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  • Perlmutter Statement on Director James Comey's Firing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    “The timing of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is concerning. Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to recuse himself from all Russia-related investigations, President Trump acted on a recommendation from AG Sessions to remove Director Comey - the very person that was leading an investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and President Trump's ties to Russia. “This Administration cannot be trusted to handle any part of this investigation and... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Health Care Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has gone from bad to worse. Protecting people with preexisting conditions was at the heart of the ACA and eliminating this protection is eliminating a civil right. Each of us knows someone with a preexisting condition and failing to ensure adequate... Read more

  • Perlmutter Defends Dodd-Frank, Fights Against Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) helped lead the fight against Republican efforts to roll back consumer and investor protections in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The Republican legislation, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10), undermines and outright repeals critical safeguards in Dodd-Frank, unleashing the same behavior on Wall Street that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Perlmutter was instrumental in passing Do... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Bipartisan Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed an Omnibus Appropriations package for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017: “I’m pleased that Congress was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to avert a shutdown and fund the government through September 30, 2017. However it is alarming that President Trump is already calling for a “shutdown” in future budget negotiations. The work of running and funding the gover... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Equality Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 193 House colleagues in reintroducing the Equality Act to ensure nationwide, comprehensive protection from discrimination for LGBT people. Despite major advances in equality for LGBT Americans, including nationwide marriage equality, the majority of states still do not have explicit, permanent LGBT non-discrimination protection laws. The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual ori... Read more

  • Congress Must Act to Reduce Public Safety Threat in Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – With eight states and Washington, D.C. now allowing for adult-use recreational marijuana and 29 states legalizing medical marijuana, it is time to align federal and state laws - specifically as it relates to the banking crisis confronting marijuana-related businesses. That is the message from U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Denny Heck (WA-10) and Don Young (R-AK) as they introduce bipartisan legislation to allow marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reaction to President Trump’s Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s tax plan: “I have long-supported comprehensive tax reform that will simplify our tax code and make it more fair for hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s tax plan is short on details but appears to be an expensive and irresponsible tax cut for big corporations and the wealthy that will be paid for by our children and grandchildren. We need to clean up the tax code to stimulate e... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “As I said in 2013, Assad’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian’s was unthinkable, reprehensible and a clear violation of international law. At the time I supported President Obama using targeted military action against the Assad regime to prevent further atrocities. And while President Obama respectfully deferred to Congress for additional authority, ultimately military acti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Responds to Trump’s Climate Change Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. “President Trump’s decision to roll back the progress we’ve made combating climate change is short-sided and a bad move for our economy. The Clean Power Plan and the many other protections put in place over the last eight years are good for our national security, good for the c... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Delay of AHCA Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after House Republicans withdrew their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the House floor for a vote: “This is a good day for the thousands of Coloradans and millions of Americans who were at risk of losing affordable healthcare coverage under the Republicans’ disastrous healthcare plan. Republicans have spent the last seven years criticizing and undermining the ACA, and now it is ... Read more

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