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  • 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

  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter Statement on new CBO Healthcare Score
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the CBO healthcare score. 23 million people will lose their healthcare coverage under the House passed bill. The latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office confirms how detrimental the Republicans’ healthcare bill is in terms of reducing coverage, reducing essential benefits and allowing for discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. ### Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal. “Though short on details, Democrats and Republicans should agree President Trump’s budget proposal takes us backward not forward. It’s unacceptable to balance the budget on the backs of hard working families here in Colorado and across the country. I cannot support a budget that among other things proposes deep cuts to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), environm... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins New Democrat Coalition to Propose Bipartisan Infrastructure and Tax Reform Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and 45 members of the New Democrat Coalition (New Dems) sent a letter to President Trump encouraging him to focus on tax reform and fixing our nation’s infrastructure. For too long, Congress has relied on irresponsible, stop-gap measures that hinder economic growth and make it more difficult to revitalize our outdated infrastructure and overly-complicated tax code. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rated our the U.S.’s infrast... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement to President Trump Allegedly Revealing Classified Information to Russian Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in reaction to news reports that President Trump revealed classified information to Russian officials during a recent meeting: “President Trump and his surrogates’ cozy relationship with Russian officials has always been concerning but his alleged sharing of sensitive and classified information with Russian officials is alarming and constitutes a serious national security risk. The Trump Administration’s erratic a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Hosts Congressional Art Competition, Spring Awards Reception
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Lakewood, Colo. – In early May, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition and the Spring Awards Reception to recognize the achievements of students in the 7th Congressional District. “These are two of my favorite events every year,” said Perlmutter. “We have so many talented and accomplished students in our community, and I’m proud that I get to help honor their achievements.” This year’s Congressional Art Competition was the largest event since 2007, with a... Read more

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