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  • Perlmutter Holds Telephone Town Hall as Part of “National Day of Action”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lakewood, Colo. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with constituents as part of the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention to discuss common sense gun violence prevention measures. Last week, Perlmutter participated in a historic “sit-in” or filibuster with dozens of other Democratic members of the House of Representatives. Joining Perlmutter on the call were two family members who lost loved ones in mass shootings. Tom Mauser lost his son... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Texas Reproductive Rights Case
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: “Today’s decision is a victory for women in Texas and a win for women across the country and their right to broad, accessible healthcare. A woman’s right to choose is a fundamental right that must be upheld and supported in every state. I will continue to protect women’s freedom to make their own decisions based on what’s best for them... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision in U.S. v. Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in U.S. v. Texas regarding the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program: “The Supreme Court’s split decision in U.S. v. Texas is incredibly disappointing and leaves millions of individuals and families hanging in the ba... Read more

  • House GOP Block Marijuana Banking Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans blocked a crucial amendment addressing the marijuana banking crisis as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485). The bi-partisan amendment, filed Monday, June 20 by U.S. Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), would have banned federal regulators from penalizing banks, credit unions, and other depository institutions for providing banking services to legal and licensed marijuana b... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Sit-In in the U.S. House of Representatives to Force Action on Gun Violence Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is participating in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives with dozens of other Democrats today to try and force action on gun violence prevention, particularly two bills addressing universal background checks and preventing individuals on the Terrorist Watch List from purchasing firearms (“No Fly, No Buy”). “It shouldn’t take members of Congress holding a protest to get a vote on common sense gun violence prevention measures... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis, DeGette Among 100+ Members of Congress to Urge Obama Administration to Expand Access to Federal Student Services for DACA Students
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: K-12 Education

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Diana DeGette (CO-01), along with 110 other Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the Obama Administration urging it to expand access to Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) for students who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In Colorado, there are over 16,000 DACA residents. Students who participate in TRIO are from low-income families and the first in... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Federal Railroad Administrator’s Visit to Discuss Train Noise
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released a statement regarding Federal Railroad Administrator (FRA) Sarah Feinberg’s visit to Colorado to discuss the agency’s train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. “I’m glad Administrator Feinberg came to Colorado to listen to the problems Colorado communities have been dealing with for years and committing to work with us to improve the train horn rule. I look forward to the GAO study, which I success... Read more

  • Perlmutter statement regarding the mass shootings in Orlando, FL
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding the mass shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida: "The attack in Orlando is horrific and tragic. While details are still emerging, it is clear this is an act of terrorism and hate. My heart is with the victims, their families and the Orlando community." ### Read more

  • Legislation seeks to hold corporations accountable for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today introduced legislation to expand the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) giving individuals and companies the ability to take legal action against corporations that violate the anti-bribery provisions. Recent reports of high profile corruption, such as the Panama Papers and Unaoil, allege financial kickbacks and monetary payments to government officials in return for contracts or favors. Under current law, only the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securi... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Westminster High School Premiere MEDIC!, a Veterans History Project Film
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Perlmutter, Westminster High School Premiere MEDIC!, a Veterans History Project Film Film will be submitted to the Library of Congress to preserve veterans’ stories On Friday, May 20th, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), in conjunction with Westminster High School, hosted the premiere of MEDIC!, a documentary film highlighting the stories of five brave veterans who served their country and their fellow veterans as combat medics. The film - produced by the faculty and students of Westminster High ... Read more

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