Colorado Congressional Members Lead Letter Urging Long-term, Permanent Solutions to Western Drought

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Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, New Mexico U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, and New Mexico U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández wrote to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) urging it to prioritize funding for long-term, permanent solutions…

EPA announces $121 million in historic federal funding to Colorado for clean watersheds and drinking water

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DENVER — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $121 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Colorado for water infrastructure improvements. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocates more than $50 billion to EPA toward repairing the nation’s essential water infrastructure, which helps communities access clean, safe and reliable…

Perlmutter Holds 105th and Final Government in the Grocery

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Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held his 105th and final Government in the Grocery event. A signature event of the office, Perlmutter started the Government in the Grocery program when he first took office in 2007 in order to better hear from constituents and meet with them one-on-one in their local community. The first Government in the Grocery was held on January 27, 2007 in Wheat…

Perlmutter Applauds Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act: “Passing the historic Inflation Reduction Act delivers on many of the things most important to my constituents and advances policies House Democrats have been working toward during my entire career in Congress. For example, after years of repeated…

Perlmutter Holds Medal Ceremony for Merchant Marine Vietnam Veteran and Family of WWII Veteran

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Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a medal ceremony to recognize two Veterans – Lt. Anthony Iozzo, a WWII Veteran who was killed in combat and U.S. Merchant Marine Veteran Edward Talbot, who served from 1968 to 1972 during the Vietnam War. Perlmutter recognized each Veteran with medals for which they were entitled but never received.  During the ceremony, Mr. Talbot…

Perlmutter Holds Final Telephone Town Hall

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Lakewood, Colo. – On August 8th, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held his final telephone town hall to talk with constituents of the 7th Congressional District and take their questions. Since 2007, Perlmutter has held 70 telephone town halls, including 27 over the past 2.5 years during the COVID-19 pandemic. To listen to a recording of the August 8th town hall, click…

Perlmutter Secures Amendments, Applauds Passage of Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded passage of the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act (WRDR Act) in the U.S. House on Friday, which included four amendments authored by Perlmutter. Climate change has increased wildfire risk nationally presenting a year-round threat to the United States as well as made drought more severe and persistent, with parts of the western U.S.…

Perlmutter, Bennet Introduce Bill to Improve Home Appraisals and Encourage Energy Efficiency Features

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Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced legislation in the U.S. House and Senate to encourage energy efficient and renewable features to be considered as part of the residential homebuying and appraisal process. The Getting Renewable and Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Appraisals Act is aimed at ensuring home appraisals accurately reflect…

Perlmutter Works to Modernize Congress, Improve District Office Operations with Passage of Key Recommendations

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As a member of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) supported a new slate of recommendations last week to make Congress more transparent, accessible and efficient for Americans. The 29 recommendations were developed over the course of eight hearings held in 2022 ranging from topics such as congressional continuity, strengthening…

Perlmutter, Crow Continue Push to Designate July 20th as National Heroes Day as Ten-Year Anniversary of Aurora Theater Shooting is Remembered

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Today U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Jason Crow (D-CO) reintroduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to designate July 20th as "National Heroes Day". July 20th is the date of the horrific shooting which took place ten years ago today on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. at a movie theater in which twelve lives were taken, seventy were wounded and hundreds suffered…

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