Perlmutter Supports Transformative Investment to Create Jobs, Support Families and the Economy, and Combat Climate Change

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today supported H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a-generation piece of legislation to create jobs, support families and the economy, and take real action in the fight against climate change. All of these investments will be fully paid for by revenue raised through the bill by making corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair sha...

Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus Co-Chairs Call for Diplomatic Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games

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WASHINGTON – Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) yesterday introduced a resolution calling for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Communist Party “has committed genocide against the pre...

Perlmutter Announces 2021 Military Service Academy Nominations

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Lakewood, Colo. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the 2021 roster of U.S. Military Service Academy nominations. In total, 32 students from the 7th Congressional District received nominations to one or more of the U.S. Service Academies. “These students represent the best and the brightest of our community, many excelling in athletics and all demonstrating a dedication to their comm...

Colorado's role in bringing infrastructure bill to life

| Posted in In the News

Late on the night of Nov. 5, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse walked alongside two fellow Democratic lawmakers as they made their way outside the U.S. Capitol, prepared to announce that a deal had finally been reached to allow for a vote on the infrastructure bill that had been idling for weeks in the U.S. House of Representatives. Accompanying Neguse, the second-term lawmaker from Lafayette who arranged for ...

How Colorado’s Democrats have shaped the federal spending bills — and what it might mean for their futures

| Posted in In the News

After weeks of negotiations on the massive bipartisan infrastructure bill and the upcoming Build Back Better Act, the members of the influential House Rules committee started taking friendly bets on when a deal might be done. “We were actually taking over-unders as to when we would be finished,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat. Perlmutter guessed the finale would come at 5 p.m. on Nov...

Democratic divide puts congressional action on marijuana in doubt

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A split on Capitol Hill over marijuana policy has lawmakers confronting the possibility that they could again fail to pass any meaningful changes to the federal prohibition of cannabis this Congress, even as polls show vast majorities of Americans support at least partial legalization of the drug. The clash, on one level, follows familiar contours for Washington policymaking: A narrower measure wi...

Lawmakers advance bill to reduce wildfire impacts as climate change fuels more intense blazes

| Posted in In the News

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee advanced legislation Tuesday that aims to reduce losses from worsening wildfires in the United States. The bill — the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act — was introduced last month by representatives from California, Oregon and Colorado in the wake of destructive, climate-change-fueled fire seasons in Western states and harmful smoke...

Perlmutter Supports Bicameral Bill to Stop Predatory Small Business Loans

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Washington, D.C. –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the bicameral Small Business Lending Disclosure Act. This bill aims to protect small business borrowers from predatory lenders and loans carrying unfair terms and conditions and would ensure safeguards already required in consumer lending, through th...

Perlmutter Successfully Amends, Advances Bill to Improve U.S. Preparedness and Response to Wildfires

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) successfully amended and advanced H.R. 5781, the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act, comprehensive legislation to improve the nation’s preparedness, resilience and response to wildfires by identifying and investing in research and development (R&D), establishing warning and forecast systems, developing observation and sensing techno...

Gov. Polis, Colorado lawmakers attend bipartisan infrastructure bill signing

| Posted in In the News

Colorado politicians were on hand to witness President Joe Biden sign a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal into law Monday afternoon, paving the way for billions of dollars to flow into the state for roads, bridges and climate-resilient infrastructure projects. Gov. Jared Polis, Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse and Jason Crow, all Democrats,...

Colorado Matters: An interview with Colorado Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter

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When the Colorado Congressional District map was approved at the beginning of November, it included a change to Democratic Representative Ed Perlmutter's district just north of Denver. The 7th Congressional District is currently composed mostly of Denver’s northwest suburbs, but the new district will include some rural mountain counties. Rep. Perlmutter won the district in 2020 by almost 22 percen...

24 Bipartisan Governors Urge Congress to Pass SAFE Banking Act as Amendment to NDAA

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DENVER - Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Governors of 21 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands sent a bipartisan letter urging Congress to include legislation in the final 2022 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 that would allow states with legalized medical or adult-use cannabis to operate safely under the national banking system. “It’s time for Congres...

SAFE Banking status: Q&A with US Rep. Ed Perlmutter

| Posted in In the News

Finding a bank would become much less difficult for marijuana companies in the not-too-distant future if U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s political crystal ball proves correct. The Colorado Democrat is confident the SAFE Banking Act – which Perlmutter has sponsored every congressional cycle since first introducing it in 2013 – will be signed into law by President Joe Biden either this year or in 2022. In...

Perlmutter Holds Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Latest COVID Updates, Answer Questions

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Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado's State Epidemiologist; Diana Herrero, Deputy Director of the Colorado State Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response; and representatives from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Benefits in Action to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19, other issues facing Co...

Colorado's Democratic delegation cheers passage of infrastructure bill amid GOP scowls

| Posted in In the News

The Democrats who represent Colorado in Washington hailed passage of the massive, bipartisan infrastructure bill late Friday, celebrating billions in spending on improvements across the state and declaring a long-awaited victory on the party's domestic agenda. The state's Republican members of Congress, meanwhile, lamented what one called a "bloated" bill that amounts to a "progressive wish list,"...

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