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  • Perlmutter Applauds Study on Quiet Zones
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded the release of the Government Accountability Office’s study on railroad quiet zones. The report was conducted after an amendment authored by Perlmutter was included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act signed into law in December 2015. “Today’s report confirms what communities in my district have been telling me for years. Establishing quiet zones are costly, burdensome, and lack clear guidance from the Fede... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis Continue to Demand Higher Safety Standards for Helicopters
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) continued their efforts to demand higher safety standards for helicopters by offering an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization package that would require all new helicopters to be equipped with safer fuel systems. Unfortunately, House Republicans refused to allow a vote on the amendment as part of the six-month extension to the FAA reauthorization. “We have known for decades how to make h... Read more

  • Fueling the fire: Legislation proposed to make helicopters safer
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Twenty months after 9Wants to Know started an investigation looking into antiquated helicopter fuel systems, members of Colorado’s congressional delegation appear ready to act on many of the investigation’s findings. Thursday, Rep. Jared Polis and Rep. Ed Perlmutter introduced what they’re calling the “Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act.” The legislation, an extension of previously proposed legislation, would require helicopter manufacturers to place crashworthy fuel systems onboard every newly b... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins New Democrat Coalition to Propose Bipartisan Infrastructure and Tax Reform Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and 45 members of the New Democrat Coalition (New Dems) sent a letter to President Trump encouraging him to focus on tax reform and fixing our nation’s infrastructure. For too long, Congress has relied on irresponsible, stop-gap measures that hinder economic growth and make it more difficult to revitalize our outdated infrastructure and overly-complicated tax code. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rated our the U.S.’s infrast... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • Flight For Life Mahany Heroes Park in Frisco to honor local pilot
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    It’s a little more than a year after a horrific Flight For Life Helicopter crash, and the Summit County community is still slowly picking up the pieces. But Julie Kelble, an emergency room nurse at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and chairperson of the Flight For Life Mahany Heroes Park committee, hopes a new park will help everyone begin to heal. “It’s really a place of respect and honor,” Kelble said. “For (the committee) it’s been an avenue for us to heal on the inside, and now we want that... Read more

  • Major push to land federal grant for $230M I-25 road project bears fruit
    Posted in In the News on July 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    A $230 million project to expand Interstate 25 between Loveland and Fort Collins has netted a $15 million grant from the federal government. The money came from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program, which helps pay for road, rail, transit and port projects. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) had asked for $25 million, according to an April 2016 letter of support for the... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Federal Railroad Administrator’s Visit to Discuss Train Noise
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released a statement regarding Federal Railroad Administrator (FRA) Sarah Feinberg’s visit to Colorado to discuss the agency’s train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. “I’m glad Administrator Feinberg came to Colorado to listen to the problems Colorado communities have been dealing with for years and committing to work with us to improve the train horn rule. I look forward to the GAO study, which I success... Read more

  • After Frisco crash, Colorado lawmakers call for increased helicopter safety
    Posted in In the News on February 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Content originally published by Summit Daily on February 17th, 2016. With recent concerns regarding crash-resistant helicopter fuel systems, Rep. Jared Polis, a democrat whose district includes Summit County, is pushing to close a legal loophole allowing helicopters to be manufactured without crash-resistant systems. After writing a letter urging the Federal Aviation Administration to more quickly revise safety standards in October, Reps. Polis (CO-02) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) took matters fur... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Bill to Update Safety Standards for Crash Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Bill to Update Safety Standards for Crash Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems Bill requires FAA to expedite rulemaking and finalize by December 31, 2016 Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) introduced the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act to require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to finalize a rulemaking by December 31, 2016 requiring all newly manufactured helicopters to be built with crash resistant fuel systems. The December 31s... Read more

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