We care about and will fight for the families of Colorado. It seems too many politicians have been choosing Government over people lately.

Senator Paul Lundeen (R-Colorado Springs)

Senate Minority Whip

We care about and will fight for the families of Colorado. It seems too many politicians have been choosing Government over people lately.

Senator Paul Lundeen (R-Colorado Springs)

Senate Minority Whip

Recent Press Releases

Leader Holbert’s Opening Day Speech

Leader Holbert’s Opening Day Speech

DENVER - Below is a transcript of the speech that Minority Leader Chris Holbert gave on the opening day of the 1st Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly: "Mr. President, Mr. Majority Leader, members of the Colorado Senate, families and guests: With the start of...

Colorado Senate Republicans Respond to Events in Washington D.C.

Colorado Senate Republicans Respond to Events in Washington D.C.

DENVER - In response to the eruption of violence in Washington D.C. - and specifically at the United States Capitol - members of the Colorado Senate Republicans have released the following statements: Minority Leader Chris Holbert: "As we prepare for the 2021 Colorado...

CORAM: The only certainty for 2021 is uncertainty

CORAM: The only certainty for 2021 is uncertainty

As I begin my 11th year in the Colorado General Assembly and look forward to 2021, I wonder what to expect.After 2020, the only thing certain is uncertainty. Last year started out as any other, then along came the coronavirus, or what is now referred to as COVID-19. We went into recess and worked from home along with most state agencies and much of the private sector.
HISEY: Highlights from the special session

HISEY: Highlights from the special session

With the results of this recent special session pretty widely reported, I was hesitant to just repeat the final outcome but some of those bills could use little commentary. However, before we go there, let me say I appreciated the process, this was the correct process to debate and allocate monies entrusted to the State of Colorado. With that said, the bills that received the blessing of the governor and majority leadership were the ones that passed and with very few amendments. All other bills and most amendments were quickly killed and many of those amendments were important.
SONNENBERG: A not-so-special session

SONNENBERG: A not-so-special session

Despite Colorado’s desperate need of economic relief during this pandemic, the state Legislature did not convene for the promised “special session” through the spring, summer, or fall months to provide the respite the good people of Colorado need and expect from their elected officials, instead waiting until last week. Better late than never, some might say, until they see what the Legislature produced during the long-awaited session.

Twitter Feed

THREAD: Many are asking - how will Colorado be impacted by @POTUS' decision to freeze permitting for new drilling on federal lands?

That's not easy to answer and we probably won't know for awhile. Here is what to keep your eye on. ⤵️ #COpolitics
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-26/biden-freeze-of-federal-fracking-leases-will-have-lasting-effects

"On grounds of both process and substance, the politicians’ attempt to get rid of TABOR falls short. After almost 10 years of back and forth, the court should swiftly dispense with this case and declare the people of Colorado the winners." #COpolitics
https://coloradosun.com/2021/01/24/tabor-lawsuit-opinion/?linkId=109899097

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Senate Republican Leadership

Minority Leader

Chris Holbert

(R-Douglas County)

Assistant Minority Leader

John Cooke

(R-Greeley)

Minority Chair

Jim Smallwood

(R-Parker)

Minority Whip

Paul Lundeen

(R-Monument)

Joint Budget Committee

Bob Rankin

(R-Carbondale)

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