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  • Trump’s victory lap on economy deserved, but his policies fall short
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    President Donald Trump’s victory lap on the economy Tuesday night during his first State of the Union address was deserved. Give him credit that despite the Russia scandal hanging over his administration and the instability rendered by his often angry and inaccurate tweets, he is at the helm of the nation at a time of record low unemployment and record high stock market prices. These are not insignificant indications that the state of the union is strong, and Trump took his moment to highlight t... Read more

  • What Coloradans need to know about Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union address this week, and there are some things that Coloradans should be watching for. The speech will be just after 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, and is expected to cover a variety of topics, from Trump’s first-year successes to immigration and infrastructure. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the address: What is Trump expected to say? The president is expected to spend a good deal of his address Tuesday night focusing... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Three Former Trump Campaign Officials Charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after three former Trump campaign officials are charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “Today’s news proves the Special Counsel’s investigation is absolutely necessary and needs to continue. Robert Mueller will follow the facts wherever they lead him, and the Trump Administration and Congress need to support the investigation without interference so we can learn the truth.” ### Read more

  • Colorado Congressional Delegation reacts to indictments
    Posted in In the News on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER — The news of President Trump’s former campaign associates being indicted on Monday has resulted in reaction from across the Colorado political community. FOX31 and Channel 2 political reporter Joe St. George has gathered reactions so far. Congresswoman Diana Degette: “Protecting our democracy from being undermined from overseas is not a partisan issue; it’s a national security imperative. We need to know the extent of Russia’s influence on the U.S. electoral system and how to stop it fro... Read more

  • Perlmutter cheers House passage of additional financial sanctions on North Korea
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, announced Wednesday the U.S. House has approved legislation that will impose more sanctions on North Korea. The legislation, sponsored by Perlmutter and five other Congressman, bans U.S. financial institutions from providing financial services to North Korea. The legislation, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act, is named after the University of Virginia student who died last June after returning to the United States after spending a year in capt... Read more

  • House Passes Perlmutter’s Legislation Imposing Additional Sanctions on North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Barr, Perlmutter, Moore, Hollingsworth, Vargas and French to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act, which seeks to ban U.S. financial institutions from providing financial services to North Korea, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support (415-2). “Like many Americans, I have serious concerns about escalating tensions with... Read more

  • Perlmutter Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create Secondary Sanctions on Financial Institutions Providing Financial Services to North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3898, the Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act, to create secondary sanctions on financial institutions providing financial services to North Korea. This legislation goes a step further than H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act, which would require U.S. banks to ensure that accounts are not tied to North Korean entities. Perlmutter supported this legislation a... Read more

  • 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

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