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  • The Trump administration has yet to fill some crucial federal posts for Colorado, the region
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Eight months into the Trump administration, a slate of top federal jobs in Colorado and the West remains unfilled — a hiring delay that touches everything from the environment to criminal justice and one which local leaders and activists said hampers their ability to work with the White House. Full-time administrators have yet to be installed in the Colorado regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump's Plan in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    LAKEWOOD, COLO. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump outlined his plan for the U.S. war in Afghanistan: "President Trump outlined our basic goals in Afghanistan but did not offer many details. The timetable, the exact number of troops and the plan for engaging Pakistan are still unclear. Additionally, the plan does not include any clear benchmarks for success. The U.S. has a long and complicated history in Afghanistan and I believe we must be c... Read more

  • House Dems Go At Deutsche Bank Again For Info On Trump Loans And Russia
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    House Democrats are stepping up pressure on Deutsche Bank to access information on President Donald Trump’s multimillion-dollar loans from the institution. In a letter sent to the bank’s lawyers this week, leading House Financial Services Committee Democrats including California Rep. Maxine Waters rejected the institution’s claims that it could not legally release details of the loans for privacy reasons. Last month, the Democrats demanded information about the estimated $340 million in loans s... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers divided over President Trump's Cuba reversal
    Posted in In the News on June 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    President Donald Trump's announcement Friday that he plans to tighten restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba drew mixed reactions from Colorado lawmakers, with Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner voicing support and Democrats U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter calling the move "a mistake" and "shortsighted." "Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba," Trump said at an appearance in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on President Trump’s change in U.S. policy towards Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on President Trump’s change in U.S. policy towards Cuba. “President Trump’s reversal on Cuba is unfortunate and shortsighted. As someone who had the privilege of traveling to Cuba with President Obama, I saw firsthand how the country has a desire for openness and information. There's so much economic potential for Colorado industries such as agriculture, renewable energy and biotechnology that stand to benefit fr... Read more

  • Perlmutter outlines reasons for joining "emoluments" lawsuit against Trump
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said Friday he's suing President Donald Trump because he believes it's a violation of the Constitution if the president's businesses keep receiving payments from foreign governments without an OK from Congress. Perlmutter is among the nearly 200 congressional Democrats - including all three fellow Democrats in Colorado's congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis - who signed on this week to a lawsuit charging Trump wit... Read more

  • House Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank for Info on Trump, Russia
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Democratic lawmakers are asking Deutsche Bank (DB) for information on Donald Trump and Russia. In a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee requested the firm provide details on two politically charged matters -- a Russian trading scandal and its dealings with President Trump and his family members. Lawmakers criticized Deutsche Bank for its lack of transparency and questioned whether its internal reviews of the matter were completely ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation. “After calling for an independent investigation for months, I am pleased to see the DOJ appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. This is a step in the right direction to ensure a thorough and independent investigation.” ### Read more

  • Colorado delegation applauds appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation backed Wednesday’s announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been named special counsel for the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Lawmakers praised the selection of Mueller, a former prosecutor who ran the FBI for 12 years, as a sound choice, even as some Democrats said they still believe an independent commission should be established to look into allegations of Russian involvement with associates... Read more

  • Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe; Colo. lawmakers react
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of James Comey. The Justice Department's appointment of Mueller as a special counsel is an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inqui... Read more

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