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  • The Republican Tax Bill Will Devastate Science
    Posted in In the News on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    In any household, how you budget is an indication of your priorities. And as many of us know, the earlier you start investing, the more it pays off. The same is true for the federal government.’The Republican tax bill passed by Congress this week is estimated to cost our country, at best, $1.5 trillion over the next ten years, and other estimates put that closer to $2.3 trillion. Trillion—that’s a figure with twelve zeros (000,000,000,000)—which are more zeros than most of us can comprehend. I’v... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another Continuing Resolution: “I am disgusted once again to see the GOP leave town kicking the can down the road without completing any of Congress’ important work. The long-time bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program needs a long-term reauthorization, Community Health Centers need funding certainty, Dreamers need protection from deportation, and we need... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats vote against stopgap spending bill with no long-term DACA, CHIP fixes
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    DENVER – Congress voted Thursday to pass a continuing spending billthat will fund the federal government through Jan. 19 when it is signed by President Trump, but all of Colorado’s Democratic delegation voted against the measure, saying Congress should stay and extend programs for young immigrants and children’s health insurance before going home for the holidays. In the House, Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis voted against another funding extension, while Sen. Michael Bennet m... Read more

  • How Colorado leaders reacted to the GOP tax bill
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Political corks were figuratively popped and crying towels moistened Tuesday night as Republicans gained the votes they needed in the U.S. House and Senate for conservative-colored tax reform and President Trump’s first major legislative victory. The GOP majorities in the House and Senate are expected to send President Trump a bill that represents the nation’s first comprehensive tax reform legislation since the days of Reagan in 1986. Longtime media critic and left-leaning blogger Jason Salzman... Read more

  • How Colorado lawmakers voted on the federal tax overhaul — and why
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON — Colorado’s five congressional Republicans joined with most of their GOP colleagues this week to pass a sweeping overhaul of the tax code that lowers rates for corporations and repeals a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act. Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner helped his party narrowly approve the measure 51-48 early Wednesday in the upper chamber while U.S. Reps. Ken Buck, Mike Coffman, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton were part of a 227-203 House vote on Tuesday in favor of the bil... Read more

  • Colorado business leaders detail benefits of federal tax reform
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado business leaders said they have more to like about the final version of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Wednesday than the original version of the bill introduced last month. Most notably, “pass-through” businesses such as S Corps and LLCs will get a 20 percent tax deduction on their first $315,000 on joint income, a level lower than the 25 percent rate that was first proposed. In addition, local companies will be able to deduct interest ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Shows Support for Passing the Dream Act, Funding CHIP and CHCs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) continues to show support for several critical programs that many Coloradans and Americans rely on: “While Republicans are busy celebrating their plan to cut taxes for corporations and their wealthy donors, there’s still real work left to be done to keep the government open past Friday and address a long list of overdue priorities to help hardworking Coloradans. I will continue to fight for access to affordable healthcare for children and famili... Read more

  • House passes massive tax package; Senate to vote next — REP. COFFMAN VOTES ‘YES’ — Colorado delegation comments
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON | Gleeful Republicans on Tuesday muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades through the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted “results are what’s going to make this popular.” The vote, largely along party lines, was 227-203 and capped a GOP sprint to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump after a year of congressional stumbles and non-starters. Senate Majo... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the harmful Republican tax bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “This Republican tax bill gives the most benefits to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, plain and simple. These benefits are paid for by hardworking families across the country and by adding to the debt. This bill may save a few hundred dollars per person on their tax bill, but it will put more than $7,100 on the credit card f... Read more

  • Colorado Reps vote party-line on taxes
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    A Republican plan to change what Americans pay in taxes moved one step closer to becoming law Tuesday afternoon when the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The 227-203 vote, which broke largely along party lines, sends the bill to the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to hold a vote Tuesday evening. That means President Donald Trump could sign the bill into law as early as Wednesday morning. The bill lowers the tax rates paid by individuals and corporations while inc... Read more

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