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  • Colorado Delegation Members Request Continued and Expanded PPE for Colorado Senior Living Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C.—In response to multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at senior living facilities across Colorado, Congressman Joe Neguse led a bipartisan letter today, along with the full Colorado Delegation, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting that personal protective equipment (PPE) deliveries to these facilities be continued through June and July. “Since the beginning of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, senior living facilities have been the epicenter of both outbreak... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Heroes Act, Applauds Inclusion of State and Local Funding, Support for Families, Small Businesses and Frontline Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Seniors, Healthcare, K-12 Education, Infrastructure

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act, the fourth major federal relief package addressing the COVID-19 crisis: “With the passage of the Heroes Act, the House continues its work to combat COVID-19, stabilize our economy, and support families, workers, small businesses, and state and local governments as they respond to this unprecedented crisis. The impact of this virus and the blow to our economy is m... Read more

  • Eight surprises in House Democrats' $3T coronavirus relief bill
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    House Democrats on Tuesday released their latest proposal for coronavirus relief — a massive package designed largely to press reluctant GOP leaders in the Senate and White House to get moving on another infusion of emergency aid. Much of the enormous proposal was expected, providing hundreds of billions of dollars for medical workers, states, small businesses and those left jobless as a result of the expansive economic lockdown sparked by the deadly pandemic. Yet in choosing to craft the bill w... Read more

  • Perlmutter Holds 8th Telephone Town Hall to Discuss COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with Phil Weiser, Colorado’s Attorney General, Dr. Mark Johnson, Executive Director of Jefferson County Public Health; Daniel Chase, Chief of Staff for the CO Department of Labor and Unemployment, and a representative from Colorado’s Small Business Administration (SBA). The call was to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 and answer questions from constituents. To listen to a recording of the May 11th town hall, click below: LINK... Read more

  • 50,000 Emails In 50 Days: Colorado Congressional Delegation Sees Growing Political Engagement
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    It hardly feels like campaign season with no rallies and debates. While most of the country has slowed down, Coloradans are more politically engaged than ever. Congresswoman Diana DeGette, who’s served for more than 20 years, says she’s never seen so many emails, letters and calls. “It has been overwhelming.” She says before COVID-19, her town halls averaged 250 people. Now, her telephone town halls draw 8,000. “Everybody worried about something. Small businesses are worried about staying in bu... Read more

  • Opinion: Prepare to face the economic calamity still ahead of us
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    We’re in this together.” A phrase we’ve heard and repeated often since the COVID-19 crisis began. And it is certainly true — we are in this together, and will get through this as a community, state, and country — together. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not share our view. According to him, that’s not the case when it comes to aid for teachers, law enforcement, firefighters and other public employees supported by state and local governments. Instead, McConnell favors ... Read more

  • Members of Colorado Delegation Call for Due Process Measures in Aurora Immigration Courtroom During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, along with Senator Michael Bennet, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Congressman Jason Crow sent a letter to ICE highlighting grave due process issues in the Aurora Immigration Courtroom and requesting immediate fixes to ensure fairness during COVID-19. The letter addressed to James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and Matthew Albence, Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcem... Read more

  • Perlmutter Cosponsors Legislation to Provide Hazard Pay for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) cosponsored legislation unveiled today by Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) to provide hazard pay to health care professionals and other essential workers. The Coronavirus Frontline Workers Fair Pay Act compensates workers for the risks they are taking and for the public services they are providing during this unprecedented public health and economic emergency. The proposal would ensure high-risk health care workers receive a hazard pay increase of $... Read more

  • CDC prioritizes first responders for COVID-19 testing
    Posted in In the News on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added first responders with symptoms to the list of priority individuals to test for COVID-19, following the request from multiple members of Colorado’s congressional delegation. “We are already hearing concern from our local and state entities that firefighters are having to self-quarantine out of fear of spreading COVID-19, resulting in our local entities being shortstaffed just as their service is most needed,” read the letter dated Ap... Read more

  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter's district leads census responders
    Posted in In the News on April 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Seniors, Healthcare, K-12 Education, Transportation, Infrastructure, Housing

    When it comes to being counted, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's constituents lead the pack in Colorado. The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging people to self-report how many people lived in their home on April 1 and a few other pertinent facts. Self-reporting saves time, money and face-to-face contact with a census taker later this summer. Perlmutter's Congressional District 7 has the highest participation rate at 64.9%, followed closely by Rep. Jason Crow's 6th Congressional District with 64.7%. The r... Read more

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