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  • 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

  • Republicans’ Schumer Poster Rankles Dems, Prompts Decorum Vote
    Posted in In the News on January 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Partisan tensions were so high on the first day of the government shutdown that a House Democrat forced the chamber to vote on the question of whether a GOP poster depicting Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer violated House decorum rules. The poster pictured Schumer with a comment he made in 2013 saying that a government shutdown “is the politics of idiocy, of confrontation, of paralysis.” Republicans were using it as a prop as they gave floor speeches seeking to cast blame on Senate Demo... Read more

  • Here’s how a federal government shutdown could affect Colorado — from federal workers to research to parks
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    WASHINGTON — Colorado braced Friday for the possibility of a government shutdown as lawmakers on Capitol Hill appeared no closer to reaching a deal before a late-Friday night deadline. The most immediate impact on Colorado — as with the rest of the country — would be the furlough of thousands of federal workers whose jobs are deemed non-essential by the administration. Excluding the U.S. Department of Defense, there are at least 36,000 civilian federal jobs in Colorado at agencies that range fro... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Fourth Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting against the Republican majority’s Continuing Resolution: “Today we find ourselves in the same spot we were in four weeks ago, and in another month when this fourth CR is set to expire, we will likely be in a similar situation. This is no way to govern. In order to reach a real solution that will fund our government and address some of these pressing issues, we must work together. I stand ready and wa... Read more

  • Perlmutter greets congressional website visitors with message about DACA, health care funding
    Posted in In the News on December 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says he’ll be greeting visitors to his congressional website with a message of support for young immigrants and federal heath care programs until Congress tackles the issues with permanent fixes. “I support Dreamers, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers,” reads white text on a black pop-up graphic that has appeared on the Arvada Democrat’s site since Wednesday. Congress adjourned for the year Thursday after approving temporary funding throu... Read more

  • The deportation of Andazola Morales is a Christmas heartbreaker
    Posted in In the News on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    From its earliest days, President Donald Trump’s bigoted crackdown on those in the United States illegally gave up any pretense of focusing on truly bad actors like the violent criminals and drug runners the Obama administration deported in record number. Instead, the Trump administration took pains to round up even those peaceful undocumented immigrants whose lives here served as inspiration to their communities. The latest example in Colorado came just in time to ruin Christmas for the family ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another Continuing Resolution: “I am disgusted once again to see the GOP leave town kicking the can down the road without completing any of Congress’ important work. The long-time bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program needs a long-term reauthorization, Community Health Centers need funding certainty, Dreamers need protection from deportation, and we need... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats vote against stopgap spending bill with no long-term DACA, CHIP fixes
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    DENVER – Congress voted Thursday to pass a continuing spending billthat will fund the federal government through Jan. 19 when it is signed by President Trump, but all of Colorado’s Democratic delegation voted against the measure, saying Congress should stay and extend programs for young immigrants and children’s health insurance before going home for the holidays. In the House, Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis voted against another funding extension, while Sen. Michael Bennet m... Read more

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