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  • Cancer Patients Now Able to Defer Student Loans While Receiving Active Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. — Legislation providing desperately-needed financial peace of mind to patients battling cancer has been signed into law. The text of H.R. 2976, the Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act - introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) - passed the House last week and was signed into law on September 28, 2018. Currently, individuals are able to defer student loan payments for various reasons such as going back to school, joining the armed services or ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Bill to Allow Cancer Patients to Defer Student Loans Expected to Become Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. — The text of H.R. 2976, the Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act, introduced by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), was successfully included in the bipartisan fiscal year 2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The legislation would enable individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on public student loans while actively receiving lifesaving treatment without interest a... Read more

  • Fixing a key piece of the health care puzzle
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Never before in human history have we had so much information for so little cost. Type a word or idea into Google and in .05 seconds, you’ll see over seven million results. If information is power, then it would appear that American consumers have never been as powerful than in the present moment. So why then do the costs of medical procedures and treatments remain a mystery? Prices are available for almost everything else except when it comes to our own health care. Patients are required to kno... Read more

  • Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    WASHINGTON — Congress this week passed a $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, and tucked into that 2,232-page measure — which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown — are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado. Among them: New money to fight wildfires A longstanding concern among Western lawmakers is the way that the federal government is forced to pay for its efforts to fight wildfires. Too often, the cost has been so much that the U... Read more

  • Stop the war on health care for Coloradans
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Perhaps no other issue defined the American political landscape last year as much as health care. After seven years of railing against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the GOP spent the entirety of 2017 repeatedly trying to repeal it, then — when all efforts failed — sabotage it. Now, in 2018, President Donald Trump has made renewed calls for repeal. But Coloradans have not forgotten how disastrous Trump’s first year in office has been for American health care. At the very least, last year shows t... Read more

  • Opinions mixed among Colorado lawmakers on president’s State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    President Trump announced plans during his State of the Union address Tuesday for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending plan that could be good news for Colorado’s ambitious road-building plans. However, he also said he would move forward with a get-tough policy on immigration that is nearly certain to alienate the state’s large Hispanic population. He continued his unbending rhetoric towards foreign adversaries, saying he would imprison more Middle Eastern terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, act ag... Read more

  • On the State of the Union: Voices from Colorado celebrate and excoriate President Trump’s address
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    Colorado reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address rang out from the halls of Congress to the Front Range, touching on immigration, the economy and infrastructure. Here are of some of the highlights. Colorado’s congressional delegation U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Democrat: “Only this president could make a call for unity sound so divisive. He continues to promise results for Coloradans, but delivers partisan soundbites and ideology. I want nothing more than to move forward to... Read more

  • Colorado delegation responds to the State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    President Donald Trump covered a wide swath of topics in his first State of the Union address to Congress. From transportation to immigration, North Korea to economic prosperity, Trump spoke for 80 minutes to many standing ovations and applause. Colorado U.S. Senator response: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) decried Trump's "dark, backward-looking vision for our country," and Tweeted a statement calling Trump's "call for unity" divisive. "He continues to promise results for Coloradans, but deli... Read more

  • Colorado politicians react to President Trump's State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    DENVER – President Donald Trump called for unity in his first State of the Union address in a speech that was warmly received by most Republicans in attendance, but also riled Democrats and some Republicans with hard-line talk on immigration. Here’s a roundup of reaction from Colorado’s top politicians that Denver7 has received so far. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R) “I applaud the President’s call for unity tonight. It’s time that we come together as a country, and for Democrats and Republicans to w... Read more

  • 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

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