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  • Pelosi agrees to term limit deal to secure House Speaker job
    Posted in In the News on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr

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  • Congressman Ed Perlmutter To Support Nancy Pelosi
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District spoke out about a deal he helped negotiate which clears the way for Nancy Pelosi to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. The democratic congressman was among 16 democrats who signed a letter demanding new leadership. Pelosi resisted demands to step aside, but eventually agreed this week to serve no longer than four more years as the leader of congressional democrats. CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd spoke with... Read more

  • Pelosi and the 5-week battle with Democratic rebels over the speaker's gavel
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    As Rep. Nancy Pelosi took the stage in a noisy hotel ballroom in Washington on election night she was greeted with chants of "Speaker! Speaker! Speaker!" Her party had just won back the House of Representatives, and the longtime Democratic leader and first woman in history to hold the speaker's gavel was poised to do it again. But many of the Democrats who made that victory possible had also made a big promise: They wouldn't support Pelosi for speaker. Those dynamics set the stage for an intern... Read more

  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter Wants To Make Health Care Pricing Available Up Front
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Shopping for health care could become as easy as shopping for a car. A bill introduced by Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter would require transparency in the pricing of everything from surgeries to prescription drugs. “You should know going in, if this is a normal routine kind of thing, what it’s going to cost coming out. The goal is that you could do a little shopping… that’s how you get competition, if you have an informed customer,” said Rep. Perlmutter, a Democrat representing Colorado’s 7t... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers urge fix to A-Line, G-Line problems on eve of deadline
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    As the deadline looms for RTD to submit an action plan to federal regulators that addresses long-standing issues with metro Denver’s commuter rail system, both of Colorado’s senators and two of the state’s congressional delegation weighed in Thursday in a letter urging everyone involved to find a fix. U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, urged officials from the Regional Transportation District, Denver Transit Partners and the Federal... Read more

  • ‘Her skills are real’: How Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion in bid for speaker
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s opponents knew they had an opportunity. But what they really needed was an alternative. This past summer, they thought they had identified the perfect candidate to replace Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the party’s House leader: Rep. Karen Bass, a respected Californian who once served as speaker of the state Assembly. At least two of Pelosi’s rivals suggested to Bass that she pursue the post, and they left encouraged from meetings with her. But it was wishful thinking. “They had hoped ... Read more

  • 'We were shocked as sh--': How Pelosi crushed the Dem rebels
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    While the late President George H.W. Bush was lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Dec. 4, Nancy Pelosi was several hundred feet away cobbling together a deal that would return her to the speaker’s chair. Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a leader of a group of Democratic rebels trying to push Pelosi out of House leadership, had flown back to Washington to negotiate with her face-to-face. Pelosi had already flipped several critics and shown momentum in her bid to reclaim the gavel. Perlmutter’s g... Read more

  • Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter brokers deal for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker that ensures “generational change”
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    It’s all but certain now that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will become speaker of the House in January, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, helped broker the deal to make that happen. The deal gives Pelosi at least one and possibly two more terms — or four more years — as speaker. It also sets term limits on the other three top Democratic positions: majority leader, whip and assistant Democratic leader. “I have pushed for new leadership because I want to see generational change in the Democratic C... Read more

  • Pelosi Agrees To Perlmutter-Brokered Deal That Would Term Limit Top Democrats
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Democrats have reached a deal with Nancy Pelosi to pave the way for her to secure the votes to become Speaker of the House in January. Under the proposal, Pelosi would support term limits for the top Democratic House leaders, including herself. The agreement would be retroactive, so Pelosi could serve up to four more years, but her final term would require support from two-thirds of the caucus. “Over the summer, I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders, a r... Read more

  • Pelosi strikes deal with rebels, will step aside by 2022 to win speaker votes
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi clinched the votes for a second stint as House speaker on Wednesday after agreeing to serve no more than four years in a deal with a group of Democratic rebels — a significant concession to their demands for generational change. The group of insurgents wanted new blood in the top Democratic ranks and maneuvered for months to deny Pelosi (D-Calif.) the votes she would need. After weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiating, Pelosi backed off her resistance to setting a date for her d... Read more

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