Perlmutter Hosts Telephone Town Hall

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Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19, other current issues and to answer constituent questions. This telephone town hall was the 25th of its kind since the pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020 . To listen to a recording of the May 9th town hall, click below: LINK TO RECORDING

Fire chiefs and experts hold summit on fire forecasting

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Fire chiefs from Boulder, Louisville and other affected areas met with officials May 4 for a National Weather Service Fire Forecasting discussion. U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Joe Neguse (CO-02), representatives from the National Weather Service, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and members of the House Science Committee were part of the discussion. On Dec. 30,...

The Big Role A Small Westminster Space Company Will Play In The Artemis Mission

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WESTMINSTER, Colo (CBS4) – A small space company in Westminster is about to play a big role in NASA’s return to the moon. Advanced Space will soon launch a small spacecraft dubbed CAPSTONE. That stands for Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment. The CEO of the company, Bradley Cheetham, explained the spacecraft will help NASA learn more about navigat...

Perlmutter Welcomes Members of House Science Committee to Colorado

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Lakewood, Colo. – This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) welcomes members of the House Science, Space & Technology Committee to the 7th Congressional District and Colorado to tour many of the world-class laboratories and companies in the state and see firsthand the important work being done in aerospace, space exploration, weather forecasting, satellite imaging, and energy efficiency and renew...

Perlmutter, Crow bring home the bacon

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For the first time in over a decade, Congress allowed lawmakers to bring federal funds directly to their congressional districts through a process called earmarking, and some of that pork is coming back to the North Metro Area. According to the White House website, earmarking gives senators and representatives the ability to bring funding to projects for their constituents through the budget proce...

A Lakewood building once used to make bullets is now geared to fight climate change

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Building 48 at the Denver Federal Center is showing the wear and tear of 82 years. Originally an ordnance plant, it's where employees produced 6,000 cartridges of small caliber bullets a day for World War II soldiers. Now the building itself may be ammunition to fight climate change. It will be transformed into a clean energy workspace for Department of the Interior employees tha...

As Earmarks Return to Congress, Lawmakers Rush to Steer Money Home

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WASHINGTON — One hundred million dollars for an airport in Mobile, Ala. Tens of thousands for upgrades to a police station in the tiny town of Milton, W.Va. Hundreds of thousands of dollars sent to Arkansas to deal with feral swine. Stuffed inside the sprawling $1.5 trillion government spending bill enacted in March was the first batch of earmarks in more than a decade, after Congress resurrected ...

Perlmutter, advocates call for better heavy-duty vehicle pollution standards

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DENVER — As part of the movement to transition our energy sector to greener solutions, Congressman Ed Perlmutter is joining local leaders in pushing for higher vehicle pollution standards. Specifically, they’re calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen proposed clean truck standards. Denver moves toward renewable energy in $26 million solar panel contract Part of their push is t...

Opinion: Federal investments in science are needed to reduce wildfire

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In 2021, nearly 50,000 wildfires were reported, which burned over seven million acres of land. And as we saw with the Marshall fire in Boulder County, sometimes the most devastating fires can happen in suburban areas in the dead of winter. As members of Congress representing parts of Colorado , California and Oregon, we know firsthand what is at stake when it comes to the threat of wildfires. We k...

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