Perlmutter Hosts 8th Telephone Town Hall of 2021

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Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with Diana Herrero, Deputy Director of the Colorado State Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response; Dr. John Douglas, Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department; and representatives from IRC and Lutheran Family Services to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 and Afghan refugees resettling in Color...

Perlmutter Awarded for Work on Behalf of Former Nuclear Weapons Workers

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Westminster, Colo. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) was awarded the inaugural Congressional Award for Atomic Heroes by Nuclear Care Partners (NCP) for his work on behalf of former nuclear weapons workers, including those who worked at the Rocky Flats plant in Colorado. Perlmutter was recognized for his work to preserve the benefits for this population of workers, ensure solvency of the EEOI...

Perlmutter Applauds DOE, NREL Partnership on Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator Program to Modernize the Grid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) today announced the launch of the Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator, a technology partnership of federal experts, industry partners in the energy sector, and innovators to accelerate the development of new cybersecurity solutions for the nation’s evolving grid. The program will support efforts ...

Perlmutter Continues Support of Lao-Hmong Community as Effort to Build a National Memorial is Unveiled

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Broomfield, Colo. - On Saturday, October 2nd, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) participated in a ceremony to unveil the design of a new national memorial to honor Lao-Hmong soldiers and airmen who fought alongside U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. “Hmong soldiers and airmen served bravely alongside U.S. soldiers and saved thousands of Americans in South Vietnam and Laos,” said Perlmutter. “As w...

Perlmutter Votes to Keep Government Open, Address Debt Ceiling

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to keep the federal government open and protect the American economy and families from a devastating shutdown. H.R.5305, the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act extends government funding through December 3rd, while also providing desperately needed disaster relief and helping resettle Afghan refugees in the ...

Perlmutter, Financial Services Subcommittee Examines Future of Banking

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Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) led the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee in a hearing entitled, “The Future of Banking: How Consolidation, Nonbank Competition, and Technology are Reshaping the Banking System”. Over the past several decades, the U.S. financial system has changed significantly. Through mergers, acquisitions, and organic growth, ban...

Colorado’s US House Democrats Press for Progress on Background Check Issue Related to 2019 Threat of Columbine Copycat

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) today led Colorado’s US House Democrats in pressing the Department of Justice to ensure states comply with background checks for those purchasing firearms out-of-state. This out of state background check issue was underscored during the 2019 incident when a Florida woman, who was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine High School tragedy, obtained a fire...

Delegation Supports Colorado’s Bid to Host ‘Summit of the Americas’

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper was joined by Senator Michael Bennet and Representatives Diana DeGette, Doug Lamborn, Ed Perlmutter, Ken Buck, Jason Crow, and Joe Neguse on a bipartisan letter to President Biden in support of Colorado’s bid to host the 2022 Summit of the Americas. The Summit of the Americas is the only event that convenes heads of state from North, Central...

SAFE Banking Included in the NDAA, Passes House for Fifth Time

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Washington, D.C. – For a fifth time, the U.S. House of Representatives last night passed H.R. 1996, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021, landmark legislation to reform federal cannabis laws and reduce the public safety risk in communities across the country, as part of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill would allow marijuana-related businesses in...

Colorado Congressional Delegation Pushes for Strong Methane Regulations on Oil and Gas

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Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led Colorado U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper and Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D), Joe Neguse (D), Jason Crow (D), and Ed Perlmutter (D) in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to swiftly adopt strong protective methane standards for the oil and gas sector. Earlier this year, Congress restored protections th...

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