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  • Perlmutter Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address: “Seven years ago, President Obama took office and was confronted with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Our economy was falling off a cliff, businesses were rapidly shedding jobs, and the U.S. auto industry nearly flat lined. With a calm and steady hand President Obama led us back from the brink. Today, the national unemployment rate has fallen to 5 p... Read more

  • Statements from local politicians on State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content was originally published by KUSA 9news on January 12th, 2016. KUSA - Statements sent to 9NEWS by local politicians about President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address: REP. JARED POLIS (D-COLORADO) "Tonight the President urged Congress to make 2016 a year of action, and I echo that call in the strongest terms possible. "Under seven years of President Obama’s leadership, our nation has made extraordinary progress in several areas – a historic international climate accord, a D... Read more

  • Colorado small business owner Ronna Rice invited to State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by KMGH-Denver 7 on January 12th, 2016 A small business owner from Greeley will join First Lady Michele Obama for the State of the Union speech Tuesday. Ronna Rice is CEO of Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey. The company specializes in American raw and unfiltered honey for export globally. Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey has export sales per year of about $500,000, and the 15 jobs in the company are supported by those exports. Rice runs the company with her husband Jim, their thr... Read more

  • 2015 Year in Review: After VA budget fights, they’re finishing ‘the damn thing’
    Posted in In the News on December 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Content originally published by the Aurora Sentinel on December 30th, 2015. After a long and costly process and cries from veterans to “finish the damn thing,” the federal government awarded a final construction contract in the fall of 2015 to complete an over-budget veterans medical center, which will be located across from the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The hospital is set to open in January 2018. The $1.7-billion total means the medical center will cost nearly triple the estimates of... Read more

  • A mixed bag on the budget deal
    Posted in In the News on December 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Content originally published by the Denver Post on December 23rd, 2015. The budget spending and tax package that Congress approved last week includes what amounts to a massive holiday gift for millions of Americans and businesses. Some of them even deserve it. Unfortunately, Congress will hand off a $680 billion tab to future generations in the form of higher debt, undermining the value of the accomplishment. More on that in a moment. Among the worthy recipients of congressional largesse are th... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting to support the government funding bill, H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016: “I voted to support the government funding bill because it is good for Colorado and good for the 7th Congressional District. While not a perfect deal, the legislation reflects a true bipartisan compromise. The bill is largely free of dangerous policy provisions that would have undermined both economic and environmental progress... Read more

  • Colorado to benefit in many ways from FAST Act passage
    Posted in In the News on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Content originally published by the Denver Post on December 4th, 2015. The $305 billion highway transportation funding bill that Congress passed and sent to the White House has a lot for Colorado to love, besides unsticking much-needed transportation money for state projects. The five-year Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act restores a crop-insurance subsidy that’s available to Colorado farmers and renews the Export-Import Bank, which extends help to small businesses in the state... Read more

  • Perlmutter Works to Preserve Affordable Financing for Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    >U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding H.R. 1737, the Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Act. The legislation encourages the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to reissue a March 2013 bulletin through a transparent process by soliciting stakeholder input through a formal notice and comment period, study the costs and impacts on consumers and businesses, and involve other relevant agencies including the Federal Reserve, Department of Justi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to support a bipartisan budget agreement which allows our country to move forward and work on the important priorities of Americans: “This two-year bipartisan budget agreement breaks through partisan gridlock and provides relief from harmful automatic budget cuts so we can invest in programs that will grow our economy while keeping America safe. The agreement reflects Colorado values by ensuring it is paid for in a balanced way that is fully offset. ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (EX-Im) Bank, which promotes exports by U.S. companies and supports more than 160,000 U.S. jobs. “My district, the suburbs of Denver, 18 small companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and the guaranteed support it provides. Hundreds and hundreds of jobs, and these are jobs in plastics, scientific equipment, food manufacturing, wood products, electrical equipment,” said Rep. Perlmutter in his floor remarks in... Read more

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