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  • ‘I, Too, Am Qualified’ Takes On Age Discrimination
    Posted in In the News on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy

    Not even 50 years of age, Nancy Fingerhood and Michael Lindenberger found it much harder to land jobs in Colorado than unemployment statistics show. After months and months and hundreds of job applications without success, the Westminster couple came to believe they were victims of age discrimination. Eventually, Lindenberger found a photography job, while Fingerhood works part-time for a title insurance company and is a substitute teacher. But their experiences led to the formation of a group t... Read more

  • Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    WASHINGTON — Congress this week passed a $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, and tucked into that 2,232-page measure — which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown — are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado. Among them: New money to fight wildfires A longstanding concern among Western lawmakers is the way that the federal government is forced to pay for its efforts to fight wildfires. Too often, the cost has been so much that the U... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports FY 2018 Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the FY 2018 omnibus bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “I voted to support this government funding bill because it is good for Colorado and good for the 7th Congressional District. Specifically, it includes funding increases for NREL, NOAA, EPA, NASA, Head Start, Pell Grants, infrastructure, a pay raise for the men and women of the military as well as additional funding to address the opioid crisi... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers fall short in effort to shield recreational marijuana from federal enforcement
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON — A $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill. The legislators wanted the measure to include a provision that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Justice from spending money to crack down on recreational use in states that had legalized the drug. Congress has protected medical marijuana this way for... Read more

  • Bennet, Gardner praise inclusion of extra wildland firefighting money in omnibus bill
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – Colorado’s U.S. senators praised the inclusion of extra money for firefighting in the latest $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill hours before they were set to vote on the measure. The wildfire funding fix, according to Sens. Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), will be a boon to the U.S. Forest Service and Interior Department as they work to fight wildfires, primarily across the West. Currently, both agencies have to “fire borrow” money from fire prevention and other funds when they... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers don't get recreational pot protections in omnibus, but push on for fix
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – Several of Colorado’s members of Congress say they will continue to work toward passing protections for recreational marijuana programs after the protections they’d sought weren’t included in the omnibus spending bill, though similar protections for medical marijuana were included. Sens. Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) joined Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D) and Jared Polis (D) in saying they were disappointed that an amendment Polis had offered wasn’t included in the final measure. The ... Read more

  • House OKs compromise $1.3 trillion budget bill, Colorado delegation split
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON| The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums. The Colorado delegation’s vote was anything but partisan. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn were “yes” votes. While... Read more

  • Stolen Equifax Data May be Saved for Nation-State Attack, Warn Concerned Experts
    Posted in In the News on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The lack of availability of the bulk of data stolen in the Equifax breach is worrying cybersecurity experts who keep waiting to see if the hacked info on millions of Americans will be used in a nation-state attack, a congressional panel heard last week. Last year’s hack exposed personal information including Social Security, credit card and driver’s license numbers of some 148 million Americans. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), ranking member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terroris... Read more

  • QND graduate wins national recognition for architecture
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, K-12 Education

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Quincy native Korey White has found her passion in advocating for inclusiveness in a predominantly-male field. A 2007 Quincy Notre Dame graduate, White, 29, is an architect with Stantec in Arlington, Va. She recently received the American Institute of Architects' 2018 Young Architect Award -- a national designation given to architects with 10 or fewer years in the field -- in large part due to her advocacy work. White was one of 18 architects across the country to receive the a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes Against Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “Congressional Republicans proved once again they cannot responsibly govern. Less than two months after passing a tax bill which adds $1.5 trillion to the debt, today we were forced to vote on legislation adding another $300 billion to the debt. This includes huge increases for the military that the Defense Department didn’... Read more

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