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  • House bill seeks to limit punitive effect of CFPB guidance process
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., has introduced legislation designed to make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s guidance process more transparent. The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., would require the CFPB director to issue “guidance” that "is necessary or appropriate to enable the bureau to carry out federal consumer financial law, including facilitating compliance with such law." It also prohibits penalizing institutions that rely in good faith on guidance from ... Read more

  • Reps. Perlmutter, Duffy Introduce Bipartisan GUIDE Compliance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter today introduced H.R. 5534, the Give Useful Information to Define Effective (GUIDE) Compliance Act. The GUIDE Compliance Act seeks to regularize the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s process of providing rules and guidance to better protect consumers. “By encouraging greater consistency with CFPB guidance, this bill will increase tr... Read more

  • Perlmutter Successfully Includes Earth Science Funding, Mars 2033 Amendment to NASA Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) successfully restored funding to NASA’s Earth Science Program. Perlmutter’s amendment, which added $471 million to the FY 2019 Earth Science budget, was included in the funding bill for NASA programs for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 which passed out of committee 26-7. Initially, H.R. 5503 was set to cut funding for the Earth Science Program by almost 25% from FY18 funding levels. The Eart... Read more

  • ‘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

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