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  • Shooting of Guard Highlights Public Safety Danger of Cash Only Marijuana
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Two suspects are still at large after an armed robbery resulted in the June 18 death of a security guard at Green Heart Marijuana Dispensary in Aurora. The Aurora Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are offering reward money to anyone who may have information. That dispensaries in Colorado routinely have large amounts of cash on hand has long been argued as a critical public safety issue by advocates, industry workers and politicians. Marijuana is still outlawe... Read more

  • Congress investigates years-long delay in DigitalGlobe satellite data-sales OK
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado-based satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe Inc. has been waiting for federal government permission to sell high-resolution data captured by its newest satellite, more than two years after its application was supposed to be decided. Ranking members of the Science, Space and Technology committee in the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding to know by June 24 why the Westminster-based company (NYSE: DGI) has received no answer when agency rules require one in 120 days. DigitalGlobe... Read more

  • Legislation seeks to deter corporate corruption
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter has introduced legislation that would allow legal action against corporate corruption. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, introduced by the congressman last week, would give individuals and companies the ability to take legal action against corporations that violate the anti-bribery provisions. Recent reports of high profile corruption, such as the Panama Papers and Unaoil, allege financial kickbacks and monetary payments to government officials in return for contracts ... Read more

  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Allow Private FCPA Actions
    Posted in In the News on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    A Congressman from Colorado has introduced legislation that would allow private legal actions against companies under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Citing recent corruption scandals, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D., Colo.) pitched The Foreign Business Bribery Prohibition Act as a way to halt bribery abroad without adding to the deficit. “This legislation helps encourage foreign companies to play by the rules or be brought to court. Most importantly, it is a way to level the playing field and help U.... Read more

  • Perlmutter Successfully Passes Amendment To Allow New Development In Commerce City
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) successfully included an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that would allow mixed use development on nearly 1,000 acres in Commerce City near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The amendment removes deed restrictions on land that were put in place after the closure and cleanup of the Arsenal in the early 1990s. Commerce City purchased the land in the early 2000s but have not been able to dev... Read more

  • 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

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