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  • Perlmutter Statement on the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, CO - U.S. Rep. Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in memory of the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Fifteen years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet the events of that day remain as a vivid and painful memory for all of us. Today and every day, we remember the thousands of lives lost and the families devastated by the attacks. We also remember the courage demonstrated by so many Americans that day, particularly our remarkab... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on DEA Marijuana Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) marijuana-related actions announced August 11, 2016: "Today's announcement is a real missed opportunity. While I appreciate the expanded research capabilities, the fact is, federal law still conflicts with state laws on this issue. I will continue to work with both sides of the aisle in Congress to remedy the inconsistencies, especially with re... Read more

  • Perlmutter Celebrates Startup Day Across America
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – On August 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) celebrated the fourth annual Startup Day Across America by interviewing two entrepreneurs in his family: his dad and his daughter “My dad worked for my grandfather when he started his construction company and then started his own company in the 1940s,” said Perlmutter. “My daughter, Abby, recently started her own business and blog named Denver Darling. While their businesses are quite different, they share similar experiences a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honors WWII Veteran by Formally Presenting Medals for Service
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – On August 3, 2016, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a formal medal presentation ceremony for Lakewood resident, Oscar Reiss, Ph.D. During the ceremony, Dr. Reiss was presented with seven military medals for his service during World War II. “Dr. Reiss has had an amazing life with some terrible losses but because of his courage and bravery, we’ve all benefited as a country and been blessed by his contributions both in and out of military service,” said Perlmutter. Born in Rhi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Anniversary of Aurora Theater Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today reflecting on the four year anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting: “Everyone has the right to feel safe in their community and as they go about their daily activities. Four years ago today, that right was taken away from dozens of people who went to see a movie in Aurora, Colorado. Today and every day we remember the lives impacted that fateful night - including the twelve lives we lost and their famili... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Democrats Lead Effort to Force Vote on Student Loan Debt Refinancing Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Student Loan Debt

    Washington, D.C. — This week, U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-02), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) led a discharge petition in an effort to force a yes-or-no vote on H.R. 1434, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act. In less than forty-eight hours, nearly 170 House Democrats signed the discharge petition in support of allowing students to refinance existing loans. H.R. 1434 would allow borrowers with existing underg... Read more

  • New Dems Introduce Efficient Nominations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, New Dem members Reps. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Jared Polis (CO-02) introduced the Efficient Nominations Act, co-sponsored by six other New Dem Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Bill Foster (IL-11), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Ron Kind (WI-03), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07). This bill will ensure presidential nominations are heard within a reasonable amount of time, preventing excessive delays and vacancies in executive departments of the federal government which... Read more

  • Gardner, Bennet, Perlmutter Advocate for Amendment to Help Commerce City
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today sent a letter to Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee respectively, and Congressmen Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and Adam Smith (WA-9), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee respectively, urging them to include the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment i... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Dallas Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement following the devastating shootings in Dallas, TX on July 8, 2016: "The attack in Dallas is tragic and horrifying. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen officers, those who were injured and the entire Dallas community. Just as individuals and families should feel safe in their communities and have the freedom to exercise the right to free speech, law enforcement officials should not fear for their lives... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Secretary Pritzker Host Innovation Roundtable with Local Business Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Wheat Ridge, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted an Innovation Roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to hear about the challenges and opportunities facing local Colorado businesses and how to develop public policy at the federal level to help business grow and foster America’s innovation and competitiveness. More than 30 local business leaders, government officials and academics were in attendance including Colorado School of Mines, CO Technology Association... Read more

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