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  • Trump allegedly leaked classified info to Russians: How Colorado's members of Congress are reacting
    Posted in In the News on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump shared highly classified information about U.S. operations involving the Islamic State with two high-ranking Russian officials in a meeting last week, according to a story first published by the Washington Post and later corroborated by multiple other news organizations on Monday. The White House has called the report false, but news outlets are standing by their stories. In Congress, most members have been cautious in their reactions, but many say if the stor... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “As I said in 2013, Assad’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian’s was unthinkable, reprehensible and a clear violation of international law. At the time I supported President Obama using targeted military action against the Assad regime to prevent further atrocities. And while President Obama respectfully deferred to Congress for additional authority, ultimately military acti... 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 Calls for Special Prosecutor to Lead Investigation into Ties Between Russia and AG Sessions, President Trump and the Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued a statement following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled Congress regarding his communications with Russia: “I’m shocked to learn Attorney General Sessions did not disclose his communications with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. With AG Sessions now at the center of this investigation, it’s clear he cannot be trusted to conduct a full and fair investigation into the ties between Trump officials and Russ... 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

  • Perlmutter Joins More Than 170 Members of House of Representatives in Effort to Create Independent Commission to Investigate Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined more than 170 members of the House of Representatives to introduce the Protecting Our Democracy Act to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election. "It is clear Russia intervened in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This action by a foreign nation was unprecedented, violated our Constitution and undermined the founding pillars of American lib... Read more

  • As Obama Readies To Leave Office, Coloradans In Congress Have Wish Lists
    Posted in In the News on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Many in Congress are urging President Obama to act in a number of areas before he leaves office. That includes Colorado’s congressional delegation, some of whom want the president to take executive action on one his major immigration programs. Colorado’s House Democrats – Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter – want Obama to protect the private data of undocumented immigrants in the DACA program, which protects immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The idea is to shiel... Read more

  • Congress needs to get it right this time on 9/11 victim bill
    Posted in In the News on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    If the bipartisan “buyer’s remorse” Congress feels for passing a popular bill for victims of Sept. 11 over the president’s veto came from a lack of information, then three members of Colorado’s congregation who opposed it should be applauded for at least doing their homework. Voting against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, was a hard vote in an election year — but it was the right one. Yes, it’s easy to imagine the negative campaign ads that could be developed. No one wan... Read more

  • Congress’ vote on terrorism bill splits opinions in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON — Congress voted last week to allow families of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack victims to sue the Saudi government, prompting as much controversy in Colorado as in Washington. The vote overrode a veto by President Barack Obama, who warned it could create a backlash of lawsuits against Americans abroad and alienate a key Middle Eastern ally. Most members of Congress said the magnitude of the attack and its victims warranted an exception to the rule that foreign governments cannot be ... Read more

  • ‘He knew who he wanted to help’
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Castle Rock parents Robert and Melissa MacTaggart never got the chance to celebrate the 21st and 22nd birthdays of their son, Jordan, with him. For both, Jordan was fighting overseas with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a militia group in Syria, in the battle against ISIS. During his first trip of two tours, Jordan could reach them every two to three weeks, Robert said. The second time around, communication was sparse. “During that time it was a major undertaking,” Robert said. In J... Read more

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