Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Perlmutter Statement on the Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal. “Though short on details, Democrats and Republicans should agree President Trump’s budget proposal takes us backward not forward. It’s unacceptable to balance the budget on the backs of hard working families here in Colorado and across the country. I cannot support a budget that among other things proposes deep cuts to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), environm... Read more

  • Strange bedfellows sign on to a new marijuana banking bill
    Posted in Articles on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    For years, lawmakers have introduced marijuana banking bills that have gone nowhere. Now, comes a new bill -- this one has the backing of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet. But it also includes sponsorship from Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Eliabeth Warren and Republican Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky. Called the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2017, its backers say it will solve a key logistical and public safety problem in the states that have legalized... Read more

  • Federal bills from Colorado legislators seek to shield state marijuana laws, open banking
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado federal lawmakers this week amplified efforts to protect state-enacted marijuana laws and cannabis businesses. Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman on Thursday introduced the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017, which would add a provision to the Controlled Substances Act that would prevent federal preemption of state law. A day earlier, Colorado’s two senators threw their support behind banking legislation for the marijuana industry. DeGette, a Democrat, and Coffman, a Rep... Read more

  • Editorial: Get behind marijuana banking law
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    No matter where one stands on the legality of marijuana, or whether marijuana businesses should operate in your community, the safety of those businesses and the people who operate them is important. Without access to banking services, due to the fact that federal law still criminalizes the drug, dispensaries deal almost entirely in cash. Automatic teller machines in the lobby of marijuana retail establishments allow banks to collect service fees for those who want to withdraw cash to buy the pr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins New Democrat Coalition to Propose Bipartisan Infrastructure and Tax Reform Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and 45 members of the New Democrat Coalition (New Dems) sent a letter to President Trump encouraging him to focus on tax reform and fixing our nation’s infrastructure. For too long, Congress has relied on irresponsible, stop-gap measures that hinder economic growth and make it more difficult to revitalize our outdated infrastructure and overly-complicated tax code. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rated our the U.S.’s infrast... Read more

  • Perlmutter bill would give marijuana ventures access to banking system
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Serving marijuana ventures can prove to be risky business for banks, but new federal legislation sponsored by a Colorado Democrat who has his eye on the governorship seeks to remedy that. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Arvada, introduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act) last week, which would protect financial institutions serving marijuana businesses from federal government reprisal. Perlmutter is co-sponsoring the legislation with U.S. Reps Denny Heck, a... Read more

  • House panel advances bill to overhaul Dodd-Frank financial reforms
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    After nearly 23 hours of debate, House lawmakers on Thursday advanced one of President Trump's top promises to dismantle the "horrendous" Dodd-Frank financial regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration. The House Financial Services Committee voted 34 to 26 along party lines, passing the Financial Choice Act, a Republican bill to undo the 2010 financial reform law. GOP lawmakers blame the Dodd-Frank regulations for choking U.S. economic growth and crimping lending by banks... Read more

  • House panel approves GOP Dodd-Frank rewrite
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill Thursday to repeal and roll back significant pieces of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The panel voted to send Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act to the House floor, 34-26, along party lines. The bill would accomplish much of a long-term GOP goal: to revoke the expansive financial regulations passed under President Obama after the 2008 financial crisis and long protected by Democrats. All ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Defends Dodd-Frank, Fights Against Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) helped lead the fight against Republican efforts to roll back consumer and investor protections in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The Republican legislation, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10), undermines and outright repeals critical safeguards in Dodd-Frank, unleashing the same behavior on Wall Street that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Perlmutter was instrumental in passing Do... Read more

  • CHOICE Act Markup Drags On After GOP Sinks Dem CFPB Amendments
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday killed a handful of Democratic amendments aimed at altering some of the most significant overhauls contained in Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, especially those related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The panel voted along party lines to reject one Democratic amendment to the Texas Republican’s Financial CHOICE Act that would have preserved the CFPB’s independent funding stream. The GOP proposal, ... Read more

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Ed's newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

Upcoming Events

See the upcoming events on Ed's calendar.

No upcoming scheduled events

View More