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 cannabis shops. Indus...

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 discussion. On Dec. 30,...

The Big Role A Small Westminster Space Company Will Play In The Artemis Mission

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WESTMINSTER, Colo (CBS4) – A small space company in Westminster is about to play a big role in NASA’s return to the moon. Advanced Space will soon launch a small spacecraft dubbed CAPSTONE. That stands for Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment. The CEO of the company, Bradley Cheetham, explained the spacecraft will help NASA learn more about navigat...

Perlmutter Welcomes Members of House Science Committee to Colorado

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Lakewood, Colo. – This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) welcomes members of the House Science, Space & Technology Committee to the 7th Congressional District and Colorado to tour many of the world-class laboratories and companies in the state and see firsthand the important work being done in aerospace, space exploration, weather forecasting, satellite imaging, and energy efficiency and renew...

Pot Shop Robberies, Deaths Fuel Calls for US Banking Bill

| Posted in In the News

Seattle (AP) -- A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops — including a pistol-whipping, gunshots and killings in Washington state last month — is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking reforms that would make the cash-dependent stores a less appealing target. “It makes absolutely no sense that legal businesses are being forced to operate entirely in cash, and it’s dangerous — and s...

Perlmutter Renews Call for Senate to Pass the SAFE Banking Act

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Washington, D.C. – On the one year anniversary of H.R. 1996, the SAFE Banking Act most recently passing the U.S. House of Representatives as a standalone bill, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a new letter to renew the call for the Senate to take the first step in achieving federal cannabis reform this year by passing the SAFE Banking Act. The letter today was sent to Majority Leader Chuck Sch...

Perlmutter, Crow bring home the bacon

| Posted in In the News

For the first time in over a decade, Congress allowed lawmakers to bring federal funds directly to their congressional districts through a process called earmarking, and some of that pork is coming back to the North Metro Area. According to the White House website, earmarking gives senators and representatives the ability to bring funding to projects for their constituents through the budget proce...

A Lakewood building once used to make bullets is now geared to fight climate change

| Posted in In the News

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Building 48 at the Denver Federal Center is showing the wear and tear of 82 years. Originally an ordnance plant, it's where employees produced 6,000 cartridges of small caliber bullets a day for World War II soldiers. Now the building itself may be ammunition to fight climate change. It will be transformed into a clean energy workspace for Department of the Interior employees tha...

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