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  • Another major financial services group lends support to SAFE Banking Act, calls it “a reasonable and sound approach”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Less than a week after the Independent Community Bankers of America expressed their support for the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, the Credit Union National Association has now joined the chorus for the path forward for financial institutions to provide banking services to marijuana-related businesses and customers. H.R. 2215, bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Denny Heck (WA-10) ensures that financial institutions such as cre... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on North Korea Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “The world seems to be upside down when the White House is fighting with our strongest allies, such as Canada, yet acting like North Korea is our long-time friend. I do believe it is always better to try and resolve conflicts by talking rather than fighting. The meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could be a step... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Heck Cannabis Banking Bill Earns Support of Independent Community Bankers of America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) have expressed support for bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Denny Heck (WA-10) to allow cannabis-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system. H.R. 2215, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), ensures financial institutions can service cannabis-related businesses without the fear of reprisal from the federal govern... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: “The Masterpiece case was an opportunity for the Supreme Court to set an important anti-discrimination precedent. Unfortunately today’s ruling, though narrowly written, reminds us we can never stop fighting against discrimination in this country and underscores the need for nationwide nondiscrimination protectio... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Bill to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting against S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act which would repeal certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: “I believe we must learn from our past and never let something like the 2008 financial crisis happen again. I helped write Dodd-Frank which included heightened regulatory standards for large financial institutions imp... Read more

  • Perlmutter Condemns House Republicans’ Use of Restrictive Rules Making 115th Congress the Most Closed Congress in
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today criticized the use of closed rules, a restrictive process utilized by House Republicans to block amendments from more than 380 Members of Congress on a variety of bipartisan issues. With the issuance of their 84th closed rule this Congress, House Republicans have broken the prior record, which they set during the first session of the 114th Congress. A new report from Rules Committee Democrats highlights how Republican leaders have used res... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Financial Services Committee Members Press Mnuchin on Suspicious Activity Reports Related to Trump Associates
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), along with the Ranking Members of the House Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, in light of reports that suspicious activity reports ("SARS") filed by First Republic Bank relating to Michael Cohen, who has served as President Trump's attorney, were absent from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") database, which Secretary Mnuchin oversees. The letter follows up on the... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after President Trump announced his decision to reinstate sanctions against Iran and withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “Today’s decision by President Trump creates more chaos and uncertainty which hurts our standing with our allies and jeopardizes international security. As a nuclear non-proliferation agreement, the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was intended to limit I... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Delegation: Relocate Army Futures Command to Denver
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. — The entire Colorado Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, urging him to choose Denver as the new headquarters for Army Futures Command. The members of Congress wrote, “The Denver ecosystem will provide the Army with unmatched access to the top talent, innovation, and research and academia critical to the Army Futures Command’s mission to keep our Armed Forces at the global forefront of military science and technology. Denver i... Read more

  • Perlmutter Amendment Adopted to Ensure Safer Helicopter Fuel Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s amendment to require all newly manufactured helicopters be built with safer fuel systems was successfully adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The legislation requires all newly manufactured helicopters comply with the recommendations from the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group within 18 months. Additionally, the legislation requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expedite certification of retrofit kits to improv... Read more

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