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  • Four States Could Legalize Retail Pot. What Does That Mean for Colorado?
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    As more states vote on recreational cannabis laws in the 2020 election, Colorado's cannabis industry is still trying to measure the impact. In the face of budget cuts and lost revenue during the coronavirus pandemic, the extra cash flow from taxing a regulated cannabis industry is appealing for many states and localities. Colorado continues to generate large amounts of tax revenue from legal pot, with monthly dispensary sales setting records more than once this summer. But on the heels of a a re... Read more

  • Trump signs space weather bill from Gardner, Perlmutter
    Posted in In the News on October 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter to improve the country’s forecasting capabilities for space weather. “Space weather events stand to present significant economic and national security implications, with the potential to disrupt essential services, communications and technologies we rely on every day,” said Gardner. At a House committee hearing in January, Perlmutter defined space weather as electromagnetic activity... Read more

  • PRESIDENT SIGNS PROSWIFT SPACE WEATHER BILL, BUT WITH CAVEATS
    Posted in In the News on October 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure

    President Trump signed the PROSWIFT space weather bill into law on October 21, but an accompanying signing statement expressed a number of caveats. Not only does he consider certain sections to be a limitation on his discretion to conduct foreign affairs, but he objects to what he calls the bill’s failure to address the resilience of national security assets or critical infrastructure. Presidents can veto legislation if they totally disagree with something that passes Congress, but if the differ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the Passage of the Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Seniors, Healthcare, K-12 Education, Transportation, Housing

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 925, the updated Heroes Act, the next major federal relief package addressing the COVID-19 crisis: “I voted for the updated Heroes Act, a comprehensive package to combat COVID-19, stabilize our economy, and support families, workers, small businesses, and state and local governments. The impact of this virus and the blow to our economy is massive, and Congress’ response must confront this chal... Read more

  • House Democrats include marijuana safe harbor for banks in latest COVID relief bill
    Posted in In the News on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The Democratic writers of the U.S. House of Representatives’ latest $2.2 trillion COVID relief bill included language to allow financial institutions to service marijuana businesses without fear of penalty. The revised HEROES Act submitted this week includes the text of the SAFE Banking Act, which would allow banks to offer services to marijuana-related businesses and allows third-party vendors such as landlords and contractors to take on work for a marijuana business without potentially violati... Read more

  • House Approves Marijuana Banking Protections For Third Time As Part Of New COVID Bill
    Posted in In the News on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    For the third time in just over a year, the House of Representatives has approved legislation that would protect banks that service state-legal marijuana businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. The text of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act was included in a wide-ranging coronavirus relief bill that members approved on the floor on Thursday. This is the second time the House inserted the cannabis banking language in COVID-centric legislation that cleared the chambe... Read more

  • House Democrats include marijuana safe harbor for banks in latest COVID relief bill—
    Posted in In the News on September 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The Democratic writers of the U.S. House of Representatives’ latest $2.2 trillion COVID relief bill included language to allow financial institutions to service marijuana businesses without fear of penalty. The revised HEROES Act submitted this week includes the text of the SAFE Banking Act, which would allow banks to offer services to marijuana-related businesses and allows third-party vendors such as landlords and contractors to take on work for a marijuana business without potentially violati... Read more

  • Space Weather Preparedness Bill Clears Congress
    Posted in In the News on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure

    Last week, the House passed the bipartisan PROSWIFT (Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow) Act by voice vote, sending the bill to President Trump for his signature. The legislation focuses on delineating federal agencies’ responsibilities for space weather research, forecasting, and preparedness efforts. It also creates new space weather advisory panels to improve coordination and encourages the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio... Read more

  • Space weather bill passed by US Congress to improve forecasting, mitigation
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure

    United States Congress has passed bipartisan legislation to address how the government deals with threats posed by emissions from the Sun to critical infrastructure such as GPS. The Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act S.881 now awaits signature by the president. The bill sets forth provisions to improve the ability of the United States to forecast space weather events and mitigate its effects. It provides statutory authority ... Read more

  • Gardner and Perlmutter send space weather bill to Trump
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Transportation, Infrastructure

    Space weather forecasting legislation led by two Coloradans, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter, is headed to the president's desk. The House on Wednesday passed the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act. Space weather can cause disruptions to the power grid, radio signals and air traffic radar and GPS systems, causing millions upon millions in disruptions and damages. The bill directs federal agencies to find ... Read more

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