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  • Perlmutter Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address: “Seven years ago, President Obama took office and was confronted with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Our economy was falling off a cliff, businesses were rapidly shedding jobs, and the U.S. auto industry nearly flat lined. With a calm and steady hand President Obama led us back from the brink. Today, the national unemployment rate has fallen to 5 p... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after the President announced new steps to prevent gun violence: “The executive actions announced today by President Obama are an important start in reducing the number of lives lost to tragic and senseless gun violence. I support the President taking action within his authority to enforce the law that’s in place, expand access to mental health treatment, and ensure people or businesses selling guns are conducting background... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting to support the government funding bill, H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016: “I voted to support the government funding bill because it is good for Colorado and good for the 7th Congressional District. While not a perfect deal, the legislation reflects a true bipartisan compromise. The bill is largely free of dangerous policy provisions that would have undermined both economic and environmental progress... Read more

  • 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

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