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  • Perlmutter Supports Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to support a bipartisan budget agreement which allows our country to move forward and work on the important priorities of Americans: “This two-year bipartisan budget agreement breaks through partisan gridlock and provides relief from harmful automatic budget cuts so we can invest in programs that will grow our economy while keeping America safe. The agreement reflects Colorado values by ensuring it is paid for in a balanced way that is fully offset. ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (EX-Im) Bank, which promotes exports by U.S. companies and supports more than 160,000 U.S. jobs. “My district, the suburbs of Denver, 18 small companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and the guaranteed support it provides. Hundreds and hundreds of jobs, and these are jobs in plastics, scientific equipment, food manufacturing, wood products, electrical equipment,” said Rep. Perlmutter in his floor remarks in... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis, DeGette Urge House Republicans to Pass Clean Extension of the Debt Ceiling
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jared Polis (CO-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) sent a letter to Speaker Boehner asking him to act responsibly and pass a clean extension of the debt ceiling by November 3, 2015. Raising the federal debt limit will ensure America can pay its bill and will provide certainty to financial markets, businesses, and families. “Failing to do so [raise the federal debt limit] will plunge the nation into default for the first time in American history, risking econom... Read more

  • Polis, Perlmutter Push for Crash-Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    Letter follows tragic Flight for Life helicopter crash over summer Reps. Jared Polis (CO-2) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) today sent a letter pushing the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to move quickly and efficiently to revise its safety regulations regarding crash-resistant fuel systems for civil helicopters. Today’s letter comes in the wake of a tragic Flight for Life helicopter crash that occurred in Frisco, Colorado over the summer, killing Pilot Patrick Mahany and critically injuring two fl... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Subcommittee Discuss Deep Space Exploration
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Today, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space held a hearing titled, “Deep Space Exploration: Examining the Impact of the President’s Budget.”The purpose of the hearing was to examine the Administration’s management of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew vehicle development programs. The hearing also evaluated NASA’s plans for future major tests and milestones and how the budget requested by the Administration for these programs affects development sche... Read more

  • New Dems Applaud Ex-Im Discharge Petition Reaching 218 Signatures
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, more than 40 Republicans joined Democrats, including every New Dem present, in signing a discharge petition to bring legislation to the House floor to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, marking the first successful discharge petition since 2002. The authority for the bank lapsed on July 1st of this year and has since weakened the ability of U.S exporters to do business abroad. For years, the New Democrat Coalition has advocated for maintaining the Export-Import Bank. The Bank has c... Read more

  • New Dem Coalition Calls on Speaker Boehner to Address Bipartisan Priorities in Final Weeks as Speaker
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, the New Democrat Coalition leadership sent a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to work with leaders from both parties in the House and Senate to address bipartisan priorities with broad support that will grow the economy and help hardworking Americans. This is the second letter the Coalition has sent to Speaker Boehner in recent weeks urging him to move forward with legislative priorities supported on both sides of the aisle. Now that a government shutdown has been averted until at le... Read more

  • House Authorizes Spending and Fully Funds Construction of VA Medical Facility, Passes Clean CR
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the passage of S. 2082, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act to fully authorize $1.675 billion for the Denver VA medical Center, and H.R. 719, the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2016 which included appropriations transfer authority for the VA to use existing funding on the Denver project. These two bills will ensure the Army Corps of Engineers and Kiewit Turner can sign a permanent contract to comple... Read more

  • Perlmutter Urges Speaker Boehner to Keep House in Session Every Day to Prevent Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Congress needs to work around the clock to prevent a shutdown and avoid damage to our economy again With only five legislative days scheduled before October 1st, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) urged Speaker John Boehner to keep the House in session every day until a deal is reached to prevent another government shutdown. Perlmutter joined 121 other Democrats to make this plea in a letter to Speaker Boehner sent September 22, 2015. “As we all remember, the last Republican-led government shut do... Read more

  • Bennet, Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Bill Will Hold EPA Accountable, Ensure Communities are Compensated Appropriately Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Representatives Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis, introduced a bill to help communities in southwest Colorado and New Mexico recover from the Gold King Mine blowout that released acid mine drainage into the Animas and San Juan rivers. The Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Act of 2015 will ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to work with local c... Read more

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