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  • Perlmutter Recognized as 2017 Legislator of the Year by South West Transit Association
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) was awarded the 2017 Legislator of the Year award by the South West Transit Association (SWTA). The Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA), in conjunction with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), nominated Perlmutter for his years of support of transit projects in order to improve mobility in Colorado and the 7th Congressional District. Officials from CASTA and RTD were in Washington D.C. in March to present the award while att... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to President Trump’s Budget Blueprint
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018: “At the start of the new Congress I said I would look for ways to work with the President and the Republican majority on issues where we could find common ground to continue to put people back to work and grow our economy. I also said I would speak out on issues I believed would hurt hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s proposed budget wi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Legislation to Help Stop Corruption and Foreign Bribery under the Trump Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today introduced legislation that would enable individuals and companies to take legal action against corporate corruption. Current law only allows the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to bring enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The Foreign Business Bribery Prohibition Act (H.R. 1549) expands the FCPA to reduce fraud and corruption in the U.S. while leveling the playing... Read more

  • Perlmutter Mars 2033 Provision Included in FY17 NASA Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) authored a provision included in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 to further our understanding of how to successfully launch a human space flight mission to Mars by 2033. Section 435 of the bill requires NASA to report on the technical and budgetary requirements for a human space flight mission to Mars in the year 2033 utilizing the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicl... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Healthcare Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today regarding the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act: “Millions of people have healthcare coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, including hundreds of thousands in Colorado. While I’m open to improving the law, I will fight against any effort to roll back the progress we’ve already made. Early estimates show the current Republican replacement plan could leave 10 mil... Read more

  • Perlmutter Calls for Special Prosecutor to Lead Investigation into Ties Between Russia and AG Sessions, President Trump and the Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued a statement following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled Congress regarding his communications with Russia: “I’m shocked to learn Attorney General Sessions did not disclose his communications with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. With AG Sessions now at the center of this investigation, it’s clear he cannot be trusted to conduct a full and fair investigation into the ties between Trump officials and Russ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have been focused on everything but the economy. Their initial unrealistic and harmful policies have created confusion and uncertainty. Many questions remain as to the direction the President intends to steer our country. “Yet I remain focused on building economic opportun... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honors 99-Year Old WWII Veteran
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted a medal ceremony for Lakewood resident, Buford Johnson. Private First Class Johnson is a 99-year old Veteran who served in the U.S. Army from June 1943 to September 1945. The military medals that will be presented to PFC Johnson include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with 3 bronze service stars); World War II Victory Medal; Arm... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Possible Federal Enforcement against Recreational Marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. "The Trump Administration continues to be ambiguous about how they intend to regulate medical and recreational marijuana. But in Colorado, medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana are inextricably linked and difficult to separate. If President Trump and Att... Read more

  • Perlmutter Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the following committee assignments for the 115th Congress: House Financial Services Committee · Terrorism & Illicit Finance Subcommittee, Ranking Member House Science, Space & Technology Committee · Space Subcommittee · Oversight Subcommittee “Both of these committees provide me the opportunity to work on issues that are important to Colorado and Coloradans such as consumer protections, cybersecurity and getting our astronauts ... Read more