DENVER (CBS4)– Sen. John Hickenlooper hosted his first town hall since he was elected. More than 1,000 Coloradans joined the virtual town hall due to COVID-19 precautions.
Hickenlooper addressed a variety of topics including the American Rescue Plan, voting rights, climate change, infrastructure, gun safety and the ongoing effort to keep Space Command in Colorado Springs.READ MORE: Rogel Aguilera-Mederos Trial: Jury Selection Continues For 2019 Deadly I-70 Semi Crash
“The American Rescue Plan takes the PPP funding that was already in place and expanded it dramatically, there is still $60 billion to be spent nationwide. There were [also] funds specifically allocated for shuttered venues and restaurants largely because those businesses had been so hard hit and received almost no help previously,” said Hickenlooper in a statement.READ MORE: Denver Police Search For Suspect Driver In Deadly Hit & Run That Killed Man In Wheelchair
He also said that climate change is the existential threat of our time.MORE NEWS: Who Should Get The COVID Booster Shot? Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida Weighs In