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  • House passes tax reform measure: what lawmakers from Colorado are saying
    Posted in In the News on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-207 Thursday to pass a sweeping tax reform bill while the Senate GOP finalizes its version of the bill. If the chambers can come to a passing compromise, there would be sweeping effects on the nation’s economy and Americans’ tax brackets. The GOP is trying to pass a full tax reform measure for the first time in 30 years and has deemed it imperative to their platform heading into 2018. Though the bills have been undergoing changes this week and... Read more

  • Republican tax reform plan draws skeptical, accusatory reviews from Coloradans
    Posted in In the News on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Senate Republicans veered onto a new course for tax reform Thursday, and Colorado leaders were both skeptical and accusatory, as the upper chamber’s GOP leadership proposed delaying the corporate tax cuts the president wants and scuttling the laborious efforts of Republicans in the House. Colorado Republican Party chairman Jeff Hays sided with the Senate Republicans “for introducing a bill that will ease the middle-class tax burden, and dared Democrats to disagree. “We expect Senate Democrats to... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to GOP Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement denouncing the Republican tax plan released today: “The Republican tax bill is a non-starter. While I agree it’s time to clean up the tax code, this proposal will cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, leaving higher taxes for the hardworking people in the middle. The bill also adds more than $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years, and today’s announcement makes clear it could be significantly... Read more

  • Colorado D.C. Roundup: Budget, Reproductive Rights, Opioid Crisis
    Posted in In the News on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Big news on the budget front dominated headlines out of D.C., while Colorado representatives also tackled issues ranging from birth control access to the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency. The budget resolution clears the House In major legislative action, the House passed the Senate's $4.1 trillion budget resolution – the blueprint for building the next year's budget. While it does call for some funding cuts, the resolution ultimately may add $1.5 trillion to the def... Read more

  • Ex-Equifax CEO: There's No Evidence Breach Was an Inside Job
    Posted in In the News on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Equifax Inc. has seen no evidence that the cyberattackers who got access to sensitive information on 145 million U.S. consumers worked for the company, former Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith said. Smith appeared Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee to testify on the breach of Atlanta-based firm’s servers. Equifax has “no indication” that the attack was an inside job, Smith said in response to a question from Representative Edwin Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat. The attack... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges Amazon to Choose Colorado for Second Headquarters
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC -- Today, Colorado’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging the company to select Colorado as the location of its second headquarters, citing the state’s highly skilled workforce and demonstrated commitment to providing an excellent quality of life. The Seattle-based tech giant has been engaged in a highly-publicized search for a second base of operations that could employ up to 50,000 people. A number of cities across the country are attempting to ... Read more

  • All Colorado Congress members to Jeff Bezos: Build Amazon HQ2 here
    Posted in In the News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - It’s not every day that Colorado’s entire congressional delegation unites around one goal, but it happened Wednesday with the objective of landing Amazon.com Inc.’s massive second headquarters complex. Both of the state’s U.S. senators and all seven of its members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent Wednesday to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, urging the e-commerce giant to pick Colorado as the site for its “Amazon HQ2.” “Colorado offers a highly skilled wo... Read more

  • Reaction to Trump tax plan split along party lines in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    President Donald Trump proposed sweeping tax cuts for individuals and businesses Wednesday that he said would create new jobs and invigorate America's international competitiveness. It won cautious approval from some Republican Colorado lawmakers but concerns from Democrats that it favors the wealthy. Trump said his tax reform proposal would be "simpler and more fair for everyday Americans." Highlights of the proposal include: - Eliminating most itemized tax deductions but retaining incentives f... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Republican Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans released their tax reform framework: “I support comprehensive tax reform and have long-advocated for changes that will simplify our tax code and make it more fair for hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s tax plan continues to be short on details but is not short on giveaways for corporate interests and the wealthiest Americans. What we do know from... Read more

  • Cyberinsurance is gaining steam for smaller businesses
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Experts may debate the necessity of cyberinsurance, but smaller businesses are starting to buy these policies, which were once limited to large companies like Equifax. But there are many important differences between large and smaller companies when it comes to cyberinsurance needs. Large corporations are more likely to be targeted in hacks, buy coverage directly from insurers, and have their own legal, public relations, and technology expertise. Smaller companies are becoming cyberinsurance buy... Read more

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