Perlmutter Statement on Boulder Shooting

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Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after reports of a mass shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado: “I am devastated to learn of yet another incident of gun violence in our community. As a two-time graduate of CU Boulder, the city holds a special place for me, my family and our state. My heart breaks for those impacted by today’s violence, and... Read more »

SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced as Momentum for Cannabis Reform Continues to Grow

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) reintroduced his landmark legislation to reform federal cannabis laws and reduce the public safety risk in communities across the country. The bipartisan H.R. 1996, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021 - authored by Perlmutter and sponsored by Reps. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-07), Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), and Warren David... Read more »

Perlmutter Holds First Subcommittee Hearing to Discuss How to Help Consumers During the Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) convened a Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions hearing to explore gaps in consumer protections during the pandemic and evaluate policy responses to ensure all consumers and small business owners can get through this period of uncertainty and share in the economic recovery. In his first hearing as chairman, Perlmutt... Read more »

Perlmutter Votes for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention Bills

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, two commonsense gun violence prevention measures to require background checks on all gun sales and close the Charleston Loophole that allowed the hate crime at Mother Emanuel AME Church. In the 116th Congress, the House passed versi... Read more »

Perlmutter Supports Final Passage of American Rescue Plan

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today supported the final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide critical and immediate relief for individuals, families, healthcare providers, and communities across the country. Importantly, the bill includes significant funding for state and local governments which have been on the front lines of this pandemic - funding Perl... Read more »

Neguse, Perlmutter Announce Introduction of Bill to Modernize Federal Labs, Invest in Science

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Neguse and Congressman Ed Perlmutter announced the introduction of The Federal Labs Modernization Act, legislation which would prioritize the investment in and modernization of federal labs, several of which are located within Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on the status of federal l... Read more »

Perlmutter Helps Pass Historic Legislation to Restore Public Trust in Government and Protect Voting Rights

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a transformational and comprehensive package to protect and expand voting rights, preserve the integrity of U.S. elections, end special-interest money in politics, and hold elected officials accountable. “This is the biggest piece of legislation designed to protect our democr... Read more »

Perlmutter Supports George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, sweeping legislation which will address systemic racial discrimination by law enforcement by holding police accountable, improving transparency of police misconduct and use-of-force, and improving police training and practices. “Every incident of excessive police force against an unarmed ... Read more »

Perlmutter Supports American Rescue Plan to Bring Additional Relief for Coloradans in the Face of the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today voted for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which will provide critical and immediate relief for individuals, families, healthcare providers, and communities across the country. “As we work to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible, this relief package is exactly what we need to contain the virus and work to rebuild our economy,”... Read more »

Bennet, Entire Colorado Delegation Call on Biden Administration to Suspend the Decision to Relocate U.S. Space Command

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Washington D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation urged President Joe Biden to suspend the Trump Administration's decision to move U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Huntsville, Alabama until the administration conducts a thorough review. On January 13, the Air Force announced that Huntsville, Alabama, would be the pe... Read more »

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