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  • 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

  • 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

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • Ed Perlmutter on Jeff Sessions, the DEA and Pushing Marijuana Bills in Congress
    Posted in In the News on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The world hasn't come to an end. U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter was told it would when Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana use in November 2012 and he started introducing legislation in Congress that would aid the industry as businesses began to struggle with banking problems, among other issues. Now, as President Donald Trump takes the oath of office, Perlmutter says he's not finished fighting for marijuana legalization at the federal level. Perlmutter's Financial Services and G... Read more

  • All four of Colorado's Congressional Democrats say they will attend Trump's inauguration
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – As handfuls of Democratic Congressional representatives say they plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration, Colorado’s all say they will be attending. Many Democratic members of Congress started saying over the weekend that they wouldn’t attend the inaugural ceremony, which is a tradition but not a requirement, after a spat between Georgia Rep. John Lewis and the president-elect. Rep. Lewis said in an interview late last week he wouldn’t attend the inauguration after he questioned Tru... 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

  • The marijuana industry under Trump: Q&A with Congressman Ed Perlmutter
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    (Editor’s note: Marijuana Business Daily spoke with Congressman Ed Perlmutter in December for a special report titled “Trump & the $5 Billion Marijuana Industry.” The report, which explores five scenarios that could play out for the cannabis sector under Trump, is available for purchase starting today.) By John Schroyer Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat, has been a strong proponent of the cannabis industry during a Congressional stint that started in 2006. While witnessing firsthand the growth ... Read more

  • ‘Scaring People’: Perlmutter Responds To Energy Survey
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– After what they’re calling a “witch hunt,” two U.S. Representatives from Colorado are letting president-elect Donald Trump know they’re not happy with transition policies. “This was going to start scaring people and really stymie some good work,” said Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat representing Golden. “We don’t want to see any witch hunt in any department.” The response from Perlmutter and Rep. Diana DeGette, also a Democrat, joined 24 other House Democrats who sen... Read more

  • Dems launch a defense of climate warming scientists, national laboratories
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Is a climate-change purge coming to Golden? If you're one of the nearly 1,700 people working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, you should pay attention to this. The Trump administration's transition team is asking for the names and other information about who works on climate change, especially those in top positions. Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter plans to put up a fight, according to a letter from 26 House Democrats, including Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver, addressed to ... Read more

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