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  • Trump budget proposals ignites shock and awe across Colorado
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado reaction to President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal Thursday was a throwback to the last Republican president: shock and awe. The morning after the budget’s release — trumpeting big boosts to military and veterans’ care spending and deep cuts to the Environment Protection Agency, agriculture and social programs such as Meals on Wheels — Colorado leaders said they needed more time to figure out what it would mean in Congress gets onboard, That’s not to say everyone is unhapp... Read more

  • Trump's proposed budget boosts military but cuts GOP, Dem favorites
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America's government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as a candidate, ordering generous increases for the military, slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs. The president's initial budget proposal, submitted to Congress on Thursday, would boost defense spending by $54 billion, the largest increase since Ronald Reagan's military bui... Read more

  • House Dems question DOJ investigation of Deutsche Bank, Russia
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats want to know if the Department of Justice is doing a proper investigation into an alleged money-laundering scheme by Deutsche Bank because of President Trump’s ties to the bank and reported ties to Russia. “Consistent with your past practice of monitoring the Department of Justice’s investigations, we write to request that the committee conduct a formal assessment of the Department’s investigation into Deutsche Bank’s Russian money-laundering scheme, including a revi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have been focused on everything but the economy. Their initial unrealistic and harmful policies have created confusion and uncertainty. Many questions remain as to the direction the President intends to steer our country. “Yet I remain focused on building economic opportun... Read more

  • How Colorado’s congressional delegation reacted to Donald Trump’s joint address
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress outlined his priorities for his first year in office, recapping his first month in office and hitting controversial issues such as immigration, refugees and health care. The president’s prime-time speech to a joint session Tuesday drew sharp reactions from Colorado’s delegation in Washington. Here’s what they said: U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, Republican: “Tonight, President Trump outlined his plan to tackle our country’s challenges. I am encouraged that he pr... Read more

  • Governor John Hickenlooper Responds to Sean Spicer's Comments on Marijuana
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    After White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that we should expect “greater enforcement” of marijuana laws, particularly regarding recreational sales, Colorado politicians responded. Governor John Hickenlooper appeared on MSNBC on February 24 and then on Meet the Press on February 26 when he was in Washington, D.C., for a governors' conference. During both appearances, he noted that he did not approve of marijuana legalization when it passed in Colorado, adding that he continues to be wary... Read more

  • Banks Get Skittish on Pot as Feds Signal Crackdown
    Posted in In the News on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    (BNA) -- Banks may get more skittish about taking on marijuana-related businesses as customers after the White House signaled greater federal oversight of the industry. Press Secretary Sean Spicer Feb. 23 said there will be “greater enforcement” of recreational marijuana, which is legal in eight states and Washington, D.C. “Until it's made clear what the Administration's statement means, it's likely that banks already serving the industry will continue doing so, albeit apprehensively,” Jenifer W... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Possible Federal Enforcement against Recreational Marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. "The Trump Administration continues to be ambiguous about how they intend to regulate medical and recreational marijuana. But in Colorado, medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana are inextricably linked and difficult to separate. If President Trump and Att... Read more

  • Perlmutter Legislation to Spur Transfer of New Technologies at National Labs Included in House Energy Research and Innovation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of H.R. 589, the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act. H.R. 589 provides policy direction to the Department of Energy (DOE) on basic science research, nuclear energy research and development (R&D), research coordination and priorities, and reforms to streamline national lab management. Perlmutter’s legislation, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modern... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

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