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  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • Ed Perlmutter on Jeff Sessions, the DEA and Pushing Marijuana Bills in Congress
    Posted in In the News on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The world hasn't come to an end. U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter was told it would when Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana use in November 2012 and he started introducing legislation in Congress that would aid the industry as businesses began to struggle with banking problems, among other issues. Now, as President Donald Trump takes the oath of office, Perlmutter says he's not finished fighting for marijuana legalization at the federal level. Perlmutter's Financial Services and G... Read more

  • All four of Colorado's Congressional Democrats say they will attend Trump's inauguration
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – As handfuls of Democratic Congressional representatives say they plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration, Colorado’s all say they will be attending. Many Democratic members of Congress started saying over the weekend that they wouldn’t attend the inaugural ceremony, which is a tradition but not a requirement, after a spat between Georgia Rep. John Lewis and the president-elect. Rep. Lewis said in an interview late last week he wouldn’t attend the inauguration after he questioned Tru... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes Against Irresponsible GOP Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against the GOP budget reconciliation which would add $10 trillion to the debt over the next ten years and begins the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Perlmutter issued the following statement: "This budget is irresponsible and hurts hard working people in Colorado and across the nation. Under President Obama, we cut the federal deficit in half and made responsible budgeting decisions. This Republican budget explodes the d... Read more

  • The marijuana industry under Trump: Q&A with Congressman Ed Perlmutter
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    (Editor’s note: Marijuana Business Daily spoke with Congressman Ed Perlmutter in December for a special report titled “Trump & the $5 Billion Marijuana Industry.” The report, which explores five scenarios that could play out for the cannabis sector under Trump, is available for purchase starting today.) By John Schroyer Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat, has been a strong proponent of the cannabis industry during a Congressional stint that started in 2006. While witnessing firsthand the growth ... Read more

  • ‘Scaring People’: Perlmutter Responds To Energy Survey
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– After what they’re calling a “witch hunt,” two U.S. Representatives from Colorado are letting president-elect Donald Trump know they’re not happy with transition policies. “This was going to start scaring people and really stymie some good work,” said Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat representing Golden. “We don’t want to see any witch hunt in any department.” The response from Perlmutter and Rep. Diana DeGette, also a Democrat, joined 24 other House Democrats who sen... Read more

  • Dems launch a defense of climate warming scientists, national laboratories
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Is a climate-change purge coming to Golden? If you're one of the nearly 1,700 people working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, you should pay attention to this. The Trump administration's transition team is asking for the names and other information about who works on climate change, especially those in top positions. Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter plans to put up a fight, according to a letter from 26 House Democrats, including Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver, addressed to ... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers among those expressing “extreme concern” over Trump team probe of federal lab employees
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Twenty-seven members of Congress, all Democrats, sent a letter to president-elect Donald Trump on Monday expressing concern over the presidential transition team’s effort to collect personal information from employees of federal laboratories. The signatories, which include Democratic U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Diana DeGette, cited a Washington Post story published earlier this monththat said the transition team had asked for “a list of the top 20 salaried employees of the labs, the labs’ peer-... Read more

  • Perlmutter Works to Protect Employees and Work of NREL and Other National Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to send a letter to President-elect Trump expressing concerns over reports the Trump transition team has asked for personal information of employees at Department of Energy National Laboratories (DOE labs). The 27 members represent and/or sit on committees with jurisdiction over the 17 DOE National Laboratories. “The 7th Congressional District is home to the National Renewable Energy L... Read more

  • Could a Major Marijuana Hurdle Finally Be Removed in 2017?
    Posted in In the News on December 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The marijuana industry could be described as the fastest growing industry within the United States. Though there are numerous industries that have 20%-30% compound annual growth potential throughout the remainder of the decade, few can claim to have what's expected to be nearly 24% annual compounded growth potential over the next 10 years, according to investment firm Cowen & Co. By 2026, we could be talking about $50 billion in legal pot sales in the U.S. A major shift in the public's opinion h... Read more

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