Biden pitches renewable energy tech as key to tackling climate crisis in Colorado visit

| Posted in In the News

President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted technology emerging from a renewable energy lab in a Denver suburb as a central component of his plan to combat climate change while modernizing infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs. "Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create jobs for the future," Biden said after touring the National Renewable Energy Labor...

Republicans warn reconciliation may stall bipartisan R&D proposals

| Posted in In the News

House Republicans who worked with Democrats this summer to pass bills aimed at boosting U.S. scientific research and development are warning that the budget reconciliation process may undercut those efforts and endanger the prospects of a bipartisan science authorization bill becoming law this year. Both chambers passed bipartisan science bills in June that would authorize billions for the Nationa...

Perlmutter Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

| Posted in Press Releases

Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001: “The horrific events of September 11, 2001 remain a vivid and painful memory for all of us who bore witness and the infamous date will forever live on in history books and for generations to come. I think often of ...

House Science Committee advances budget reconciliation package

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WASHINGTON — The House Science Committee approved its portion of a massive budget reconciliation spending bill Sept. 9, making no major changes to its NASA provisions. The full committee voted 21-17 after a daylong markup to advance its portion of the package, allocating $45.51 billion to agencies under its jurisdiction, including NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the N...

Perlmutter Applauds DOE Investment for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels use...

Perlmutter Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Lower Medicare Eligibility Age

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined more than 125 House members in introducing legislation that lowers the Medicare eligibility age to 60. The effort — led by U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Joe Neguse (CO-02), Susan Wild (PA-07), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) — would expand Medicare to at least 23 million people. Th...

Perlmutter visits St. Anthony amid latest uptick in coronavirus cases

| Posted in In the News

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, CO-07, toured Lakewood’s St. Anthony Hospital Sept. 2, getting a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art T-10 Operating Room (OR), Intensive Care Unit and Flight for Life operations. Nurse, Karen Lee, said active lifestyles a lot of Coloradans lead keeps the T-10 OR busy. Traumatic brain injuries from climbing, hiking, cycling, skiing and other outdoor pursuits augment the usua...

‘Coloradans Want Answers’: Congressmen Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, Ken Buck Support Investigation In Afghanistan Withdrawal

| Posted in In the News

DENVER (CBS4)– Members of Colorado’s Congressional Delegation are among those calling for investigations into the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. They want to know, among other things, why the administration was caught so off guard by the takeover and what intelligence they had and when they had it. “Americans want answers. Coloradans want answers. I want answers,” said Rep. Jason Crow, a for...

Cautiously optimistic for a legislative solution to gain U.S. residency

| Posted in In the News

Freedom from sanctuary and the constant fear of deportation is potentially on the horizon for Mexican immigrant Rosa Sabido, who has sought refuge in the Mancos United Methodist Church for more than four years. Sabido sat down with The Journal this week to talk about a private immigration bill introduced this month by U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, on her behalf. If passed, the bill would provid...

Cost of Aurora VA hospital complex tops $2 billion

| Posted in In the News

When the U.S. Veterans Affairs medical complex in Aurora finally opened, a decade behind schedule and more than $1 billion over its initial budget, it was already the most expensive VA hospital in the country. Three years later, costs to get the 11-building, 1.2 million-square-foot, 31-acre medical campus operating have grown by another $40 million — pushing the total tab to more than $2 billion a...

Bill introduced to close gun-buying loophole exposed by Sol Pais incident

| Posted in In the News

A Colorado congressman wants to close the loophole in the federal gun background check system that allowed 18-year-old Sol Pais in 2019 to purchase a shotgun in Littleton, prompting panic and school closures because authorities feared her obsession with the 1999 Columbine shooting would prompt her to commit similar violence. The bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, w...

Perlmutter Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

| Posted in Press Releases

Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, which took the lives of 13 U.S. service members, more than 60 civilians and injured dozens of other U.S. service members and civilians: “The loss of 13 U.S. service members in today’s terrorist attack at the Kabul airport is horrific and devastating, an...

Perlmutter, Neguse Introduce Legislation to Secure Federal Background Check Process

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - As Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined Reps. Joe Neguse, Madeleine Dean, Sheila Jackson Lee and Veronica Escobar in introducing legislation to secure the federal background check process and keep Colorado communities safe. Following a 2019 incident in which an 18-year-old woman from Florida flew to Colorado and ...

House passage of Democrats' voting rights bill

| Posted in In the News

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse helped lead House Democrats Tuesday ahead of a party-line vote to pass legislation aimed at restoring provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Lafayette Democrat, a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, managed the floor debate over a procedural rule that set up passage of the bill, dubbed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancements Act, named after the long-serving...

Perlmutter Votes to Protect Safe, Accessible Elections for All Americans

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to protect the right to vote for all Americans with H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Amid the most coordinated state-level effort to restrict the right to vote in generations, H.R. 4 would restore the critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and prevent states and localities with a recent history o...

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