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  • Perlmutter, Polis, DeGette Urge House Republicans to Pass Clean Extension of the Debt Ceiling
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jared Polis (CO-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) sent a letter to Speaker Boehner asking him to act responsibly and pass a clean extension of the debt ceiling by November 3, 2015. Raising the federal debt limit will ensure America can pay its bill and will provide certainty to financial markets, businesses, and families. “Failing to do so [raise the federal debt limit] will plunge the nation into default for the first time in American history, risking econom... Read more

  • New Dems Applaud Ex-Im Discharge Petition Reaching 218 Signatures
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, more than 40 Republicans joined Democrats, including every New Dem present, in signing a discharge petition to bring legislation to the House floor to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, marking the first successful discharge petition since 2002. The authority for the bank lapsed on July 1st of this year and has since weakened the ability of U.S exporters to do business abroad. For years, the New Democrat Coalition has advocated for maintaining the Export-Import Bank. The Bank has c... Read more

  • New Dem Coalition Calls on Speaker Boehner to Address Bipartisan Priorities in Final Weeks as Speaker
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, the New Democrat Coalition leadership sent a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to work with leaders from both parties in the House and Senate to address bipartisan priorities with broad support that will grow the economy and help hardworking Americans. This is the second letter the Coalition has sent to Speaker Boehner in recent weeks urging him to move forward with legislative priorities supported on both sides of the aisle. Now that a government shutdown has been averted until at le... Read more

  • Perlmutter Urges Speaker Boehner to Keep House in Session Every Day to Prevent Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Congress needs to work around the clock to prevent a shutdown and avoid damage to our economy again With only five legislative days scheduled before October 1st, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) urged Speaker John Boehner to keep the House in session every day until a deal is reached to prevent another government shutdown. Perlmutter joined 121 other Democrats to make this plea in a letter to Speaker Boehner sent September 22, 2015. “As we all remember, the last Republican-led government shut do... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats urge weekend session to avoid shutdown
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Originally Published in the Denver Post on September 23, 20115. Click here to go to page. Colorado’s three U.S. House Democrats joined with about 120 of their party colleagues this week in asking that Speaker John Boehner keep the lower chamber in session — every day — until a deal is reached to avert a government shutdown. The request from Reps.Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis comes just days before an Oct. 1 deadline in which Congress and the White House must agree to a stopgap sp... Read more

  • Perlmutter Outlines Transportation Priorities, Recommendations to Invest in Infrastructure and Grow Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    In advance of Congress’ vote to fund the Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez outlining transportation priorities for Colorado and the 7th Congressional District. The letter also includes several recommendations to better invest in our nation’s infrastructure and grow our economy. “Colorado’s two major interstates, I-25 and I-70, require billions to maintain and expand. Wi... Read more

  • Dems demand changes to financial adviser regs
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Orginially published on September 22, 2015 in The Hill. Click here to go to page. President Obama is facing rising discontent from Democrats over how he plans to implement regulations designed to protect consumers from greedy financial advisers out to pocket commissions from Wall Street. A growing number of Democrats — including more than a third in the House — say his current proposal would end up raising consumer costs and even limit low-income Americans' access to financial advice. "Impracti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Announces Support For Iran Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “I support the Iran Agreement (Agreement) negotiated by the United States, Germany, China, United Kingdom, France, Russia, the European Union and Iran. The U.S. and its international partners have committed to a diplomatic solution that I believe reduces and limits Iran’s ability to develop or manufacture nuclear weapons and is in America’s best interests. This Agreement ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Tours Local Innovative Businesses Across the District
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) visited local businesses this week to see firsthand the technological innovations happening locally in advanced and precision manufacturing and medical and energy sectors. Each year, Rep. Perlmutter holds roundtables and visits with a variety of businesses from across the district to learn about their day-to-day operations, better understand the local business climate, and determine how federal regulations and legislation impact local businesses. “It is always he... Read more

  • National Design Services Act Reintroduced in Congress
    Posted in In the News on July 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Click here for full article. Originally published on June 26, 2015 in Architect Magazine. Read more

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