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  • Perlmutter Statement on Short-Term Deal to Continue Construction on VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1568, a short-term plan to allow for continued construction of the Aurora VA medical center: “I'm pleased this deal will allow construction to continue through the busy summer months and prevent further delay in delivering this facility to our veterans. But I am concerned we are once again kicking the can down the road. Congress demanded a plan from the VA to complete the pr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement about his decision to vote for TAA and against TPA in the U.S. House of Representatives - “There are arguments for and against Trade Promotion Authority. I trust President Obama and his economic vision for our country. He’s turned around an economy that was losing 700,000 jobs per month to managing an economy that has added over 12.5 million jobs for 63 straight months. The stock market has almost tripled from its lowest po... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Proposal to Complete Aurora VA Hospital
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the proposal released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete the VA hospital in Aurora: “Today, the VA submitted to Congress another proposal with options to complete the Denver replacement medical facility. The VA has stated this newest proposal is in response to Congressional demands and from what I’ve read it is a serious proposal. That said, the VA can no longer negotiate with itself and there is very ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Applauds Regional Agreement on “Airport City” Development
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in support of the historic agreement between Adams County and Denver to develop “Airport City”: “I want to congratulate the Airport Coordinating Committee for their hard work and perseverance to come to an agreement which will no doubt reap a tremendous amount of economic benefit to the Denver Metro area for years to come. This historic regional agreement is a momentous step forward for our region. The plan is expected to cre... Read more

  • Perlmutter To Attend “Finish The Damn Thing” Veterans Rally
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Contact: Danielle Radovich Piper (303-274-7944) On Sunday, May 31st, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter will attend a rally hosted by the United Veterans Committee of Colorado to support Congressional action to complete the VA replacement medical center in Aurora. Last week, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2496 which increases the authorized spending cap for the replacement medical center to $900 million. Further Congressional action is needed soon to continue construction and co... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter released the following statement on the VA Medical Center in Aurora: “I’m pleased the House finally acted to avoid a shutdown on this project. But I’m not pleased we will continue to kick the can down the road. We now have a window of opportunity to finish this project, and I want this window to succeed. I urge House Republican leadership to immediately resume negotiations with the VA to find agreement on a permanent solution. Veterans are demanding Congress act and do t... Read more

  • Perlmutter Opposes Bill to Slash Energy and Science Research Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. The legislation would authorize funding levels and policy for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Department of Energy. "Investing in basic science and energy research is what keeps America as the world leader in innovation. Unfortunately, slashing our investments in research and poli... Read more

  • Perlmutter’s DOE Lab Modernization and Technology Transfer Act Passes in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) helped pass legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives which provides important tools to spur and accelerate the transfer of new technologies developed at national laboratories. H.R. 1158, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015, extends the Agreement for Commercializing Technology (ACT) pilot program for two more years. In addition, the bill significantly broadens the range of companies able to parti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Highway Trust Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Media Contact: Danielle Radovich Piper - (303) 274-7944 U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter released the following statement after voting no on a short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund: “Authorizing a two-month extension for the Highway Trust Fund is no way to govern. Republicans have had 10 months to develop a long-term plan and the best they came up with is a two-month extension. A multi-year surface transportation reauthorization is needed to provide certainty allowing for long-term planning and... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on VA Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    “Congress needs to act on the proposal put forward today by the VA. This agreement gives Congress time to find a permanent funding solution and, more importantly, prevents a work stoppage which would be catastrophic for the future of the project and the veterans of the Rocky Mountain Region. Time is running out. We need to finish the damn thing.” ### Read more

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