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  • 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

  • Colorado Lawmakers File Amicus Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, and Jared Polis, are among 211 Members of Congress who this week filed an Amicus Brief in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5. The brief is in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which enforces the state’s anti-discrimination statute providing civil rights protect... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to GOP Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement denouncing the Republican tax plan released today: “The Republican tax bill is a non-starter. While I agree it’s time to clean up the tax code, this proposal will cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, leaving higher taxes for the hardworking people in the middle. The bill also adds more than $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years, and today’s announcement makes clear it could be significantly... Read more

  • Perlmutter Applauds Study on Quiet Zones
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded the release of the Government Accountability Office’s study on railroad quiet zones. The report was conducted after an amendment authored by Perlmutter was included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act signed into law in December 2015. “Today’s report confirms what communities in my district have been telling me for years. Establishing quiet zones are costly, burdensome, and lack clear guidance from the Fede... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Three Former Trump Campaign Officials Charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after three former Trump campaign officials are charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “Today’s news proves the Special Counsel’s investigation is absolutely necessary and needs to continue. Robert Mueller will follow the facts wherever they lead him, and the Trump Administration and Congress need to support the investigation without interference so we can learn the truth.” ### Read more

  • Perlmutter, Thompson Introduce Legislation to Keep Communities Safe, Help Prevent Future Gun Violence Tragedies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Mike Thompson (CA-05), Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Vice-Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, introduced H.R. 4142, the Safer Communities Act of 2017, legislation aimed at reducing and preventing gun violence by keeping guns away from people who should not have them. The legislation closes the gaps in current federal gun policy by clarifying and expanding existing federal prohibitors relate... Read more

  • House Passes Perlmutter’s Legislation Imposing Additional Sanctions on North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Barr, Perlmutter, Moore, Hollingsworth, Vargas and French to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act, which seeks to ban U.S. financial institutions from providing financial services to North Korea, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support (415-2). “Like many Americans, I have serious concerns about escalating tensions with... Read more

  • Perlmutter Asked the ATF to Ban Bump Stocks in 2013, They Declined
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history the night of October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is once again calling on Congress to act to prevent future gun violence and mass shootings. “The Las Vegas shooting was so deadly because of a device known as a bump stock which significantly increases the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons,” said Perlmutter. “Machine guns and fully automatic weapons have been banned for decade... Read more

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