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  • Perlmutter Outlines Transportation Priorities, Recommendations to Invest in Infrastructure and Grow Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    In advance of Congress’ vote to fund the Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez outlining transportation priorities for Colorado and the 7th Congressional District. The letter also includes several recommendations to better invest in our nation’s infrastructure and grow our economy. “Colorado’s two major interstates, I-25 and I-70, require billions to maintain and expand. Wi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Commutes with Constituents
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Mobile office hours offered during constituents’ commute to work U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) traveled this morning on the W Light Rail Line to talk with constituents during their morning commutes about transportation and infrastructure issues and other concerns or questions. Similar to Rep. Perlmutter’s ‘Government in the Grocery’ events, today’s mobile office hours provided an opportunity to talk with constituents at a time and place that’s most convenient for them. Rep. Perlmutter started... Read more

  • Perlmutter statement on the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "We will always remember the thousands of lives lost and the families devastated by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Today marks a dark and painful moment in American history, but it also represents the strength and resiliency of the American spirit. Today, let’s remember the remarkable courage of the first responders, firefighters and medical personnel who saved countless lives; let’... Read more

  • Committee Holds Hearing on Animas River Spill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Democratic Members Emphasize the Need to Address the Hazards from Mining Activity Today, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on the August 5th spill of contaminated mine wastewater from the Gold King mine into the Animas River. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a team of contractors accidentally caused the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater during an exploratory effort to find solutions for remediating the flow of toxic mine wastewater into the Ani... Read more

  • Perlmutter Announces Support For Iran Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “I support the Iran Agreement (Agreement) negotiated by the United States, Germany, China, United Kingdom, France, Russia, the European Union and Iran. The U.S. and its international partners have committed to a diplomatic solution that I believe reduces and limits Iran’s ability to develop or manufacture nuclear weapons and is in America’s best interests. This Agreement ... Read more

  • Congressman Perlmutter Joins Seniors’ Resource Center in Celebrating Social Security/Medicare Anniversaries
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Healthcare

    On Monday, August 24th, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined the Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) in celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Security and the 50th Anniversary of Medicare. Sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, these anniversaries commemorate decades of seniors and families having the ability to see a doctor, fill a prescription and stay out of poverty. Both programs significantly help to prevent poverty and promote greater access to hea... Read more

  • Perlmutter Tours Local Innovative Businesses Across the District
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) visited local businesses this week to see firsthand the technological innovations happening locally in advanced and precision manufacturing and medical and energy sectors. Each year, Rep. Perlmutter holds roundtables and visits with a variety of businesses from across the district to learn about their day-to-day operations, better understand the local business climate, and determine how federal regulations and legislation impact local businesses. “It is always he... Read more

  • Perlmutter Calls for Long-Term, Sustainable Solution for Highway Trust Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi calling for a long-term solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund. The letter was led by Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), John Carney (DE At Large District) and John Delaney (MD-6), and signed by 30 members of the New Democrat Coalition. Authorization for funding the Highway Trust Fund expires July 31, 2015. “We have an opportunity in the coming months to agree on a plan that will bring ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Designation of National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), with support from Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Jim Langevin (RI-04), Jim Costa (CA-16), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU0) and Jim McDermott (WA-07), have introduced a joint resolution to designate July 22 as "National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day." "Historically, the Lao-Hmong people were one of our country’s most loyal allies. During the Vietnam War, they fought bravely alongside U.S. soldiers. Many emigrated to the U.S. and now proudly call this country... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Anniversary of Aurora Theater Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today reflecting on the three year anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting: “Three years ago today we remember that fateful night in Aurora that claimed the lives of those we will never forget. Every day we continue to heal and move forward in honor of those who died and those who are still struggling in recovery. It is my hope last week’s verdict offers victims and their families some amount of closure. I know I will never f... Read more

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