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  • Perlmutter Denounces Gag Order on EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to temporarily suspend its contract and grant awards as well as issued a media blackout on all external communications from the federal agency: “I’m troubled by recent reports that the Trump Administration has placed a gag order on the EPA essentially silencing employees. Furthermore, I will need to look into their suspension of n... Read more

  • Perlmutter Legislation to Spur Transfer of New Technologies at National Labs Included in House Energy Research and Innovation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of H.R. 589, the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act. H.R. 589 provides policy direction to the Department of Energy (DOE) on basic science research, nuclear energy research and development (R&D), research coordination and priorities, and reforms to streamline national lab management. Perlmutter’s legislation, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modern... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes Against Irresponsible GOP Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against the GOP budget reconciliation which would add $10 trillion to the debt over the next ten years and begins the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Perlmutter issued the following statement: "This budget is irresponsible and hurts hard working people in Colorado and across the nation. Under President Obama, we cut the federal deficit in half and made responsible budgeting decisions. This Republican budget explodes the d... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins More Than 170 Members of House of Representatives in Effort to Create Independent Commission to Investigate Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined more than 170 members of the House of Representatives to introduce the Protecting Our Democracy Act to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election. "It is clear Russia intervened in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This action by a foreign nation was unprecedented, violated our Constitution and undermined the founding pillars of American lib... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement in Advance of Electoral College Vote Count
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    In response to statements made by the U.S. intelligence community regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) began reviewing certain laws and the U.S. Constitution as it pertains to efforts to undermine our electoral process. Below is a statement from Rep. Perlmutter in advance of the Electoral College vote count taking place on January 6, 2017: "It is clear Russia intervened in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential elec... Read more

  • Perlmutter Releases 2016 End of Year Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released an overview of activity for 2016 including constituents services, events and legislation. “One of my greatest responsibilities is helping the hardworking people of the 7th Congressional District,” said Perlmutter. “My staff and I are here to help constituents cut through red tape at federal agencies as well as to provide resources and information about a variety of issues. We look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 7... Read more

  • Perlmutter Works to Protect Employees and Work of NREL and Other National Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to send a letter to President-elect Trump expressing concerns over reports the Trump transition team has asked for personal information of employees at Department of Energy National Laboratories (DOE labs). The 27 members represent and/or sit on committees with jurisdiction over the 17 DOE National Laboratories. “The 7th Congressional District is home to the National Renewable Energy L... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Gardner, Bennet Measure Paves Way for Commerce City Development
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC – The United States Senate today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a provision introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) - the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment. The NDAA will now head to President Obama’s desk for signature. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment allows for an environmental assessment to evaluate the removal of deed restrictions, which currently prohib... Read more

  • Perlmutter, 105 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Protect Immigrants’ Private Data
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 105 of his colleagues to send a letter to President Obama requesting that he take action to protect the names and private information of those who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. The letter specifically suggests an Executive Order that would prohibit the use of DACA enrollees’ information for purposes other than ... Read more

  • Local Documentary Film Submitted to Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Washington, D.C. – Today MEDIC! was formally submitted to the Library of Congress by the office of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and teachers from Westminster High School in Colorado. The MEDIC! documentary film highlights the stories of five brave veterans who served their country and their fellow veterans as combat medics. The film was produced by the faculty and students of Westminster High School and premiered in May 2016. "We are honored to have been able to contribute the film MEDIC! to ... Read more

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