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  • Attorneys General Urge Congress to Protect Public Safety, Pass SAFE Banking Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan group of state attorneys general sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect public safety and pass the SAFE Banking Act. Nineteen state attorneys general signed the letter – including Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman – asking for Congressional action in light of the recent rescission of the “Cole Memo” guidance. The letter states, “Despite the contradictions between federal and state law, the marijuana industry continues to grow ... Read more

  • Polis, Coffman, DeGette, Perlmutter ask Sessions to leave states that have legalized marijuana alone
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation; led by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; sent a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to reverse his decision on the Cole Memorandum. The Cole Memorandum is necessary to protect Colorado from the federal government’s interference into its well-regulated marijuana industry. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Rep. Coffman, R-Colo., Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., sent the letter together, and have been active... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on AG Sessions’ Decision to Rescind DOJ Guidance for Marijuana Activity
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the “Cole memo”, a document from the U.S. Department of Justice which provided guidance for federal enforcement of marijuana activity. “Today’s decision by Attorney General Sessions rolls back the progress we’ve made to balance the laws of Colorado with the priorities of federal law enforcement. The Cole memo provided assurances to states like ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins 170 Members of Congress in Letter of Support for Special Counsel Robert
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter joined 170 Members of Congress in sending a letter to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Rod J. Rosenstein, to express support for the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III. The letter urges Deputy AG Rosenstein to allow the Mueller investigation to continue “unfettered by political influence or threats to his authority” and that the investigation should be allowed to come “to its natural and appro... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another continuing resolution: “I am disgusted once again to see the GOP leave town kicking the can down the road without completing any of Congress’ important work. The long-time bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program needs a long-term reauthorization, Community Health Centers need funding certainty, Dreamers need protection from deportation, and we need... Read more

  • Perlmutter Shows Support for Passing the Dream Act, Funding CHIP and CHCs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) continues to show support for several critical programs that many Coloradans and Americans rely on: “While Republicans are busy celebrating their plan to cut taxes for corporations and their wealthy donors, there’s still real work left to be done to keep the government open past Friday and address a long list of overdue priorities to help hardworking Coloradans. I will continue to fight for access to affordable healthcare for children and famili... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the harmful Republican tax bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “This Republican tax bill gives the most benefits to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, plain and simple. These benefits are paid for by hardworking families across the country and by adding to the debt. This bill may save a few hundred dollars per person on their tax bill, but it will put more than $7,100 on the credit card f... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Unprecedented Attack on Public Lands and National Monuments
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) reacted to the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante – the largest reduction in protected federal land in the nation’s history. “This year we’ve seen a concerted effort by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections of public lands and even to devolve certain federal lands to state or local control. This type of attack on our public l... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Passage of the House Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Republican tax bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “This tax bill is just another example of how Republicans continue to stack the deck against hardworking Americans. At a time when we need to make critical investments in our infrastructure, housing, seniors and education, Republicans plan to explode the debt in the name of tax cuts for the wealthy. “Using voodoo economics, Republicans are tr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Requests Review of NCIC Database Reporting Procedures
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the tragic gun violence in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is requesting that the Department of Defense conduct an immediate and thorough review detailing their procedures of reporting to the National Criminal Information Center database. “A strong background check system can help prevent gun violence but the system only works when relevant information is added in a timely and accurate manner,” said Perlmutter. “It's important that we ... Read more

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