate – and the American people – confidence in the process. It is the duty of Congress to protect the rule-of-law and hold the President accountable. Our democracy depends on it.”Looking to make a difference? Consider signing one of these sponsored petitions:
When is Jason Crow Up For Re-election?
Up for re-election in November, 2020, Jason Crow will face Democrat Jaimie Kulikowski in the primary. Four Republicans contend for the spot on the GOP ticket: Ryan Gonzalez; Steve House; Casper Stockham; and John Szemler. Candidates have until March 17, 2020 to file for the June 30, 2020 primary, so the field could widen. Hillary Clinton won the district 50% to 41% in 2016.
Personal Details About Jason Crow
The Rantt Rundown
Jason Crow, one of the 15 Democrats who did not support Pelosi for Speaker, joins six other members of Congress appointed by Pelosi as impeachment managers in the Senate trial. The freshman flipped Colorado’s 6th district for the first time in 37 years, defeating incumbent Mike Coffman. Crow served in Iraq in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he earned a bronze star, and completed two combat tours in Afghanistan. He was a partner at law firm Holland & Hart before winning his congressional seat in 2019.