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  • Perlmutter Calls for Long-Term, Sustainable Solution for Highway Trust Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi calling for a long-term solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund. The letter was led by Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), John Carney (DE At Large District) and John Delaney (MD-6), and signed by 30 members of the New Democrat Coalition. Authorization for funding the Highway Trust Fund expires July 31, 2015. “We have an opportunity in the coming months to agree on a plan that will bring ... Read more

  • Bennet, Gardner introduce bill to legalize pot banking
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Click here for full article. Originally published in The Colorado Statesman on July 16, 2015. Read more

  • Perlmutter’s Bipartisan Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) passed bipartisan legislation requiring federal banking regulators to jointly study the appropriate capital treatment of Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSRs) under Basel III and the NCUA Risk-Based capital requirements. Under H.R. 1408, the Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements Act of 2015, regulators will have six months to study and report back to Congress on many outstanding questions about the mortgage servicing industry including how the assets pe... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement about his decision to vote for TAA and against TPA in the U.S. House of Representatives - “There are arguments for and against Trade Promotion Authority. I trust President Obama and his economic vision for our country. He’s turned around an economy that was losing 700,000 jobs per month to managing an economy that has added over 12.5 million jobs for 63 straight months. The stock market has almost tripled from its lowest po... Read more

  • Perlmutter Applauds Regional Agreement on “Airport City” Development
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement in support of the historic agreement between Adams County and Denver to develop “Airport City”: “I want to congratulate the Airport Coordinating Committee for their hard work and perseverance to come to an agreement which will no doubt reap a tremendous amount of economic benefit to the Denver Metro area for years to come. This historic regional agreement is a momentous step forward for our region. The plan is expected to cre... Read more

  • Perlmutter Opposes Bill to Slash Energy and Science Research Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. The legislation would authorize funding levels and policy for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Department of Energy. "Investing in basic science and energy research is what keeps America as the world leader in innovation. Unfortunately, slashing our investments in research and poli... Read more

  • Perlmutter’s DOE Lab Modernization and Technology Transfer Act Passes in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) helped pass legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives which provides important tools to spur and accelerate the transfer of new technologies developed at national laboratories. H.R. 1158, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015, extends the Agreement for Commercializing Technology (ACT) pilot program for two more years. In addition, the bill significantly broadens the range of companies able to parti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Re-Introduces Password Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    More and more employers want to access social media accounts with your password for job screening purposes. Not so fast, says Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) who re-introduced H.R. 2277, the Password Protection Act of 2015 to prevent employers from requiring current and prospective employees to hand over their personal passwords as a condition of either keeping or getting a new job. In recent years there have been news stories highlighting a disturbing increase in the number of employers asking pros... Read more

  • Perlmutter Meets With Local Businesses as Part of Small Business Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    > – In honor of Small Business Week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and the Arvada Chamber of Commerce held a roundtable discussion with local businesses to hear about the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the 7th Congressional District. On May 7th, small, medium and large-sized businesses participated in the roundtable and discussed issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act to the challenges around hiring skilled workers. “It’s incredibly helpful to hear firsthand from busin... Read more

  • Long Odds for Reintroduced Marijuana Banking Bill
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Click here for full article orginally published in Westword on May 4, 2015. Read more

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