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  • 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

  • SAFE Banking Act Introduced as Congress Looks to Address Cannabis Banking Issue
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the first-ever congressional hearing on the issue of cannabis banking, H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 was introduced today as the leading bipartisan legislation tailored to specifically address the cannabis banking issue. Authored by 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 wi... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Gallagher Work to Ensure Transparency in All Healthcare Pricing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to require all medical providers, including insurers and drug companies, to publicly disclose costs for all products, services and procedures. H.R. 1409, the Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2019 requires all price disclosures to be available and accessible at the point of purchase, in print and online, and include all wholesale, retail, subsidized, d... Read more

  • Perlmutter Announces Committee Assignments for 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced his committee assignments for the 116th Congress: Financial Services Committee National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Science, Space and Technology Committee Space Subcommittee Rules Committee “From reducing the public safety risk associated with cash-only marijuana businesses and making housing more affordable to supporting the state’s aerospace economy, these commit... Read more

  • Perlmutter Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure “Excepted” Federal Employees are Eligible for Earned Unemployment Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined with Rep. Katie Hill (CA-25) to introduce H.R. 1117, the Shutdown Fairness Act to clarify that federal employees forced to work without pay during government shutdowns are eligible for earned unemployment benefits. States like Colorado, California, Washington, and Vermont all took action to extend this lifeline to employees working without pay during the last government shutdown, but President Trump has threatened to penalize them ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Agreement to Keep Government Open, Fund Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted in support of H.J. Res. 31, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 to fund border security and avoid another partial government shutdown. “While it is by no means perfect, this conference agreement represents a compromise between Democrats and Republicans and between the House and Senate to fully fund the government. This bill does not, nor was it intended to solve our broken immigration system. As I’ve said numerous times, Congress m... Read more

  • First Congressional Hearing Held on Cannabis Banking
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held the first-ever congressional hearing on the issue of cannabis banking. Today, 47 states plus the District of Columbia permit adult recreational, medical or limited-medical use of marijuana. In fact, every member of the subcommittee represents a state where some form of marijuana is permitted. Because cannabis is considered illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act,... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s second State of the Union address: “Despite significant disagreements between Democrats and Republicans right now about how to move our country forward, we need to find a way to come together and get things done for hardworking Coloradans and Americans. Job number one for the President and Congress is to fully fund the government next week and prevent another needless and harmful go... Read more

  • Tipton, Perlmutter Take First Steps to Establish Space Resources Institute
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressmen Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced the Space Resources Institute Act (H.R. 1029), taking the first steps to establish an institution focused on maintaining the United States’ preeminence in space. The bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study establishing an institute relating to space resources. At the conclusion of the study, NASA must submit to Congress a report on its findings. In the past decade there ha... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Hurd Introduce Bill to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Defer Payments During Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) and Will Hurd (R-TX-23) introduced legislation to provide relief for student loan borrowers affected by the partial government shutdown. H.R. 781, the Student Loan Relief for Feds Act, would allow affected federal, state, and D.C. employees and contractors to apply for deferment on their students loan payments during a federal appropriations lapse. Specifically, interest would not accrue on loans during the deferment period or for three... Read more

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