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  • Members of Colorado Delegation Call for Increased Rural Broadband Connectivity
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - Following issues in Colorado and around the country, members of the Colorado delegation sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai asking for immediate action to address data inaccuracies that has held Coloradan families back, preventing them from connecting to broadband internet. Led by Rep. Crow, the other co-signers of the bipartisan, bicameral letter are Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Ken Buck, Scott Tipton, and Joe... Read more

  • Perlmutter Helps Lead Conversation About National Security, TRIA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    (Kansas City, MO) – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) participated in a joint roundtable discussion on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), led by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) and with Reps. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Al Green (D-TX), and local stakeholders. TRIA was passed into law following the September 11 attacks, which caused more than $40 billion in today’s dollars in estimated insured losses. The law created the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program which is set to expire on December 31, 20... Read more

  • Nation’s Attorneys General, Treasurers Support and Urge Passage of SAFE Banking
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, 38 state and territory attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders urging passage of H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act which would allow marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system. The overwhelming and bipartisan support on this issue means it brings with it the formal support of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). NAAG endorses less than a dozen polic... Read more

  • Members of Colorado Delegation Support Immigrants Working in Cannabis Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Immigration

    Washington D.C. — In response to cloudy Department of Justice guidelines, Congressman Neguse is leading a letter with democratic members of the Colorado Delegation urging Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary McAleenan to retract current guidelines which bars the naturalization of legal permanent residents who have been employed in the legal Cannabis industry and replace it with a policy more consistent with the Cole Memorandum. The letter follows a case of two Denver residents, both lawful... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Redacted Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in response to the redacted Mueller report released today by Attorney General William Barr: “Attorney General Barr’s summary of the report did not provide the full picture and neither does today’s heavily redacted Mueller report. In order to fully understand the Mueller report, we must see the complete, unredacted version. “However, even the redacted Mueller report makes one thing very clear: Whether Trump violate... Read more

  • House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to pass H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. Authored by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) and Denny Heck (D-WA-10) and cosponsored by Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH-08) and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15). The bill allows marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system. Today, voters in 47 states plus the District of Columbia - 97.7 perc... Read more

  • Reps DeSaulnier, Lofgren, Perlmutter, and Raskin Call on Media Companies to Protect High-Quality, Fact-Based News
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) called on Gannett Co., Inc. and Verizon Media Group to consider the impact that their recent job cuts at multiple media outlets will have on the public’s access to high-quality, fact-based news. In January of this year, Gannett and Verizon, two of the nation’s largest media groups, both cut hundreds of jobs across print, broadcast, and digital media. “A free ... Read more

  • Hearing to Preserve Colorado’s Public Lands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse has secured a key hearing for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, his first major piece of legislation since taking office. The hearing is scheduled in the Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands on Tuesday, April 2nd and will include witness testimony from Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In addition, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, or the CORE Ac... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Summary of Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Barr’s summary of the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "I have said since the start of the investigation, the American people deserve to see the full Mueller report and all underlying documents. I urge Attorney General Barr to make this information publicly available as soon as possible. "From what we know today, Congress has a responsibility to continue its investigations ... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Delegation, Governor Urge Department of Defense to Headquarter U.S. Space Command in Colorado
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Washington D.C. – The entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and Governor Jared Polis joined together today to urge the U.S. Department of Defense to reestablish U.S. Space Command in Colorado and to use Colorado’s existing space missions and assets to address emerging and transforming threats in space. In a letter to acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, the leaders tout Colorado’s significant role in national security space, its strong aerospace industry, and its existing infras... Read more

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