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  • 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

  • Attorneys General Urge Congress to Protect Public Safety, Pass SAFE Banking Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan group of state attorneys general sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect public safety and pass the SAFE Banking Act. Nineteen state attorneys general signed the letter – including Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman – asking for Congressional action in light of the recent rescission of the “Cole Memo” guidance. The letter states, “Despite the contradictions between federal and state law, the marijuana industry continues to grow ... Read more

  • Polis, Coffman, DeGette, Perlmutter ask Sessions to leave states that have legalized marijuana alone
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation; led by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; sent a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to reverse his decision on the Cole Memorandum. The Cole Memorandum is necessary to protect Colorado from the federal government’s interference into its well-regulated marijuana industry. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Rep. Coffman, R-Colo., Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., sent the letter together, and have been active... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on AG Sessions’ Decision to Rescind DOJ Guidance for Marijuana Activity
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the “Cole memo”, a document from the U.S. Department of Justice which provided guidance for federal enforcement of marijuana activity. “Today’s decision by Attorney General Sessions rolls back the progress we’ve made to balance the laws of Colorado with the priorities of federal law enforcement. The Cole memo provided assurances to states like ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins 170 Members of Congress in Letter of Support for Special Counsel Robert
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter joined 170 Members of Congress in sending a letter to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Rod J. Rosenstein, to express support for the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III. The letter urges Deputy AG Rosenstein to allow the Mueller investigation to continue “unfettered by political influence or threats to his authority” and that the investigation should be allowed to come “to its natural and appro... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another Continuing Resolution: “I am disgusted once again to see the GOP leave town kicking the can down the road without completing any of Congress’ important work. The long-time bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program needs a long-term reauthorization, Community Health Centers need funding certainty, Dreamers need protection from deportation, and we need... Read more

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