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  • Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Bipartisan Mining Reform Legislation in an Underground Mining Classroom
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative field hearing in Idaho Springs, Colorado on H.R. 3734, the “Mining Schools Enhancement Act,” introduced by Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV). This bill, in combination with H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)), the “Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act,” and H.R. 3844 (Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)), the “Energy and Minerals Reclamation Foundation Establishment Act,” comprise a larger mining development and reclama... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to support the bipartisan conference report on H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which included reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. In addition, Rep. Perlmutter authored two provisions included in H.R. 22 to benefit the people of the 7th Congressional District. “I’m pleased Congress worked together to achieve the first long-term surface transportation bill in ten years. This bipartisan legislation will provide $281 bi... Read more

  • Science, Space & Technology Committee Holds Live Downlink with Astronauts from International Space Station
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted a showcase of NASA research exhibits and a live communications “downlink” with the two astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station, Capt. Scott Kelly and Dr.Kjell Lindgren. Members had the opportunity to speak with the astronauts for about twenty minutes. They covered a range of topics such as, the challenges of long duration space travel, including the limitations of remote medical capabilities; the strength an... Read more

  • Perlmutter Recaps 2015 Activities in End of the Year Video
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    LAKEWOOD, CO – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released a video recapping his activities throughout 2015. The 2015: Year in Review video showcases Rep. Perlmutter’s work on behalf of the people of the 7th Congressional District, including securing $148,686 in owed benefits and savings and $33 million in grants supporting organizations, research and jobs in the 7th District. The video also highlights a variety of events hosted by Rep. Perlmutter’s office which attracted more than 18,900 c... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes to Strengthen Security Screening of Syrian Refugees
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting to strengthen the security screening of Syrian refugees in to the U.S. “The attacks in Paris are frightening and a tragic reminder of the barbaric acts being carried out by Islamic State terrorists. Understandably, after those devastating attacks there’s a lot of anxiety and fear right now here at home. The U.S. has the strongest and most capable counterterrorism operations in the world. We continue to take the fight ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Works to Preserve Affordable Financing for Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    >U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding H.R. 1737, the Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Act. The legislation encourages the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to reissue a March 2013 bulletin through a transparent process by soliciting stakeholder input through a formal notice and comment period, study the costs and impacts on consumers and businesses, and involve other relevant agencies including the Federal Reserve, Department of Justi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honors Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    LAKEWOOD, CO – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day and Military Families Appreciation Month: “This Veterans Day, I would like to extend my deepest thanks and appreciation to all our Veterans and their families for their continued service to our community and to our country. Today and everyday it’s important to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military, and their families, for their sacrifice and courage to preserve our fre... Read more

  • Provisions of Polis-Perlmutter bill to prevent marijuana-impaired driving pass House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    LUCID Act measure calling for research into detection, prevention of impaired driving included in transportation bill A measure calling for federal research into the most scientifically sound methods for stopping marijuana-impaired driving, originally proposed by Reps. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), was included in the comprehensive transportation reauthorization bill that passed the House today. “No matter what side of the legalization debate you fall on, we all agree on the im... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Surface Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after he voted to support a six-year highway and transit bill which also reauthorized the expired Export-Import Bank: “After 34 short-term extensions, today the House proved it can work in a bi-partisan fashion toward a long-term Surface Transportation bill. Passing a long-term bill will go a long way to rebuild and strengthen our roads, bridges, and transit systems. This legislation is important to creating jobs, rebuildin... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Signing of Long-Term Contract to Complete Construction of Aurora VA Medical Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the long-term contract signed today to complete the replacement VA medical facility under construction in Aurora, CO: “I’m pleased to see a long-term contract signed today between the Army Corps of Engineers and Kiewit Turner to complete the VA medical facility in Aurora. With this contract, the Army Corps will officially take over as project manager, the number of people working on site will double, and a new target op... Read more

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