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  • 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

  • Men who died fighting ISIS come home
    Posted in Articles on September 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    The bodies of two young Americans who died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria were returned to their sobbing families early Sept. 16 in simple, gray caskets that were pulled from an Amtrak train in Denver as throngs of sleepy passengers watched. Relatives of Levi Shirley, 24, of Arvada, and Jordan MacTaggart, 22, of Castle Rock, huddled together against the morning chill as U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Golden, presented them with folded flags — a sign of respect for the men who never joined... Read more

  • American Men Who Died Fighting Islamic State Come Home
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Denver (AP) -- Three young men who never joined the U.S. military but died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria will return home Friday to military-style honors as their families and a congressman gather to greet them. The caskets of Levi Shirley, 24, Jordan MacTaggart, 22, and William Savage, 27, arrived Wednesday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after a complicated journey without ceremony. Shirley and MacTaggart will arrive Friday by train in Denver, while Savage was being trans... Read more

  • Bodies of 2 Colorado men killed in Syria fighting ISIS return to state
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER -- The bodies of two Colorado men who were shot and killed battling the war on terror overseas this summer have returned to the state. Jordan MacTaggart of Castle Rock and Levi Shirley of Arvada were killed in action fighting ISIS in Syria alongside Kurdish forces. Their bodies were flown from Jordan to Chicago and on Friday morning they arrived at Union State on an Amtrak train. In 2015, Shirley, 24, volunteered to fight with the People's Protection Units, Kurdish forces that fight ISIS ... Read more

  • Remains of two Colorado men killed in Syria arrive at Union Station
    Posted in Articles on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    The bodies of two Colorado men who gave their lives in the fight against the Islamic State arrived at around 7:40 am at Union Station on Friday morning. They were greeted by a small group of family and friends who traveled there from around Colorado. Jordan MacTaggart of Castle Rock and Levi “Jack” Shirley of Arvada were killed this summer during the fight to liberate Manbij, a Syrian city that was occupied by the Islamic State. Their families have been waiting to be reunited with their remains ... Read more

  • Colorado Men Who Died Fighting ISIS Come Home
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter presented flags Friday to the families of two men who never joined the U.S. military — but died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria — after their bodies returned to Colorado on Friday. The caskets of Levi Shirley, 24, Jordan MacTaggart, 22, along with that of William Savage, 27, arrived Wednesday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after a complicated journey back to the U.S. without ceremony. From there, Shirley and MacTaggart arrived by train i... Read more

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