Colorado State Representative
Created on Thursday, 28 May 2015 21:34
On Saturday May 30, 2015 Representative Navarro will host the memorialization of the “SSG Justin L. Vasquez Memorial Bridge.” The dedication of the bridge is due to Senate Joint Resolution 14-015, sponsored by Representative Navarro during the 2014 Legislative Session. The bridge spans the Arkansas River approximately 1.5 miles north of Manzanola on Colorado State Highway 207.
Justin Vazquez was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado and resided in Manzanola, Colorado until he joined the United States Army in August of 1997. He was deployed in “Operation Iraqi Freedom” from March 2003 to March 2004 and again in 2005 as a Bradley Commander. On June 5, 2005, Staff Sergeant Vasquez was killed by an explosive device while assisting fellow soldiers who had previously been attacked. He was awarded numerous medals for his bravery and service including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
“Sergeant Vasquez is a true hero,” said Representative Navarro. “While he lives on in our hearts and memories, it is with the deepest honor that we are able to memorialize his legacy.” Representative Navarro has continuously fought to honor and serve Colorado veterans. “Southern Colorado is our home. This resolution enables our entire community to give our heartfelt thanks.”
Created on Monday, 04 May 2015 22:05
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Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:01
Representative Navarro has been appointed to serve on the Labor and Economic Development Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for this 2015-2016 biennium. The state of Colorado’s presiding officer in the NCLS assigned Representative Navarro to this position.
The NCLS has nine standing committees that have appointed committee members from each state. The purpose of these committees is to develop policy on state-federal issues to guide NCLS’s lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. The standing committees bring state legislators together from all parts of the country in order for them to collaborate on new legislation, and benefit from the experiences of other states in in order to shape public policy. The nine different committees include: Budget and Revenue, Communications, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Economic Development, Law and Criminal Justice, Legislative Effectiveness, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, and finally, Redistricting and Elections.
Representative Navarro, being a part of the Labor and Economic Development Committee, will have to report with her fellow committee members twice a year at NCSL Legislative Summit Forums. Committee members are asked to bring perspectives from their chambers on the issues that the committees are addressing. Committee members are sometimes recruited to testify before congressional committees on NCSL policy directives and resolutions, or meet with federal agencies to advocate on behalf of the NCSL's general consensus on an issue.
You can find out more information about the National Conference of State Legislatures at their website http://www.ncsl.org/. Included in this press release is the acceptance letter that Representative Navarro received from the NCSL.
Created on Friday, 17 April 2015 20:52
Created on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 18:28