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  • House Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank for Info on Trump, Russia
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Democratic lawmakers are asking Deutsche Bank (DB) for information on Donald Trump and Russia. In a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee requested the firm provide details on two politically charged matters -- a Russian trading scandal and its dealings with President Trump and his family members. Lawmakers criticized Deutsche Bank for its lack of transparency and questioned whether its internal reviews of the matter were completely ... Read more

  • Three Ways to Fix U.S. Marijuana Laws
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to say terrible things about marijuana and hint at a potential crackdown against states that have approved recreational or medical sales, assorted members of Congress have introduced legislation aimed at changing the way the federal government deals with the plant, including its designation as a Schedule I narcotic by the Drug Enforcement Administration. But there's disagreement among national leaders of the cannabis community about whether i... Read more

  • Perlmutter criticizes Dodd-Frank rewrite now slated for House vote
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    A Republican-led effort to rewrite the rules of the massive, post financial crisis measure Dodd-Frank is slated for a full House vote in June, despite Democrat’s effort — among them U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — to derail the legislation in committee. At odds are Perlmutter’s contention that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is critical and put in place to bring discipline to the financial markets after the 2008 financial crisis and a new GOP-sponsored Financial CHOICE Ac... Read more

  • Horizon High School graduate Jarred Gurss
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Gurss has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America, SOAR Honors Program, Congressman Ed Perlmutter's Youth Advisory Council and was president of DECA his junior and senior years. He plans to study finance with a focus on information systems at the University of Colorado-Denver. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I will be using this (finance) degree to help pursue my goal of becoming a CEO of a company one day. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I know that I w... Read more

  • Changes in ICE protocol limit Congress’ ability to aid immigrants
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Two high profile immigrants who took sanctuary in Denver churches were each granted a two-year stay of removal last week by immigration officials. Arturo Hernandez Garcia and Jeanette Vizguerra were given the temporary postponement of deportation on May 11 after receiving support in the form of personal legislative bills sponsored by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter. But in a letter released just before the stays were announced, Immigrations and Customs En... Read more

  • Federal bills from Colorado legislators seek to shield state marijuana laws, open banking
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado federal lawmakers this week amplified efforts to protect state-enacted marijuana laws and cannabis businesses. Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman on Thursday introduced the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017, which would add a provision to the Controlled Substances Act that would prevent federal preemption of state law. A day earlier, Colorado’s two senators threw their support behind banking legislation for the marijuana industry. DeGette, a Democrat, and Coffman, a Rep... Read more

  • Editorial: Get behind marijuana banking law
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    No matter where one stands on the legality of marijuana, or whether marijuana businesses should operate in your community, the safety of those businesses and the people who operate them is important. Without access to banking services, due to the fact that federal law still criminalizes the drug, dispensaries deal almost entirely in cash. Automatic teller machines in the lobby of marijuana retail establishments allow banks to collect service fees for those who want to withdraw cash to buy the pr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation. “After calling for an independent investigation for months, I am pleased to see the DOJ appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. This is a step in the right direction to ensure a thorough and independent investigation.” ### Read more

  • Colorado delegation applauds appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation backed Wednesday’s announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been named special counsel for the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Lawmakers praised the selection of Mueller, a former prosecutor who ran the FBI for 12 years, as a sound choice, even as some Democrats said they still believe an independent commission should be established to look into allegations of Russian involvement with associates... Read more

  • Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe; Colo. lawmakers react
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of James Comey. The Justice Department's appointment of Mueller as a special counsel is an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inqui... Read more

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