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  • 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

  • Perlmutter Holds Second Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Northglenn, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held the second Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide event that allows students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The 7th Congressional District had a total of seven teams participate – two from Northglenn High School and five from Arvada High School. One team from Northglenn created a virtual reality app designed to give... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on VA Inspector General Report of Aurora VA Replacement Medical Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) report on the mismanagement of the Denver VA Replacement Medical Facility in Aurora, CO: “I’m glad the VA Inspector General completed the review of the Aurora VA Medical Center. This report confirms the mismanagement of the project by former VA officials and details the numerous mistakes made by not controlling the design of the project and im... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Legislation to Help Mitigate the Impacts of Data Breaches
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced new legislation encouraging American businesses to fortify their systems and networks in an effort to mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks and data breaches. The Data Breach Insurance Act (H.R. 6032) provides a two-prong approach by providing a fifteen percent tax credit to companies who purchase data breach insurance coverage and adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework or any oth... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, CO - U.S. Rep. Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in memory of the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Fifteen years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet the events of that day remain as a vivid and painful memory for all of us. Today and every day, we remember the thousands of lives lost and the families devastated by the attacks. We also remember the courage demonstrated by so many Americans that day, particularly our remarkab... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on DEA Marijuana Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) marijuana-related actions announced August 11, 2016: "Today's announcement is a real missed opportunity. While I appreciate the expanded research capabilities, the fact is, federal law still conflicts with state laws on this issue. I will continue to work with both sides of the aisle in Congress to remedy the inconsistencies, especially with re... Read more

  • Perlmutter Celebrates Startup Day Across America
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – On August 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) celebrated the fourth annual Startup Day Across America by interviewing two entrepreneurs in his family: his dad and his daughter “My dad worked for my grandfather when he started his construction company and then started his own company in the 1940s,” said Perlmutter. “My daughter, Abby, recently started her own business and blog named Denver Darling. While their businesses are quite different, they share similar experiences a... Read more

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