Perlmutter Helps Pass Historic Legislation to Restore Public Trust in Government and Protect Voting Rights

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a transformational and comprehensive package to protect and expand voting rights, preserve the integrity of U.S. elections, end special-interest money in politics, and hold elected officials accountable. “This is the biggest piece of legislation designed to protect our democr... Read more »

House of Representatives Approves Ending Marijuana Prohibition

| Posted in In the News

The United States House of Representatives just approved a bill that would end federal marijuana prohibition, marking the first time a full chamber of Congress has approved marijuana legalization. However, the measure still has a big hill to climb in the U.S. Senate. New York Representative Jerry Nadler's Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, better known as the MORE Act, would e... Read more »

Monday is Colorado's first Mother Cabrini Day, setting aside Columbus

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Monday marks Colorado's first Mother Cabrini Day, the first American saint with strong ties to the history of Denver. The Catholic Archdiocese of Denver marked the occasion with a statement Sunday: "We are excited for more people to learn about the amazing life of St. Frances Cabrini. We commend the state legislature for creating the first state holiday honoring a woman, and for choosing an incred... Read more »

173 Members of Congress Urge DHS IG to Investigate Whistleblower Allegations of Mass Hysterectomies Performed on Immigrants

| Posted in In the News

Today, U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Zoe Lofgen (CA-19) led 173 members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detenti... Read more »

Colorado Congressional Dems Argue The Census Count Shouldn’t End Early

| Posted in In the News

Colorado’s Democratic Congress members don’t want to see the 2020 Census count cut short. A delegation letter, led by Sen. Michael Bennet, asks congressional leaders that the count — which includes self-response forms, door knocking, and phone calls — should continue until the end of October. And they want to see that count date included in the next coronavirus relief package. “Colorado is one of ... Read more »

Perlmutter Supports Major Police Reform Legislation as it Passes U.S. House

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Lakewood, Colo. – An original cosponsor of H.R. 7120, the Justice in Policing Act, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today voted in support of the sweeping legislation which will address systemic racial discrimination by law enforcement by holding police accountable, improving transparency of police misconduct and use-of-force, and improving police training and practices. “Every incident of excessiv... Read more »

Colorado House members cheer on federal police reforms

| Posted in In the News

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow of Aurora made the case of the federal police reform bill by speaking of Elijah McClain, the Aurora 23-year-old who died in police custody. “Before coming to the floor today, I asked Elijah’s mother what she wanted to tell the world about her son," Crow said. "Here are her words: 'Elijah spread joy everywhere he went. He was a lover of all beings. He dedicated his energy to he... Read more »

Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision on DACA

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Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program provides nearly 800,000 Dreamers, including about 17,000 in Colorado, relief from deportation. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholds our nation’s values and... Read more »

Perlmutter Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act

| Posted in Press Releases

Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) became an original cosponsor of H.R. 7120, the Justice in Policing Act, House Democrats’ proposal to address systemic racial discrimination by law enforcement by holding police accountable, improving transparency of police misconduct and use-of-force, and improving police training and practices. “Every incident of excessive police force agai... Read more »

Perlmutter Calls for Action to Address Excessive Police Force, Inequality and Injustice

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Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) urged action to address the inequality and injustice exemplified by the murder of George Floyd and which has existed in our society for decades. Perlmutter urges immediate action on several pieces of legislation to address issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force. “The murder of George... Read more »

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