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  • Perlmutter, 163 Colleagues Make Bipartisan Request for Trump’s Tax Returns
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 163 members of Congress calling on Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) to submit a formal request to the Secretary of the Treasury for President Trump’s tax returns for each of the past ten years. As the letter mentions, President Trump has defied forty years of precedent in refusing to make public his tax returns. “The last time a President tried to keep his tax returns hidden,... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have been focused on everything but the economy. Their initial unrealistic and harmful policies have created confusion and uncertainty. Many questions remain as to the direction the President intends to steer our country. “Yet I remain focused on building economic opportun... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honors 99-Year Old WWII Veteran
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted a medal ceremony for Lakewood resident, Buford Johnson. Private First Class Johnson is a 99-year old Veteran who served in the U.S. Army from June 1943 to September 1945. The military medals that will be presented to PFC Johnson include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with 3 bronze service stars); World War II Victory Medal; Arm... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Possible Federal Enforcement against Recreational Marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. "The Trump Administration continues to be ambiguous about how they intend to regulate medical and recreational marijuana. But in Colorado, medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana are inextricably linked and difficult to separate. If President Trump and Att... Read more

  • Perlmutter Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the following committee assignments for the 115th Congress: House Financial Services Committee · Terrorism & Illicit Finance Subcommittee, Ranking Member House Science, Space & Technology Committee · Space Subcommittee · Oversight Subcommittee “Both of these committees provide me the opportunity to work on issues that are important to Colorado and Coloradans such as consumer protections, cybersecurity and getting our astronauts ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's SCOTUS Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement following President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States: “While I have not had a chance to review Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record, I know Neil to be an honest and intelligent Coloradan. However, I will remain vigilant against any Supreme Court decision that turns back the clock on issues of liberty, equality and opportunity for all Americans.” ### Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trump Anti-Immigration Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    LAKEWOOD, CO - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive orders to build a wall along the United States - Mexico border and invoke measures to block federal funding from sanctuary cities: “Today’s actions by President Trump conflict with America’s values and principles of freedom, liberty and prosperity, and contradict our nation’s history of inclusiveness. “Instead of building walls we should be building economic opportunity in... Read more

  • Perlmutter Denounces Gag Order on EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to temporarily suspend its contract and grant awards as well as issued a media blackout on all external communications from the federal agency: “I’m troubled by recent reports that the Trump Administration has placed a gag order on the EPA essentially silencing employees. Furthermore, I will need to look into their suspension of n... Read more

  • Perlmutter Legislation to Spur Transfer of New Technologies at National Labs Included in House Energy Research and Innovation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of H.R. 589, the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act. H.R. 589 provides policy direction to the Department of Energy (DOE) on basic science research, nuclear energy research and development (R&D), research coordination and priorities, and reforms to streamline national lab management. Perlmutter’s legislation, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modern... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes Against Irresponsible GOP Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against the GOP budget reconciliation which would add $10 trillion to the debt over the next ten years and begins the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Perlmutter issued the following statement: "This budget is irresponsible and hurts hard working people in Colorado and across the nation. Under President Obama, we cut the federal deficit in half and made responsible budgeting decisions. This Republican budget explodes the d... Read more

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