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  • Perlmutter Amendment Adopted to Ensure Safer Helicopter Fuel Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s amendment to require all newly manufactured helicopters be built with safer fuel systems was successfully adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The legislation requires all newly manufactured helicopters comply with the recommendations from the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group within 18 months. Additionally, the legislation requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expedite certification of retrofit kits to improv... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Lakewood, Colo. — In honor of Earth Day, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. The mission of the Climate Solutions Caucus is to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes and challenges of our changing climate. The caucus is co-chaired by Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), and now has 75 members, split evenly betwe... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the 19th Anniversary of Columbine HS
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding the anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School: "Today is a painful reminder of one of the darkest days in Colorado history when we lost 13 innocent lives to gun violence. In the 19 years since that tragedy at Columbine High School, we’ve seen countless other acts of gun violence. Yet a moment of silence is the only action that’s been afforded to these victims. This is not enough. It’s not enou... Read more

  • Reps. Perlmutter, Duffy Introduce Bipartisan GUIDE Compliance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter today introduced H.R. 5534, the Give Useful Information to Define Effective (GUIDE) Compliance Act. The GUIDE Compliance Act seeks to regularize the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s process of providing rules and guidance to better protect consumers. “By encouraging greater consistency with CFPB guidance, this bill will increase tr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Successfully Includes Earth Science Funding, Mars 2033 Amendment to NASA Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) successfully restored funding to NASA’s Earth Science Program. Perlmutter’s amendment, which added $471 million to the FY 2019 Earth Science budget, was included in the funding bill for NASA programs for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 which passed out of committee 26-7. Initially, H.R. 5503 was set to cut funding for the Earth Science Program by almost 25% from FY18 funding levels. The Eart... Read more

  • Perlmutter statement regarding the airstrikes in Syria by the United States, Britain and France
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the United States, Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria: “The use of nerve gas is a war crime of immense proportion. And it’s important to note that, according to a 2013 disarmament agreement between the U.S. and Russia, the Assad regime is not supposed to possess chemical weapons in the first place. These atrocities must stop. I support targeted military action against the Syrian regime, as I hav... Read more

  • Perlmutter Calls For Scott Pruitt’s Immediate Resignation or Firing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined 64 House Democrats calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Representatives raised Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and numerous actions which contravened the EPA’s mission. The Representatives wrote: “Pruitt worked out a special deal on housing rent with the wife of an industry lobbyist who represents companies regulated by the EPA ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Hosts Panel Discussion with Three Brothers Who Served During Vietnam War
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted a panel discussion with three brothers who served during the Vietnam War: Gerry Spann, Don Spann and John Spann. This panel discussion served as the culminating event to the eight Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies held by Congressman Perlmutter in 2017 which honored nearly 900 Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado. The Spann brothers were recognized for their service during a pinnin... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports FY 2018 Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the FY 2018 omnibus bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “I voted to support this government funding bill because it is good for Colorado and good for the 7th Congressional District. Specifically, it includes funding increases for NREL, NOAA, EPA, NASA, Head Start, Pell Grants, infrastructure, a pay raise for the men and women of the military as well as additional funding to address the opioid crisi... Read more

  • Colorado Legislators Call on New FRA Administrator to Update Train Horn Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Jared Polis, Ed Perlmutter, Ken Buck, and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet wasted no time in asking Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Ronald Batory to update the Train Horn Rule after his confirmation on Feb. 13. Train horns create a persistent nuisance to residents and stifle economic development for businesses throughout Northern Colorado. The legislators authored a letter urging Administrator Batory to modernize the rule in a way that ensur... Read more

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