Perlmutter Applauds Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act: “Passing the historic Inflation Reduction Act delivers on many of the things most important to my constituents and advances policies House Democrats have been working toward during my entire career in Congress. For example, after years of repeated…

Perlmutter Secures Amendments, Applauds Passage of Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded passage of the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act (WRDR Act) in the U.S. House on Friday, which included four amendments authored by Perlmutter. Climate change has increased wildfire risk nationally presenting a year-round threat to the United States as well as made drought more severe and persistent, with parts of the western U.S.…

Perlmutter, Bennet Introduce Bill to Improve Home Appraisals and Encourage Energy Efficiency Features

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Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced legislation in the U.S. House and Senate to encourage energy efficient and renewable features to be considered as part of the residential homebuying and appraisal process. The Getting Renewable and Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Appraisals Act is aimed at ensuring home appraisals accurately reflect…

Lawmakers Talk Next Steps For Marijuana Banking As Industry Group Launches New Ads Highlighting Harms Of Cash-Only Sales

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Three congressional lawmakers participated in a briefing about the path forward for marijuana banking reform on Wednesday, reaffirming the urgent need for a policy change as a public safety and economic equity issue and addressing the political “momentum” that they’ve built to finally enact reform. The event, organized by the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), coincided with the release of…

Cannabis banking provisions clear House for seventh time

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The House on Thursday passed for the seventh time provisions that would allow cannabis businesses to use banking services, although the amendment to the fiscal 2023 defense authorization bill faces an uphill battle to become law. Past efforts to pass cannabis banking provisions, both as stand-alone legislation and as amendments attached to must-pass bills, have languished in the…

SAFE Banking in Bipartisan Innovation Act: Conference Committee Members Voice Support for Cannabis Banking in Final Package

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Washington, D.C. - As the House and Senate continue to negotiate the Bipartisan Innovation Act, members in both Chambers express support for inclusion of the SAFE Banking Act in the final package. The House passed the SAFE Banking Act for the sixth time as part of the America COMPETES Act in February 2022. The initial meeting of bipartisan conference committee members took place on May 9,…

Cannabis crime wave boosts banking prospects on Capitol Hill

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Jordan Brown, a 29-year-old budtender, was shot and killed on March 19 during his shift at World of Weed in Tacoma, Wash. Joshua Chase, owner of Oakanna in Oakland, was shot in the foot in the early hours of April 24. Brian Garcia, 28, was shot and killed less than two weeks ago in a dispensary in Los Angeles. All three men were shot during confirmed or suspected robberies of…

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…

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