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  • Perlmutter’s Space Weather Bill Takes Important Step Forward with Committee Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s (CO-07) bipartisan legislation aimed at expanding the scientific understanding and forecasting of space weather today passed the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on a voice vote. H.R. 5260, the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act builds upon previous efforts to coordinate critical research and operational needs to improve our understanding of space weather and better p... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reaction to Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops in Iraq
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued this statement following the Iranian missile strikes on U.S. military bases in Iraq: “I am grateful there were no American casualties in the attacks on the U.S. military bases in Iraq and I am encouraged by the tone of both President Trump and the Iranian leadership in its aftermath. However, I remain concerned the events of the last week have made us less safe in the short-term and created an uncertain future for U.S.-Iranian relations ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers from White House on Iran Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined more than 30 House colleagues to demand answers on the White House’s decision to carry out the airstrike against Qasem Soleimani and the national security strategy towards curbing Iran’s aggression and nuclear ambitions. “For the past 17 years, Americans have shouldered the burden created by war in Iraq and subsequent conflict. The American people deserve to have leaders who are willing to have a serious discussion about the wisdom... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reaction to U.S. Airstrike Killing Gen. Soleimani
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's deadly airstrike targeting Iranians and Iraqis at the Baghdad International Airport, which included the killing of Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani: "I am concerned about the Administration’s approach to this current situation and believe Congress must approve a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) before the U.S. engages in hostilities agains... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement in Support of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today issued the following statement in support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “I applaud the work of the House Democratic USMCA Working Group and their negotiations with the Trump administration resulting in several key improvements to the original agreement. The USMCA now includes strengthened labor rule enforcement and commitments, creates new mechanisms for monitorin... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement in Support of Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today issued the following statement about his support for Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States: “By withholding $400 million Ukraine desperately needed to defend itself against Russia until Ukraine did the President’s political bidding, the President committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors for which he should be impeached. This abuse of power is compounded by the President’s refusal to cooperate wi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Applauds Passage of FY20 Government Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Transportation, Gun Violence Prevention, Infrastructure

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today applauded the passage of the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills: H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158. “Most importantly, the passage of these bills ensures the federal government will remain open and working for the American people,” said Perlmutter. “It also includes significant funding for many of the priorities House Democrats have been fighting for since the beginning of the year such as full funding for the 2020 Census, protecting our election... Read more

  • Perlmutter’s Amendment for Rocky Flats Workers Included in FY20 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded the passage of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation includes several priorities important to Colorado such as providing all federal employees with 12 weeks paid parental leave, key provisions to support our men and women in uniform such as a 3.1% pay raise for the military, improvements to military family housing, and a repeal of the exi... Read more

  • Bennet, Perlmutter Urge Federal Government to Review Decision Denying Access to Compensation Program for Rocky Flats Workers Exposed to Plutonium
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Seniors, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) today called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the agency’s denial of a petition to add a new class of Rocky Flats workers previously excluded from a Special Exposure Cohort compensation program. The class of workers, employed by the plant from 1984 to 2005, were exposed to plutonium yet were denied inclusion in the cohort by the National Institute for Occupational Sa... Read more

  • Perlmutter Re-introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Understanding and Forecasting of Space Weather
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7) and Mo Brooks (R-AL-5) introduced the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act. This bipartisan legislation is aimed at expanding the scientific understanding and forecasting of space weather, the naturally occurring variations in the space environment between the sun and the Earth. The legislation is the House companion to S. 881, introduced by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI... Read more

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