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  • The Defense Spending Bill Clears The House With Colorado Reps. Voting On Party Lines
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    The U.S. House passed a $733 billion defense spending bill 220-197 without one single Republican vote. The bill is $17 billion dollars less than a Senate version of the bill that passed last month. Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn voted against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) because of that difference in the bottom line. Lamborn stood with Republican leadership and other members of the Armed Services Committee denouncing the bill as partisan before the vote. Lamborn is concerned that ... Read more

  • Colorado delegates at D-Day anniversary event
    Posted in In the News on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jason Crow (CO-06) are pictured during the bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Normandy, France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day invasion. The congressional delegation was also joined by President Donald Trump as part of his current European trip. Content originally published by the Centennial Citizen on June 11, 2019. Read more

  • “It’s been awhile”: A Colorado congressman jumped out of a plane to commemorate D-Day
    Posted in In the News on June 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    It has been nearly 15 years since U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger and member of the 82nd Airborne Division, parachuted in service to his country. “It’s been awhile,” he said in an interview Friday. But the Aurora Democrat took to the skies again Sunday in France when he leaped from a plane to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the broader allied invasion of France during World War II, which was led by paratroopers in the same unit Crow once belonged to. “It means a great de... Read more

  • World War II veteran honored with medals
    Posted in In the News on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Tonville native and long time Brighton area resident George J. Seader, Jr. was honored at the Elks Club on his 100th birthday, June 30, for his service during World War II. At the party, he was cited by U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter for his time in the Army Air Corps “Mighty 8th” unit that is said to have been essential to the victory in Europe. Perlmutter later awarded Seader with three medals for his service and a U.S. flag that had been flown over the US Capitol building on George’s birth... Read more

  • Hallelujah, our veterans are done waiting
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is finally open. The new facility, part of the VA Rocky Mountain Network (VISN-19), will serve about 400,000 Veterans in Colorado and approximately 600,000 Veterans from Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma and portions of Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and North Dakota. For more than two decades and through four presidential administrations and eleven VA Secretaries, Rocky Mountain Veterans have waited for a new faci... Read more

  • HOLE-N-1 – Victory for Colorado veterans
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    For over 20 years, the veterans of Colorado have been fighting for a new state-of-the-art VA Medical Center. Veterans’ organizations, supported by the leadership of the United Veterans Committee, the Colorado congressional delegation and the late Steve Hogan, Mayor of Aurora have worked hard to achieve that difficult goal. On July 21, at the new VA Medical Center, the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Colorado Congressional delegation cut the red ribbon that officially opened the new VA ... Read more

  • PATIENTLY WAITING — The new overdue, over-budget, over-the-top VA center in Aurora is about to open
    Posted in In the News on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    More than eight years after breaking ground and going well over budget by $1 billion, a sea of controversy is parting and revealing a new VA hospital in Aurora. Don’t expect the controversy to end with the construction, local veterans and congressional officials say. Bernie Rogoff has been visiting the soon-to-open Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center hospital in Aurora every few weeks for meetings. He’s sat through myriad meetings as he’s helped steer the project since the early planning s... Read more

  • Jeffco Platoon reunites, 50 years later
    Posted in In the News on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    It might have come nearly 50 years late, but about 25 surviving members of the Jefferson County Platoon finally received the welcome home they missed at the Lakewood Civic Center on June 30. “Vets from almost all other American wars received a welcome home when they returned, but Vietnam veterans didn’t,” said Joe Sleevi, a member of the platoon who planned the 50th anniversary reunion with Don Emmot, another platoon member. “For me, this event is almost a prayer for those who died in Vietnam an... Read more

  • Perlmutter Hosts Panel Discussion with Three Brothers Who Served During Vietnam War
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Lakewood, Colo. – In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted a panel discussion with three brothers who served during the Vietnam War: Gerry Spann, Don Spann and John Spann. This panel discussion served as the culminating event to the eight Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies held by Congressman Perlmutter in 2017 which honored nearly 900 Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado. The Spann brothers were recognized for their service during a pinnin... 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

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