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  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump’s Attempts to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump announced the federal government would end cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers: "President Trump continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act and his actions only serve to harm hardworking people who rely on affordable, high-quality health coverage. Rather than sabotaging the existing law, the President – along with Democrats and Republicans – need to work to improve the Aff... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create Secondary Sanctions on Financial Institutions Providing Financial Services to North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3898, the Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act, to create secondary sanctions on financial institutions providing financial services to North Korea. This legislation goes a step further than H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act, which would require U.S. banks to ensure that accounts are not tied to North Korean entities. Perlmutter supported this legislation a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins NASA Caucus as Founding Member
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the creation of the bipartisan NASA Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The caucus will bring attention to the role of NASA in U.S. national security and economic interests, educate policymakers on current NASA initiatives, as well as serve as a forum to discuss the scientific and technological challenges to American flight and space exploration endeavors. As a member of the Science, Space & Technology Committee, Perlmu... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges Amazon to Choose Colorado for Second Headquarters
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC -- Today, Colorado’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging the company to select Colorado as the location of its second headquarters, citing the state’s highly skilled workforce and demonstrated commitment to providing an excellent quality of life. The Seattle-based tech giant has been engaged in a highly-publicized search for a second base of operations that could employ up to 50,000 people. A number of cities across the country are attempting to ... Read more

  • Colorado Lawmakers Request Resources to Prevent Invasive Species Infestation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Jared Polis sent a bicameral, bipartisan letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging a rapid response to the invasive mussel larvae detected in Colorado’s Green Mountain Reservoir. Cosigners of the letter include Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn, and Mike Coffman. In August, Colorado Parks and Wildlife detected invasive quag... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Republican Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans released their tax reform framework: “I support comprehensive tax reform and have long-advocated for changes that will simplify our tax code and make it more fair for hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s tax plan continues to be short on details but is not short on giveaways for corporate interests and the wealthiest Americans. What we do know from... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis Continue to Demand Higher Safety Standards for Helicopters
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) continued their efforts to demand higher safety standards for helicopters by offering an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization package that would require all new helicopters to be equipped with safer fuel systems. Unfortunately, House Republicans refused to allow a vote on the amendment as part of the six-month extension to the FAA reauthorization. “We have known for decades how to make h... Read more

  • Perlmutter Signs Petition to Bring DREAM Act to the House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter joined with House Democratic colleagues in signing a petition to force a vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act, which would provide a permanent solution to allow young undocumented immigrants brought here as children to remain in the United States legally. If the petition is signed by a majority of Members, the House would be forced to take a vote on this legislation. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that nearly nine in 10 Americans suppor... Read more

  • Perlmutter hosts Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Monday, September 18, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter hosted a telephone town hall with constituents of the 7th Congressional District. More than 2,000 constituents participated on the call and asked Rep. Perlmutter a variety of questions ranging from immigration to healthcare to Social Security and Medicare. Click below to listen to a full transcript of the telephone town hall: Read more

  • Perlmutter Helps Expand Opportunity for Community College Transfer Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Student Loan Debt

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) cosponsored the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 to help expand opportunity for community college transfer students. Through the “reverse transfer” process, students who transferred from a community college to a four-year-institution but haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree can apply those additional credits toward an associate’s degree. It’s estimated that about 30% of students who have transferred from a community college t... Read more

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