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  • Congress Must Act to Reduce Public Safety Threat in Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – With eight states and Washington, D.C. now allowing for adult-use recreational marijuana and 29 states legalizing medical marijuana, it is time to align federal and state laws - specifically as it relates to the banking crisis confronting marijuana-related businesses. That is the message from U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Denny Heck (WA-10) and Don Young (R-AK) as they introduce bipartisan legislation to allow marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reaction to President Trump’s Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s tax plan: “I have long-supported comprehensive tax reform that will simplify our tax code and make it more fair for hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s tax plan is short on details but appears to be an expensive and irresponsible tax cut for big corporations and the wealthy that will be paid for by our children and grandchildren. We need to clean up the tax code to stimulate e... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “As I said in 2013, Assad’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian’s was unthinkable, reprehensible and a clear violation of international law. At the time I supported President Obama using targeted military action against the Assad regime to prevent further atrocities. And while President Obama respectfully deferred to Congress for additional authority, ultimately military acti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Responds to Trump’s Climate Change Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. “President Trump’s decision to roll back the progress we’ve made combating climate change is short-sided and a bad move for our economy. The Clean Power Plan and the many other protections put in place over the last eight years are good for our national security, good for the c... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Delay of AHCA Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after House Republicans withdrew their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the House floor for a vote: “This is a good day for the thousands of Coloradans and millions of Americans who were at risk of losing affordable healthcare coverage under the Republicans’ disastrous healthcare plan. Republicans have spent the last seven years criticizing and undermining the ACA, and now it is ... Read more

  • First of Eight Ceremonies Held to Honor Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – On March 24, 2017, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) – in partnership with Governor Hickenlooper’s office - hosted a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony to recognize and honor eligible Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces any time between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975. At the ceremony, each Veteran was awarded a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and a certificate from Governor Hickenlooper’s office. “The Lapel Pins symbolize the serv... Read more

  • Perlmutter Recognized as 2017 Legislator of the Year by South West Transit Association
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) was awarded the 2017 Legislator of the Year award by the South West Transit Association (SWTA). The Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA), in conjunction with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), nominated Perlmutter for his years of support of transit projects in order to improve mobility in Colorado and the 7th Congressional District. Officials from CASTA and RTD were in Washington D.C. in March to present the award while att... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to President Trump’s Budget Blueprint
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018: “At the start of the new Congress I said I would look for ways to work with the President and the Republican majority on issues where we could find common ground to continue to put people back to work and grow our economy. I also said I would speak out on issues I believed would hurt hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s proposed budget wi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Legislation to Help Stop Corruption and Foreign Bribery under the Trump Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today introduced legislation that would enable individuals and companies to take legal action against corporate corruption. Current law only allows the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to bring enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The Foreign Business Bribery Prohibition Act (H.R. 1549) expands the FCPA to reduce fraud and corruption in the U.S. while leveling the playing... Read more

  • Perlmutter Mars 2033 Provision Included in FY17 NASA Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) authored a provision included in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 to further our understanding of how to successfully launch a human space flight mission to Mars by 2033. Section 435 of the bill requires NASA to report on the technical and budgetary requirements for a human space flight mission to Mars in the year 2033 utilizing the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicl... Read more

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