Perlmutter Continues Work to Establish Space Resources Institute

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced the Space Resources Institute Act to direct NASA to study establishing an educational institution to support research on space resources and to help maintain the United States’ preeminence in space. At the conclusion of the study, NASA must submit to Congress a report on its findings. In the past decade there has been growing inter...

Perlmutter Announces $8.4 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Local Performing Arts Venues in CD7

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced 16 venues and live venue operators and promoters in Colorado's 7th Congressional District will receive more than $8.4 million in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG), as of July 26, 2021. Perlmutter voted to establish the program as part of the American Rescue Plan, which provides support to hard-hit businesses and operators in...

U.S. Dept. of Energy Announces New $60 Million Investment to Increase Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing

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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), which assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers in reducing their carbon emissions and lowering energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency workers. The groundbreaking investment will help re...

Perlmutter Leads Colleagues in Urging for Robust Funding for National Labs

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Washington, D.C. – This week U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Bill Foster (IL-11) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led 20 of their colleagues in a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting $30.5 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories in upcoming infrastructure investments. The $30.5 billion will match President Biden’s proposal for DOE National Laboratories funding in the...

Perlmutter Leads Subcommittee in Efforts to Improve Banking Access for Unbanked, Underbanked Americans

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, led a hearing on improving and expanding access to the financial system for unbanked and underbanked Americans. As of 2019, more than one in five Americans was unbanked or underbanked, according to a report from the Federal Reserve System. Approximately 7.1 million...

Resolution Introduced to Designate July 20th as National Heroes Day

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado Congressmen Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to designate July 20th as “National Heroes Day” to honor the sacrifices of everyday heroes. July 20th is the date of the horrific shooting which took place on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. at a movie theater in which twelve lives were taken, sevent...

Perlmutter Joins Colleagues in Urging State Dept. to Address Unprecedented Passport Backlog

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Washington, D.C. — In response to a significant uptick in reports of passport processing backlogs and inquiries to his office, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined his colleagues in two bipartisan letters urging immediate action to address the unprecedented passport backlog plaguing Americans around the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic, rendering countless Americans unable to obtain pass...

Perlmutter Secures $7.6 Million in Funding for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District Projects in House Appropriations Bills

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the inclusion of all ten of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests, totaling $7.6 million, in the initial House appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2022. More information on these projects and all of the Community Project Funding requests funded by each House Subcommittee can be found here. “I’m delighted all of my Community...

Perlmutter Helps Pass INVEST in America Act, Secures $18.9 Million for CD7

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded passage of the INVEST in America Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, which reauthorizes surface transportation programs and includes nearly $19 million in funding for five critical transportation projects in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District as well as money RTD is owed for successfully paying off their federal loan to d...

Perlmutter Holds Hearing on Risks of Climate Change to U.S. Financial System

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), as Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, held a hearing to explore how best to identify and mitigate climate risks that affect the U.S. financial system. The hearing comes on the heels of Perlmutter’s recent introduction of the Green Neighborhoods Act - a bill aimed at making the housing sector more e...

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