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  • 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

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's SCOTUS Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement following President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States: “While I have not had a chance to review Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record, I know Neil to be an honest and intelligent Coloradan. However, I will remain vigilant against any Supreme Court decision that turns back the clock on issues of liberty, equality and opportunity for all Americans.” ### Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trump Anti-Immigration Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    LAKEWOOD, CO - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive orders to build a wall along the United States - Mexico border and invoke measures to block federal funding from sanctuary cities: “Today’s actions by President Trump conflict with America’s values and principles of freedom, liberty and prosperity, and contradict our nation’s history of inclusiveness. “Instead of building walls we should be building economic opportunity in... Read more

  • Perlmutter Denounces Gag Order on EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to temporarily suspend its contract and grant awards as well as issued a media blackout on all external communications from the federal agency: “I’m troubled by recent reports that the Trump Administration has placed a gag order on the EPA essentially silencing employees. Furthermore, I will need to look into their suspension of n... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes Against Irresponsible GOP Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against the GOP budget reconciliation which would add $10 trillion to the debt over the next ten years and begins the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Perlmutter issued the following statement: "This budget is irresponsible and hurts hard working people in Colorado and across the nation. Under President Obama, we cut the federal deficit in half and made responsible budgeting decisions. This Republican budget explodes the d... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins More Than 170 Members of House of Representatives in Effort to Create Independent Commission to Investigate Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined more than 170 members of the House of Representatives to introduce the Protecting Our Democracy Act to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election. "It is clear Russia intervened in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This action by a foreign nation was unprecedented, violated our Constitution and undermined the founding pillars of American lib... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement in Advance of Electoral College Vote Count
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    In response to statements made by the U.S. intelligence community regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) began reviewing certain laws and the U.S. Constitution as it pertains to efforts to undermine our electoral process. Below is a statement from Rep. Perlmutter in advance of the Electoral College vote count taking place on January 6, 2017: "It is clear Russia intervened in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential elec... Read more

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