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  • Cannabis banking still unpredictable: Q&A with Colorado Bank Commissioner Chris Myklebust
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado State Bank Commissioner Chris Myklebust flew to Washington DC in March to meet with a group of state bank regulators. He also met with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, and a staffer for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat. He brought up cannabis banking, and was encouraged. Marijuana Business Daily spoke with Myklebust after he returned to Colorado to see what he learned from his trip. Myklebust estimated that only about five or six financial institutions in Color... Read more

  • How Colorado reps voted on whether internet service providers can track and sell your personal information
    Posted in In the News on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted mostly along party lines to repeal Federal Communications Commission rules that would prevent internet service providers from selling your personal information. There were 15 Republicans who joined Democrats in voting no, and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman from Aurora was one of them. Here’s his statement: “I believe the privacy of my constituents, and other internet users, is an issue where the government needs to tread very carefully. I do not believ... 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

  • 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

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