House passage of Democrats' voting rights bill

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U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse helped lead House Democrats Tuesday ahead of a party-line vote to pass legislation aimed at restoring provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Lafayette Democrat, a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, managed the floor debate over a procedural rule that set up passage of the bill, dubbed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancements Act, named after the long-serving...

Perlmutter Votes to Protect Safe, Accessible Elections for All Americans

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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to protect the right to vote for all Americans with H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Amid the most coordinated state-level effort to restrict the right to vote in generations, H.R. 4 would restore the critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and prevent states and localities with a recent history o...

House passes bill to add Amache National Historic Site to the National Park System

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WASHINGTON D.C. (KRDO) -- Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to establish the Amache National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration facility, as part of the National Park System. In April, Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Ken Buck (R), Jason Crow (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), and Diana DeGette (D) co-sponsored the Amache National Historic Site Act. The bill states will pr...

Perlmutter Leads Subcommittee in Efforts to Improve Banking Access for Unbanked, Underbanked Americans

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, led a hearing on improving and expanding access to the financial system for unbanked and underbanked Americans. As of 2019, more than one in five Americans was unbanked or underbanked, according to a report from the Federal Reserve System. Approximately 7.1 million...

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

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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...

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...

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

| Posted in In the News

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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