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  • Perlmutter Statement on the Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal. “Though short on details, Democrats and Republicans should agree President Trump’s budget proposal takes us backward not forward. It’s unacceptable to balance the budget on the backs of hard working families here in Colorado and across the country. I cannot support a budget that among other things proposes deep cuts to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), environm... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins New Democrat Coalition to Propose Bipartisan Infrastructure and Tax Reform Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and 45 members of the New Democrat Coalition (New Dems) sent a letter to President Trump encouraging him to focus on tax reform and fixing our nation’s infrastructure. For too long, Congress has relied on irresponsible, stop-gap measures that hinder economic growth and make it more difficult to revitalize our outdated infrastructure and overly-complicated tax code. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rated our the U.S.’s infrast... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement to President Trump Allegedly Revealing Classified Information to Russian Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in reaction to news reports that President Trump revealed classified information to Russian officials during a recent meeting: “President Trump and his surrogates’ cozy relationship with Russian officials has always been concerning but his alleged sharing of sensitive and classified information with Russian officials is alarming and constitutes a serious national security risk. The Trump Administration’s erratic a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Hosts Congressional Art Competition, Spring Awards Reception
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Lakewood, Colo. – In early May, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition and the Spring Awards Reception to recognize the achievements of students in the 7th Congressional District. “These are two of my favorite events every year,” said Perlmutter. “We have so many talented and accomplished students in our community, and I’m proud that I get to help honor their achievements.” This year’s Congressional Art Competition was the largest event since 2007, with a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Director James Comey's Firing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    “The timing of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is concerning. Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to recuse himself from all Russia-related investigations, President Trump acted on a recommendation from AG Sessions to remove Director Comey - the very person that was leading an investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and President Trump's ties to Russia. “This Administration cannot be trusted to handle any part of this investigation and... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Health Care Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has gone from bad to worse. Protecting people with preexisting conditions was at the heart of the ACA and eliminating this protection is eliminating a civil right. Each of us knows someone with a preexisting condition and failing to ensure adequate... Read more

  • Perlmutter Defends Dodd-Frank, Fights Against Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) helped lead the fight against Republican efforts to roll back consumer and investor protections in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The Republican legislation, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10), undermines and outright repeals critical safeguards in Dodd-Frank, unleashing the same behavior on Wall Street that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Perlmutter was instrumental in passing Do... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Bipartisan Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed an Omnibus Appropriations package for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017: “I’m pleased that Congress was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to avert a shutdown and fund the government through September 30, 2017. However it is alarming that President Trump is already calling for a “shutdown” in future budget negotiations. The work of running and funding the gover... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Equality Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 193 House colleagues in reintroducing the Equality Act to ensure nationwide, comprehensive protection from discrimination for LGBT people. Despite major advances in equality for LGBT Americans, including nationwide marriage equality, the majority of states still do not have explicit, permanent LGBT non-discrimination protection laws. The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual ori... Read more

  • 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

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