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  • 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

  • Perlmutter Invites Daughter of Deported Immigrant to State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) invited Viviana Andazola Marquez to be his guest at the 2018 State of the Union. Her father, Melecio Andazola-Morales, was deported in December after living in the U.S. since 1998. “The case of Viviana’s father is devastating. Their family’s situation exemplifies the indiscriminate, unjustified and cruel immigration policies being pursued by this President and his administration. Folks like Melecio are positive, contributing members of society a... Read more

  • What Coloradans need to know about Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union address this week, and there are some things that Coloradans should be watching for. The speech will be just after 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, and is expected to cover a variety of topics, from Trump’s first-year successes to immigration and infrastructure. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the address: What is Trump expected to say? The president is expected to spend a good deal of his address Tuesday night focusing... Read more

  • Colorado congressman bringing daughter of deported man to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on January 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    It has been just over two months since Viviana Andazola Marquez’s father was deported, sending her studies at Yale University and plans to apply to law school spiraling. But on Tuesday night the Denver-area woman and American citizen will have a chance to face the president — and Congress — she feels are responsible. Andazola Marquez is set to attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat. She is hoping to share her sto... Read more

  • Daughter of two-time deportee will be a special guest at the State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Viviana Andazola Marquez, the daughter of an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, will be the guest of Democratic Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter at the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Marquez, who is attending Yale University and wants to become an immigration lawyer, says she’s looking forward to bringing her story to Washington. “What I think that I’d like to say to the rest of the lawmakers, the Democrats and Republicans alike, is that the policies that they are enacting ar... Read more

  • Rep. Perlmutter to take daughter of deported Coloradan to State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter plans to bring a Thornton woman whose father was recently deported with him Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union. His oldest daughter, Viviana Andazola Marquez of Thornton, is expected to attend the State of the Union as Perlmutter’s guest. Andazola Marquez, who is a 21-year-old student at Yale University, penned an article for The New York Times after her father was detained titled, “I accidentally turned my father in to immigration services.” And... Read more

  • Denver mayor defies Justice Department in investigation of illegal immigrant policy
    Posted in In the News on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Denver’s mayor is pledging to defy Justice Department investigators who Wednesday demanded information about whether the city and county are withholding information on illegal immigrants. The Justice Department announced it was investigating 23 cities and states accused of restricting information about illegal immigrants who immigration officials want to identify and deport. The city and county of Denver are on the list. Cities and states — like Denver — whose police restrict the in... Read more

  • Andazola Marquez to attend the State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Viviana Andazola Marquez ’18 — whose father, Melecio Andazola Morales, was recently deported from the United States and barred from re-entry for 20 years despite weeks of student activism — told the News that she has accepted an invitation to attend the State of the Union from U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO. Multiple Democratic House members plan on inviting guests to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to represent opposition to his policies and rhetoric. An aide to U.S. Rep. Loi... Read more

  • Perlmutter Votes to Fund the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting in support of funding and opening the government: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made commitments to work with Democrats to address the many pressing issues we face. The Republican majority passed a giant tax cut for their wealthy donors in a matter of days. They’ve had more than a year to pass a sensible budget. We have much to get done and if they can’t govern responsibly, they have no bus... Read more

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