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Tech Affairs Council - July

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (MDT)

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Bridging and informing industry and government to drive smart policy that fosters and protects a thriving, innovative technology climate. The Tech Affairs Council is a bi-monthly meeting of CTA members coming together to discuss policy and regulatory issues impacting the Colorado tech community. Each meeting features an update on relevant issues and a presentation from stakeholders in the tech policy community.

Join us in July for a conversation with Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen! Congresswoman Pettersen will discuss her leadership on AI and crypto while serving on the House Financial Services Committee. 

Please note this event is at a new time of 9-10am instead of 8:30-9:30am.

Speaker:

Brittany Pettersen, U.S. Representative

Brittany Pettersen was born in Colorado and grew up in Jefferson County, the community she is now proud to represent in Congress. She served in the Colorado state legislature for a decade before being elected in 2022 to represent Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She is the first woman to represent this district, which encompasses Jefferson, Broomfield, Lake, Park, Teller, Chaffee, Fremont, and Custer counties. Representative Pettersen is a member of the House Financial Services Committee where she serves on the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance and as the Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions.

Before coming to Congress, Rep. Pettersen helped pass legislation in Colorado to lower health care costs, address the opioid epidemic, protect reproductive health care, and increase access to affordable child care. She is now bringing this proven record to Washington and working to expand these policies nationwide. Rep. Pettersen is leading the fight to improve the nation’s mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs and crack down on drug trafficking, after seeing firsthand the devastating impacts of the opioid epidemic through her own mother’s decades-long struggle with addiction.

Through her position on the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Pettersen is working to increase consumer protections, improve housing affordability and accessibility, keep America at the cutting-edge of technological advances, and crack down on drug cartels and terrorist organizations utilizing financial institutions. 

While facing many challenges as an at-risk youth, access to great public schools and teachers who believed in her helped Rep. Pettersen become the first in her family to graduate both high school and college. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver by waiting tables to put herself through school. Growing up in the 7th District, this community gave Rep. Pettersen the opportunity to build a better life, and she has spent her whole career fighting to give every Coloradan that same chance.

Rep. Pettersen lives in Lakewood with her husband, Ian, their young son, Davis, and their rescue dog, Ollie.


Pricing

General Attendee Details:

  • CTA Member | FREE
  • Non-Member | $35

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (MDT)
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