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  • Perlmutter Bill to Allow Cancer Patients to Defer Student Loans Expected to Become Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. — The text of H.R. 2976, the Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act, introduced by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), was successfully included in the bipartisan fiscal year 2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The legislation would enable individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on public student loans while actively receiving lifesaving treatment without interest a... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill to Combat Financing of Terrorism Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Steve Pearce (R-NM) aimed at detecting and preventing terrorism and other illicit finance activity passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The FinCEN Improvement Act would modernize the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) authorizing statute to ensure the law enforcement and intelligence communities work together to detect and stop criminals and terrorist networks. “Identifying and combatting... Read more

  • Colorado Air and Space Port Granted Site Operator License from Federal Aviation Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a site operator license to Colorado Air and Space Port after a 180-day review period, the 11th such license granted in the United States. Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development. “Facilities like Colorado Air and Space Port will be developed around the country and the world,” said Mary Hodge, chair of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. “We’ll be building a hu... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the Approval of Spaceport Colorado's Launch Site Operator License
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement about the approval of Spaceport Colorado’s Launch Site Operator License at Front Range Airport in Adams County, Colorado: “Today’s long-awaited decision marks an important step forward for Adams County and the entire state of Colorado. Spaceport Colorado will leverage Colorado’s leadership in aerospace and space exploration, our well-educated workforce, and our excellent higher learning institutions to attract new... Read more

  • Perlmutter Advances Legislation to Better Understand, Forecast Space Weather
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) offered legislation aimed at expanding the scientific understanding and forecasting of space weather, the naturally occurring variations in the space environment between the sun and the Earth. The bill passed the Committee on voice vote. The legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), designates the National Space Council and a new National Committee for Space Weather Observation... Read more

  • Perlmutter, 50+ Democrats Call on President Trump to Support Legislative Action on Bump Stocks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), joined by 52 of his House colleagues, today sent a letter to President Trump calling for his support of a legislative solution to ban bump stocks and other similar devices. Earlier this year, President Trump stated his opposition to bump stocks and directed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ban these devices administratively. In March, the DOJ opened public comment, the first step in the rulemaking process to amend the regulations of the Burea... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Pearce Introduce Bill to Update FinCEN, Ensure Focus on Virtual Currencies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Steve Pearce (R-NM) introduced a bipartisan bill to empower the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and ensure the law enforcement community has the tools and abilities needed to prevent terrorism and illicit finance. The FinCEN Improvement Act (H.R. 6411) would update the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) authorizing statute to recognize tribal law enforcement agencies, prioritize protection against all types of terrorism... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on ICE Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting “present” on House Resolution 990 expressing support of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and personnel: “We have outstanding men and women in Immigration and Customs Enforcement and they should not be disparaged. But I will never, never support these abominable policies coming out of the Trump Administration that tear families apart. “This piece of legislation is not n... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins Rep. Waters, 60 Members in Call for Long-Term Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and 60 Members of Congress in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership calling for an immediate long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “Following an historic 2017 hurricane season, which for the first time on record resulted in three Category 4 hurricanes making landfall in the United States, and facing the beginning of the 2018 hurricane season, which is expected to caus... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trump-Putin Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Today is yet another example of President Trump favoring Russian President Vladimir Putin over the democracy and national security of the United States. In January 2017, 17 U.S. intelligence agencies proved Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. This was confirmed again last week when Special Counsel Robert Mueller and t... Read more

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