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  • Perlmutter Introduces Bill to Provide Financial Relief to Federal Employees Impacted by Partial Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) joined with Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX-22) and Don Beyer (D-VA-08) to provide relief to federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown by introducing H.R. 545, the Financial Relief for Feds Act. This bipartisan bill will allow federal employees and contractors to withdraw funds from their retirement accounts without being penalized. “One of my constituents mentioned this idea to me when I was in the district this past weekend,... Read more

  • Colorado U.S. Representatives Call on Senate Republicans to Pass Government Funding Bills, End Senseless Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Jason Crow (CO-06), and Joe Neguse (CO-02) released a joint statement calling on Senate Republicans and President Trump to immediately act to end the partial government shutdown: “More than 15,000 Coloradans were not paid today because President Trump and Senate Republicans are using those federal employees as political pawns. This shutdown puts our country’s national security at risk and the livelihoods of hardwo... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Call on Republicans to Protect Coloradan's Care from Pending Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    DENVER – Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) joined a press call today following Wednesday’s vote in the House of Representatives to pass the Allred Resolution. This resolution authorizes House Counsel to go to court and defend the ACA in the Texas, et. al. vs. United States, et. al. lawsuit. Nearly every Republican – including Representatives Scott Tipton, Ken Buck and Doug Lamb... Read more

  • Perlmutter Recaps Work on Behalf of Constituents, District in 2018 Year-End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released his annual end of year report for 2018, which details the office’s work on behalf of the people of the 7th Congressional District and Colorado. “The number one priority for me and my staff is to make sure we do the best job we can for the people of the 7th Congressional District. That means being accessible, responsive, and helpful in cutting through red tape at federal agencies,” said Perlmutter. “I look forward to continuing to s... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Delegation Members Urge Continued Cooperation to Resolve Eagle Project Commuter Rail Line Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) along with Colorado Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD), and Denver Transit Partners (DTP) urging continued cooperation in finalizing a plan of action to fix ongoing issues with grade crossings on the Eagle Project’s commuter rail lines by the December 15 deadline. In the letter, the lawmakers made clea... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Agreement with Leader Pelosi
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on an agreement with Leader Nancy Pelosi regarding term limits for senior leadership in the Democratic Caucus and his vote for Speaker in the 116th Congress: “I have pushed for new leadership because I want to see generational change in the Democratic Caucus. I am now convinced that generational change has started and will continue to accelerate. Therefore, I will support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. I do so... Read more

  • Colorado Lawmakers Object to DHS Proposal to Expand “Public Charge” Definition
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) today led Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, and Jared Polis, and Representatives-elect Joe Neguse and Jason Crow, in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security to object to the proposed rule expanding the definition of “public charge” under U.S. immigration law. The proposed rule would make permanent residence unavailable to individuals who rely on housing, health care, and food assistance, have a seriou... Read more

  • U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado School of Mines announce long-term partnership
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke joined Paul C. Johnson, president of Colorado School of Mines, to announce a long-term partnership between the university and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The partnership will bring more than 150 USGS scientists and their minerals research labs to the university’s Golden, Colorado, campus where government scientists and Mines faculty and students will work together in a new state-of-the-art facility. Johnson and Zinke were joined at... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Expected Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement regarding the expected confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “The Supreme Court is one of our country’s most sacred and highly-regarded institutions, partly because historically it has been one of the less partisan bodies in U.S. government. But the confirmation process of Judge Kavanaugh has interjected politics into the Supreme Court like our country has never seen before. “Confirming li... Read more

  • Safer Fuel Systems Now Required in Newly Manufactured Helicopters
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Lakewood, Colo. – As of today, all newly manufactured helicopters are required to be built with safer fuel systems. An amendment included in the five-year authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all newly manufactured helicopters to comply with recommendations from the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group within 18 months. Additionally, the legislation requires the FAA to expedite certification of retrofit kits to improve fuel system crashworthiness and to pu... Read more

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