POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Where the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate stand on key Colorado issues ahead of primary

Rivals John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff are offering distinct choices for voters ahead of the June 30 election

 

Q: FEDERAL STIMULUS


 

Q:

Do you support additional federal stimulus in response to the coronavirus and what elements would you make sure to include?

Background: The U.S. House in May approved a $3 billion package designed to stimulate the economy amid the coronavirus and help people make ends meet. Republicans opposed the legislation, dubbed the HEROES Act, and the Senate has not acted on it.

 

Families should get up to $2,000 a month

A: He supports a plan put forward by Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and others to give most people an additional $2,000 check with future payments on a sliding scale. He said Congress also needs to expand the small business loan program and use existing technology to get relief to people more quickly.

 

 

 

Supports additional federal stimulus

A: Romanoff says it takes more than a $1,200 check in the House-passed legislation to keep families afloat. He believes in larger and more sustained support -- increasing the amount and keeping it going throughout the pandemic. He also wants changes to the Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses left out in the first rounds of loans.

 

 

The Candidates


Click a candidate to see where they stand.


 

John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Former Colorado governor and Denver mayor   

Andrew Romanoff

Andrew Romanoff

Former state House speaker and director Mental Health Colorado