It’s Not Known Whether Colorado’s Three GOP House Members Have Received COVID-19 Vaccination

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Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December. Three months later, a States Newsroom survey across 22 states — making up a large swath of Congress — found at least 155 members of the U.S. House and Senate have been vaccinated, based on a tally of responses from their offices and ot... Read more »

Perlmutter Receives First-Ever Award for Work to Help People With Epilepsy

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Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) was honored by the Epilepsy Foundation during their annual advocacy conference and presented with the Foundation’s inaugural Tony Coelho Impact Award. Perlmutter has been a longtime champion for the epilepsy community. In the House’s FY 2021 Appropriations, Perlmutter helped secure a $4 million increase for the VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence to ... Read more »

Perlmutter Supports Final Passage of American Rescue Plan

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today supported the final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide critical and immediate relief for individuals, families, healthcare providers, and communities across the country. Importantly, the bill includes significant funding for state and local governments which have been on the front lines of this pandemic - funding Perl... Read more »

How did Colorado’s lawmakers vote on the American Rescue Plan stimulus bill?

| Posted in In the News

Congress gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that will send $1,400 direct payments to most Americans. With passage in the House, the measure heads to President Joe Biden’s desk and is expected to be signed Friday. The bill represents Democrats’ effort to bridle the catastrophic pandemic and revive the enfeebled economy. The Senate passed the measure over ... Read more »

Colorado delegation reacts to approval of $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

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Colorado's congressional delegation reacted along party lines Wednesday after the House gave final approval to a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats cheered the legislation as a massive response to the pandemic and the damaged economy in its wake, while Republicans ripped the package, claiming it amounts to an unnecessary liberal spending spree. “This is one of the most important pieces ... Read more »

Ed Perlmutter Talks COVID-19 Stimulus

| Posted in In the News

A House vote to send the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan to President Biden's desk could come as early as Tuesday after the Senate gave its approval over the weekend. The wide ranging bill includes $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans. Listen to the interview with KOA and Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter here. Read more »

Ed Perlmutter Talks COVID-19 Stimulus

| Posted in In the News

President Biden's COVID-19 stimulus plan is making its way through Congress, having passed the House and making its way into the Senate. The bill faces its challenges including debate over the portion calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Listen to the interview with Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter here. Read more »

Perlmutter Supports American Rescue Plan to Bring Additional Relief for Coloradans in the Face of the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today voted for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which will provide critical and immediate relief for individuals, families, healthcare providers, and communities across the country. “As we work to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible, this relief package is exactly what we need to contain the virus and work to rebuild our economy,”... Read more »

$1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic relief bill splits Colorado delegation along party lines

| Posted in In the News

Coloradans in the U.S. House were divided along party lines as lawmakers passed a nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus package in the overnight hours Saturday. The state’s four House Democrats voted in favor and its three House Republicans voted in opposition, with an overall vote of 219-212. It’s the first major step in a weeks-long legislative process for the $1.9 trillion bi... Read more »

U.S. House Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill That Would Provide Billions Of Dollars Of Support For Western Pa.

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House Democrats have handed President Biden his first major victory of his presidency. The COVID-19 relief bill worth nearly $2 trillion passed in the House overnight along party lines. But don’t start counting that stimulus money yet. Millions of Americans and businesses are one step closer to another round of financial relief. The package includes: $1,400 stimulus checks for individuals earning ... Read more »

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