Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Colorado attorney general, 18 others write to Congress urging legislation to protect pot banking
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and 18 other attorneys general from across the country sent a letter to congressional leadership Tuesday asking that Congress pass measures to safeguard marijuana businesses in how they deal with the banking industry. “[T]he states and federal government share a strong interest in protecting public safety and bringing grey market activities into the regulated banking sector,” the letter to leadership read. The attorneys general – many, but not a... Read more

  • Colorado's senators push on with bipartisan immigration deal, despite the 's-show'
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – Colorado’s U.S. senators pushed ahead with their bipartisan immigration deal Tuesday as its uncertainty continued, furor over the president’s vulgar remarks carried into its second week, and as one of their fellow dealmakers said the situation had itself become an “s-show.” “Our bipartisan #DACA deal is not ‘dead,’” Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., tweeted Tuesday after President Trump and several of his GOP Senate counterparts claimed as much. “Democrats and Republicans negotiated in good... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on AG Sessions’ Decision to Rescind DOJ Guidance for Marijuana Activity
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the “Cole memo”, a document from the U.S. Department of Justice which provided guidance for federal enforcement of marijuana activity. “Today’s decision by Attorney General Sessions rolls back the progress we’ve made to balance the laws of Colorado with the priorities of federal law enforcement. The Cole memo provided assurances to states like ... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers fire back at AG Sessions' move to rescind Obama-era pot rules
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado lawmakers are firing back at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced today he has rescinded the Obama-era Justice Department policy that paved the way for a hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana. "Given the Department's well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately," Sessions said in a one-page memo sent to federal prosecutors nationwide. U.S. Rep... Read more

  • 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

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Ed's newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

Upcoming Events

See the upcoming events on Ed's calendar.

No upcoming scheduled events

View More