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  • Perlmutter hosts Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Monday, September 18, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter hosted a telephone town hall with constituents of the 7th Congressional District. More than 2,000 constituents participated on the call and asked Rep. Perlmutter a variety of questions ranging from immigration to healthcare to Social Security and Medicare. Click below to listen to a full transcript of the telephone town hall: Read more

  • Perlmutter Helps Expand Opportunity for Community College Transfer Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Student Loan Debt

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) cosponsored the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 to help expand opportunity for community college transfer students. Through the “reverse transfer” process, students who transferred from a community college to a four-year-institution but haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree can apply those additional credits toward an associate’s degree. It’s estimated that about 30% of students who have transferred from a community college t... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA is disgraceful. We are a nation of immigrants and a nation of opportunity but the administration has pulled the rug out from under these folks leaving them with the fear of being separated from their family and the only life they’ve ever known. “... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's Plan in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    LAKEWOOD, COLO. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump outlined his plan for the U.S. war in Afghanistan: "President Trump outlined our basic goals in Afghanistan but did not offer many details. The timetable, the exact number of troops and the plan for engaging Pakistan are still unclear. Additionally, the plan does not include any clear benchmarks for success. The U.S. has a long and complicated history in Afghanistan and I believe we must be c... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Removal of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    LAKEWOOD, COLO. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after Steve Bannon was fired as White House Chief Strategist: “The departure of Steve Bannon from the White House is good news for Americans. Since President Trump was first elected, I urged him to take the steps necessary to unify our country which included rescinding his appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. Bannon’s ties to the White Nationalist movement and his beliefs in anti-Semiti... Read more

  • Rep. Perlmutter and Rep. Polis Introduce the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) introduced the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act to require all newly manufactured helicopters be built with safer fuel systems. The legislation requires within one year all newly manufactured helicopters comply with the recommendations from the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group which significantly reduces the risk of post-crash fires. Additionally, the legislation requires the Federal Aviation Administra... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) introduced the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act. This bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), is the House companion to S. 141 introduced by Senators Gary Peters, Cory Gardner, Cory Booker, and Roger Wicker which passed the Senate earlier this year. “Space Weather events can cause great damage to our infrastructure and our economy,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter. “Colorado’s research community... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump’s change in U.S. policy towards Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on President Trump’s change in U.S. policy towards Cuba. “President Trump’s reversal on Cuba is unfortunate and shortsighted. As someone who had the privilege of traveling to Cuba with President Obama, I saw firsthand how the country has a desire for openness and information. There's so much economic potential for Colorado industries such as agriculture, renewable energy and biotechnology that stand to benefit fr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the lawsuit against President Trump violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on the lawsuit against President Trump violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. 196 Members of Congress signed onto the lawsuit which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The U.S. Constitution requires all public officials to seek the consent of Congress before accepting any benefits or gifts from a foreign country. “I felt it necessary to join this lawsuit because President ... Read more

  • Reps. Perlmutter & Gallagher Introduce Bill to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Healthcare Market
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to require all medical providers including insurance and drug companies to publicly disclose costs for all products, services and procedures. “Patients should have the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Patients are required to know the risks before consenting to any given medical procedure, but they are often forced to make big ... Read more

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