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  • Perlmutter Introduces Regulatory Relief Legislation for “Traditional Banks”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Verville ashley.verville@mail.house.gov | (303) 274-7944 Perlmutter Introduces Regulatory Relief Legislation for “Traditional Banks” Helps community banks and other non-systemic banksstruggling with increased regulatory burden and costs U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced legislation today to provide targeted relief to “traditional banks” - institutions that do not require extra regulatory scrutiny or pose a systemic risk to the economy. The Tr... Read more

  • Representative Perlmutter, USTDA Director Zak, 160+ Colorado Leaders Urge U.S. Engagement Overseas
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2015 CONTACT: Nick Moenck, nmoenck@usglc.org, 202-730-4155 Representative Perlmutter, USTDA Director Zak, 160+ Colorado Leaders Urge U.S. Engagement Overseas CoBank President Mary McBride and DaVita Village Trust Director Lori Vaclavik join call for strategic investments in American global leadership, economic development, and diplomacy DENVER — Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak joined the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Bill to Update Safety Standards for Crash Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Bill to Update Safety Standards for Crash Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems Bill requires FAA to expedite rulemaking and finalize by December 31, 2016 Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) introduced the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act to require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to finalize a rulemaking by December 31, 2016 requiring all newly manufactured helicopters to be built with crash resistant fuel systems. The December 31s... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Temporary Migrant Shelter at Denver Federal Center
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Verville ashley.verville@mail.house.gov | (303) 274-7944 “Since learning of the initial proposed selection of the temporary migrant shelter at the Federal Center, my office has worked to reassure the community and collaborate closely with our federal, state and local partners. After personally visiting the site, it quickly became evident that setting up a facility of this magnitude was going to be a monumental undertaking. While I wish HHS had conduct... Read more

  • 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

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