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  • Perlmutter Statement on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court : “The next Supreme Court Justice will face important cases and have a considerable impact on women’s rights, LGBT equality, Citizens United, immigration laws, consumer privacy, and protecting Americans’ basic rights of liberty, equality and opportunity. As the final judge in all cases involving the law of the land, the Supreme Court has ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the Passing of his Father, Leonard Perlmutter
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the loss of his father, Leonard Perlmutter: "My father, Leonard Michael Perlmutter, died July 8, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. “Len” or “Laz” as he was known to many was a great man and a great Coloradan." "The breadth and the impact of his accomplishments and endeavors is immeasurable. There was no job and no person too big or too small for him. He was an innovator, business man, educator, civic leader, dog lover, Democrat from th... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Retirement of Justice Kennedy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement: “While I did not always agree with Justice Kennedy, I appreciate his support for marriage equality and reproductive and civil rights in several cases. With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, President Trump is now able to appoint a second Supreme Court Justice and the values they bring to the job could shape our country for many generations ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Executive Order to Stop Practice of Separating Immigrant Families
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to stop the practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border: "This disastrous situation was of President Trump’s own making. But, I’m glad he finally listened to Democrats and signed the executive order where children will no longer be separated from their family at the border, and I hope DHS works swiftly to reunite the over 2,000 children s... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Legislation to Prohibit Practice of Separating Immigrant Families
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is cosponsoring legislation introduced today to end the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Keep Families Together Act prohibits Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials from separating children from their parents, except in extraordinary circumstances. The bill is a response to the “zero-tolerance” policy announced by the Trump administration on April 6, 2018. This policy mandates criminal prosecution of each i... Read more

  • Another major financial services group lends support to SAFE Banking Act, calls it “a reasonable and sound approach”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Less than a week after the Independent Community Bankers of America expressed their support for the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, the Credit Union National Association has now joined the chorus for the path forward for financial institutions to provide banking services to marijuana-related businesses and customers. H.R. 2215, bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Denny Heck (WA-10) ensures that financial institutions such as cre... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on North Korea Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “The world seems to be upside down when the White House is fighting with our strongest allies, such as Canada, yet acting like North Korea is our long-time friend. I do believe it is always better to try and resolve conflicts by talking rather than fighting. The meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could be a step... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Heck Cannabis Banking Bill Earns Support of Independent Community Bankers of America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) have expressed support for bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Denny Heck (WA-10) to allow cannabis-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system. H.R. 2215, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), ensures financial institutions can service cannabis-related businesses without the fear of reprisal from the federal govern... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: “The Masterpiece case was an opportunity for the Supreme Court to set an important anti-discrimination precedent. Unfortunately today’s ruling, though narrowly written, reminds us we can never stop fighting against discrimination in this country and underscores the need for nationwide nondiscrimination protectio... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Bill to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting against S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act which would repeal certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: “I believe we must learn from our past and never let something like the 2008 financial crisis happen again. I helped write Dodd-Frank which included heightened regulatory standards for large financial institutions imp... Read more

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