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  • Perlmutter Supports Heroes Act, Applauds Inclusion of State and Local Funding, Support for Families, Small Businesses and Frontline Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Seniors, Healthcare, K-12 Education, Infrastructure

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act, the fourth major federal relief package addressing the COVID-19 crisis: “With the passage of the Heroes Act, the House continues its work to combat COVID-19, stabilize our economy, and support families, workers, small businesses, and state and local governments as they respond to this unprecedented crisis. The impact of this virus and the blow to our economy is m... Read more

  • Colorado Delegation Members Call for Extension of Federally-Funded Transportation Project Deadlines
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure

    Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led members of the Colorado Congressional delegation - Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Cory Gardner, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Jason Crow and Congressman Scott Tipton - called for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to allow for increased flexibility in, or an extension of, project deadlines for the completion of federally funded transportation projects. This would provide assistance for states and cities... Read more

  • WATCH: Crow and Perlmutter Engage in Congressional Trash Talk as Census Battle Heats Up
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    This week, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) gave Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) a call to discuss the latest census response rate. Crow’s district has reported a 69.1% response rate to Perlmutter’s 69.3% rate, putting the two districts in second and first place respectively. To date, 61.4% of Colorado households have self-responded to the 2020 Census. This isn’t the first time Crow and Perlmutter have engaged in some friendly competition. In December, Crow and Perlmutter were deemed the “Clark Griswolds of C... Read more

  • Perlmutter and Neguse Lead Effort to Secure State and Local Relief in Next Aid Package in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Ed Perlmutter have been at the forefront of an effort in Congress to ensure state and local governments have the resources they need to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. As local governments across Colorado experience tremendous budget shortfalls, the two Colorado Congressmen have been making the case for extensive federal relief dollars to flow to every Colorado community. Congressman Neguse was one of the first members in Congress to propose ... Read more

  • Banking for marijuana companies included in Congress’ new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Cannabis industry advocates applauded House Democrats on Tuesday after a new $3 trillion federal stimulus bill included provisions to allow marijuana businesses access to banking. Introduced by House speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act includes wide-ranging goals to address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, from offering financial assistance to state and local governments to forgiving student loan debt. Wrapped into the massive, ... Read more

  • Eight surprises in House Democrats' $3T coronavirus relief bill
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    House Democrats on Tuesday released their latest proposal for coronavirus relief — a massive package designed largely to press reluctant GOP leaders in the Senate and White House to get moving on another infusion of emergency aid. Much of the enormous proposal was expected, providing hundreds of billions of dollars for medical workers, states, small businesses and those left jobless as a result of the expansive economic lockdown sparked by the deadly pandemic. Yet in choosing to craft the bill w... Read more

  • State Budget Shortfall Tops $3 Billion, Severe Cuts Planned
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    In just two months, the COVID19 crisis has caused the state’s general fund budget to go from a $27 million surplus to an $893 million deficit. “What has transpired over last two months unimaginable,” the legislature’s chief economist told budget writers. Currently, 95 percent of the budget comes from sales and income tax. That revenue has plummeted with businesses closed and 15 percent of the state’s workforce out of work. “Every service that state government offers will be affected,” said Senat... Read more

  • Perlmutter Holds 8th Telephone Town Hall to Discuss COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with Phil Weiser, Colorado’s Attorney General, Dr. Mark Johnson, Executive Director of Jefferson County Public Health; Daniel Chase, Chief of Staff for the CO Department of Labor and Unemployment, and a representative from Colorado’s Small Business Administration (SBA). The call was to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 and answer questions from constituents. To listen to a recording of the May 11th town hall, click below: LINK... Read more

  • 50,000 Emails In 50 Days: Colorado Congressional Delegation Sees Growing Political Engagement
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    It hardly feels like campaign season with no rallies and debates. While most of the country has slowed down, Coloradans are more politically engaged than ever. Congresswoman Diana DeGette, who’s served for more than 20 years, says she’s never seen so many emails, letters and calls. “It has been overwhelming.” She says before COVID-19, her town halls averaged 250 people. Now, her telephone town halls draw 8,000. “Everybody worried about something. Small businesses are worried about staying in bu... Read more

  • Opinion: Prepare to face the economic calamity still ahead of us
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    We’re in this together.” A phrase we’ve heard and repeated often since the COVID-19 crisis began. And it is certainly true — we are in this together, and will get through this as a community, state, and country — together. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not share our view. According to him, that’s not the case when it comes to aid for teachers, law enforcement, firefighters and other public employees supported by state and local governments. Instead, McConnell favors ... Read more

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