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  • 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

  • Perlmutter Named Finalist for First-Ever Democracy Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today announced that U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is a finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, CMF’s new award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices. Perlmutter has been selected for outstanding accomplishments for the category of “Workplace Environment”, which highlights offices that have established both formal policies and informal cultures that promote professional development ... Read more

  • 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

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