Perlmutter, 46 Members of Congress Urge the Biden Administration to Utilize Science to Prevent & Respond to Wildfires

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla led 47 members of Congress in urging the Biden Administration to “go big” on funding for science-based strategies to prevent and respond to destructive wildfires. The lawmakers called for the Administration to i... Read more »

Want To Know What Your Congressmember Is Focused On? Take A Look At Which Committees They Belong To

| Posted in In the News

Congressional committees are where much of the work gets done in Congress. And which ones a member of the Colorado delegations sits on will determine where much of their work will get done and where they’ll best be able to shape policy. Committees provide oversight of the federal agencies, give lawmakers a chance to question administration officials and expert witnesses, and are the first chance t... Read more »

Perlmutter Supports Final Passage of American Rescue Plan

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today supported the final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide critical and immediate relief for individuals, families, healthcare providers, and communities across the country. Importantly, the bill includes significant funding for state and local governments which have been on the front lines of this pandemic - funding Perl... Read more »

How did Colorado’s lawmakers vote on the American Rescue Plan stimulus bill?

| Posted in In the News

Congress gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that will send $1,400 direct payments to most Americans. With passage in the House, the measure heads to President Joe Biden’s desk and is expected to be signed Friday. The bill represents Democrats’ effort to bridle the catastrophic pandemic and revive the enfeebled economy. The Senate passed the measure over ... Read more »

Colorado delegation reacts to approval of $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

| Posted in In the News

Colorado's congressional delegation reacted along party lines Wednesday after the House gave final approval to a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats cheered the legislation as a massive response to the pandemic and the damaged economy in its wake, while Republicans ripped the package, claiming it amounts to an unnecessary liberal spending spree. “This is one of the most important pieces ... Read more »

Colorado has 33 federal labs, and two of the state’s U.S. reps want to find out if they need repairs

| Posted in In the News

A Commerce Department laboratory at the base of the Flatirons in Boulder, dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, is so old it is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s one of 33 federal labs in Colorado — and among hundreds across the U.S. — that Democratic U.S. Reps. Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter want to require the Government Accountability Office to ... Read more »

Ed Perlmutter Talks COVID-19 Stimulus

| Posted in In the News

A House vote to send the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan to President Biden's desk could come as early as Tuesday after the Senate gave its approval over the weekend. The wide ranging bill includes $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans. Listen to the interview with KOA and Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter here. Read more »

Neguse, Perlmutter Announce Introduction of Bill to Modernize Federal Labs, Invest in Science

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Neguse and Congressman Ed Perlmutter announced the introduction of The Federal Labs Modernization Act, legislation which would prioritize the investment in and modernization of federal labs, several of which are located within Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on the status of federal l... Read more »

HEADED FOR THE HILL | Colorado congressional delegation weighs in on priorities, road ahead in Washington

| Posted in In the News

With Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House and slim majorities in the House Senate, Democrats hold all the levers of power in Washington for the first time in more than a decade. For the six Democrats in Colorado’s nine-member congressional delegation, it’s a chance to wield influence by helping to steer state and national priorities and pursue legislation, including bills that ... Read more »

Op-ed | Space weather bill will fizzle without funding

| Posted in In the News

On Oct. 21, 2020, the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act was signed into law. This act culminates a multiyear bipartisan effort championed by Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.). It directs government agencies (including NOAA, NASA, NSF, and the Depar... Read more »

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