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  • 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

  • Colorado’s Congressional delegation responds to President Trump’s budget proposal
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado’s Congressional delegation responded Thursday to President Donald Trump’s budget proposals by using their social media accounts and issuing formal statements. 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 ... Read more

  • Trump’s budget proposal has mixed impact in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    President Donald Trump’s initial budget proposal released Thursday — what amounts to an opening bid for how the administration believes the federal government should spend tax money beginning in 2018 — would have widespread impacts across Colorado. Congress is expected to make its own changes in coming weeks. Democrats were highly critical of the proposals; Republicans mostly in favor. The 62-page document, available here, offers a look at how the White House views the federal government’s respo... Read more

  • Trump budget proposals ignites shock and awe across Colorado
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado reaction to President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal Thursday was a throwback to the last Republican president: shock and awe. The morning after the budget’s release — trumpeting big boosts to military and veterans’ care spending and deep cuts to the Environment Protection Agency, agriculture and social programs such as Meals on Wheels — Colorado leaders said they needed more time to figure out what it would mean in Congress gets onboard, That’s not to say everyone is unhapp... Read more

  • Trump's proposed budget boosts military but cuts GOP, Dem favorites
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America's government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as a candidate, ordering generous increases for the military, slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs. The president's initial budget proposal, submitted to Congress on Thursday, would boost defense spending by $54 billion, the largest increase since Ronald Reagan's military bui... Read more

  • House Dems question DOJ investigation of Deutsche Bank, Russia
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats want to know if the Department of Justice is doing a proper investigation into an alleged money-laundering scheme by Deutsche Bank because of President Trump’s ties to the bank and reported ties to Russia. “Consistent with your past practice of monitoring the Department of Justice’s investigations, we write to request that the committee conduct a formal assessment of the Department’s investigation into Deutsche Bank’s Russian money-laundering scheme, including a revi... 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

  • How Colorado’s congressional delegation reacted to Donald Trump’s joint address
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress outlined his priorities for his first year in office, recapping his first month in office and hitting controversial issues such as immigration, refugees and health care. The president’s prime-time speech to a joint session Tuesday drew sharp reactions from Colorado’s delegation in Washington. Here’s what they said: U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, Republican: “Tonight, President Trump outlined his plan to tackle our country’s challenges. I am encouraged that he pr... Read more

  • Governor John Hickenlooper Responds to Sean Spicer's Comments on Marijuana
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    After White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that we should expect “greater enforcement” of marijuana laws, particularly regarding recreational sales, Colorado politicians responded. Governor John Hickenlooper appeared on MSNBC on February 24 and then on Meet the Press on February 26 when he was in Washington, D.C., for a governors' conference. During both appearances, he noted that he did not approve of marijuana legalization when it passed in Colorado, adding that he continues to be wary... Read more

  • Banks Get Skittish on Pot as Feds Signal Crackdown
    Posted in In the News on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    (BNA) -- Banks may get more skittish about taking on marijuana-related businesses as customers after the White House signaled greater federal oversight of the industry. Press Secretary Sean Spicer Feb. 23 said there will be “greater enforcement” of recreational marijuana, which is legal in eight states and Washington, D.C. “Until it's made clear what the Administration's statement means, it's likely that banks already serving the industry will continue doing so, albeit apprehensively,” Jenifer W... Read more

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