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  • KOA Interview regarding Ed's trip to Cuba with President Obama
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

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  • Perlmutter Introduces Regulatory Relief Legislation for “Traditional Banks”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Verville ashley.verville@mail.house.gov | (303) 274-7944 Perlmutter Introduces Regulatory Relief Legislation for “Traditional Banks” Helps community banks and other non-systemic banksstruggling with increased regulatory burden and costs U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced legislation today to provide targeted relief to “traditional banks” - institutions that do not require extra regulatory scrutiny or pose a systemic risk to the economy. The Tr... Read more

  • House Bill Would Provide Regulatory Relief to 'Traditional Banks'
    Posted in In the News on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by the American Banker on February 29th, 2016. A bank regulatory relief plan put forward by Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig is getting support in the House. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., introduced legislation on Friday that would implement Hoenig's plan by providing regulatory relief to "traditional banks" that hold no trading assets, hold only interest rate and foreign exchange derivative positions with exposure of less than $3 billion a... Read more

  • Hundreds flock to Jefferson County Fairgrounds for Baby Boomer Career Fair
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Seniors

    Content originally published by the Golden Transcript on February 23rd, 2016. There are a lot of pluses to hiring a mature worker — they’re responsible, loyal and trainable. “They bring a lot to the table,” said Bert Hendricks, regional veteran’s employment representative for Colorado. “I think employers recognize that, also.” Hiring companies do place value on experience, rather than age, he added. Hundreds of people attended a Baby Boomer Career Fair on Feb. 19 at the Jefferson County Fairgro... Read more

  • After Year of Setbacks, Future of Cannabis Banking More Uncertain Than Ever
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by Marijuana Business Daily on February 23rd, 2016. The past year wasn’t a particularly good one for the cannabis industry in one key area: banking. Several financial institutions that openly served marijuana businesses – or had planned to – pulled back in the first half of 2015, citing the high cost of compliance. The industry then suffered a major setback in January of this year, when a court essentially ruled against a cannabis-focused credit union that was seeki... Read more

  • Promoting economic growth in emerging countries pays off for U.S., officials say at Denver forum
    Posted in In the News on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by the Denver Business Journal on February 19th, 2016. When it comes to global economics, the equations and answers are not always easy. But if the U.S. sticks to a plan of investing in developing countries, it will be economically rewarded, the speakers said. That was the key message Thursday from U.S. Trade and Development AgencyDirector Leocadia Zak and U.S. Rep. Ed. Perlmutter, D-Golden. The two were keynote speakers at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition lunch... Read more

  • 4 takeaways from Janet Yellen's testimony
    Posted in In the News on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by CNN Money on February 10th, 2016. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Congress don't see eye to eye. Yellen testified for over three hours before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday and lawmakers heavily criticized the Fed's monetary policy, the state of the economy and even high rates of black unemployment. Yellen returns to Capitol Hill Thursday to testify before the Senate. Here's a few key takeaways from Yellen's first day on Capitol Hill. 1. ... Read more

  • 4 takeaways from Janet Yellen's testimony
    Posted in In the News on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by CNN Money on February 10th, 2016. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Congress don't see eye to eye. Yellen testified for over three hours before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday and lawmakers heavily criticized the Fed's monetary policy, the state of the economy and even high rates of black unemployment. Yellen returns to Capitol Hill Thursday to testify before the Senate. Here's a few key takeaways from Yellen's first day on Capitol Hill. 1. ... Read more

  • Congress must act on marijuana banking, allow access to system
    Posted in In the News on January 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by BizWest on January 22, 2016. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., has the right idea. His Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act, last introduced in April, would address a growing problem for the nation’s marijuana businesses: access to banking services for what remains illegal under federal law. Congressional action is the only solution, and we hope Perlmutter reintroduces his bill in 2016. A recent federal court ruling dismissed a lawsuit over establishment of... Read more

  • Congress must act on pot banking
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Originally published by The Denver Post on January 15th, 2016. In an utterly predictable ruling, a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that sought approval for the establishment of a credit union for marijuana businesses in Colorado. Much as we favor such a credit union, why would anyone expect any other outcome? Judges, after all, look at issues through the lens of the law. And while marijuana continues to gain footholds as a legal drug on the state level, at the federal level it remain... Read more

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