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  • Perlmutter Celebrates Start of 2018 Olympic Winter Games as Co-Chair of Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Tom Rooney (R-FL), the four co-chairs of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, released the following statement congratulating the 242 athletes of Team USA as they begin competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games: “As co-chairs of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, we are excited for our 242 athletes to participate in this year’s games in PyeongChang, South Korea. This team, which has memb... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes Against Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “Congressional Republicans proved once again they cannot responsibly govern. Less than two months after passing a tax bill which adds $1.5 trillion to the debt, today we were forced to vote on legislation adding another $300 billion to the debt. This includes huge increases for the military that the Defense Department didn’... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on “FISA Memo”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the White House and House Intelligence Committee decided to release classified information in an unsubstianted memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his staff: “House Republicans are playing partisan games in a desperate attempt to protect the President by selectively releasing classified information. This release was opposed by the FBI and DOJ, and the former Republican Chairman of the House Intelligen... Read more

  • Perlmutter Response to President Trump’s First State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Immigration, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight I was hoping to hear a more unifying message and a commitment to bipartisan cooperation. But unfortunately, I heard neither. "My guest at tonight's State of the Union, Viviana Andazola Marquez, is an example of an individual that makes our country proud. After living in the U.S. for almost 20 years with no criminal rec... Read more

  • Perlmutter Invites Daughter of Deported Immigrant to State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) invited Viviana Andazola Marquez to be his guest at the 2018 State of the Union. Her father, Melecio Andazola-Morales, was deported in December after living in the U.S. since 1998. “The case of Viviana’s father is devastating. Their family’s situation exemplifies the indiscriminate, unjustified and cruel immigration policies being pursued by this President and his administration. Folks like Melecio are positive, contributing members of society a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes to Fund the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting in support of funding and opening the government: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made commitments to work with Democrats to address the many pressing issues we face. The Republican majority passed a giant tax cut for their wealthy donors in a matter of days. They’ve had more than a year to pass a sensible budget. We have much to get done and if they can’t govern responsibly, they have no bus... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins 170 House Democrats in Letter to Trump: Keep Government Open, Include Bipartisan Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 170 House colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump expressing support for keeping the federal government open while pressing for the inclusion of urgent bipartisan priorities in any funding resolution. “Mr. President, it is clear that your budget priorities and ours are in significant conflict. However, there are many bipartisan priorities that we can swiftly deliver for the good of the American people, in addition to keep... Read more

  • Democrats Introduce Resolution to Censure Trump for Racist Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, nearly 150 House Democrats introduced a resolution to censure President Trump for the racist “shithole” comments he made about Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan January 11, 2018, meeting on American immigration policy. “President Trump’s reported remarks are disgraceful and unacceptable. We are a nation of immigrants who come from all over the globe to pursue their version of the American Dream. We welcome immigrants and embrace our diversity because that’... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Fourth Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting against the Republican majority’s Continuing Resolution: “Today we find ourselves in the same spot we were in four weeks ago, and in another month when this fourth CR is set to expire, we will likely be in a similar situation. This is no way to govern. In order to reach a real solution that will fund our government and address some of these pressing issues, we must work together. I stand ready and wa... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Heck Urge Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to Preserve Banking Guidance for Marijuana Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2018 – Following the January 4 announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice to withdraw the Cole guidance, today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) requesting they preserve the 2014 guidance for marijuana-related businesses to operate under the Bank Secrecy Act. Under state law, eight states and the District of Columbia permit adult recreational use of marijuan... Read more

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