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  • 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

  • Melecio Andazola Morales has been deported despite help from Colorado congressmen, loud outcry
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    A Denver-area father living in the U.S. unlawfully has been deported despite help from at least two of Colorado’s Democratic congressmen and an outcry about his case that stretched across the nation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Melecio Andazola Morales was removed from the country Dec. 15. Andazola Morales’ supporters say he was at an interview with an immigration agent Oct. 12, believing he was about to be granted U.S. residency, when he was detained by immigration officers. H... Read more

  • Perlmutter Shows Support for Passing the Dream Act, Funding CHIP and CHCs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) continues to show support for several critical programs that many Coloradans and Americans rely on: “While Republicans are busy celebrating their plan to cut taxes for corporations and their wealthy donors, there’s still real work left to be done to keep the government open past Friday and address a long list of overdue priorities to help hardworking Coloradans. I will continue to fight for access to affordable healthcare for children and famili... Read more

  • Colorado dad facing deportation gets support from Congressman Ed Perlmutter, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, both Colorado Democrats, have each introduced legislation in support of a Denver-area father facing deportation after he was detained by immigration officialslast month during what he thought was the last process in getting his green card. It’s unclear what impact the measures — known as private bills — will have on the case of Melecio Andazola Morales. The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under President Donald Trump, ... Read more

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