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Perlmutter Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the following committee assignments for the 115th Congress:
House Financial Services Committee
· Terrorism & Illicit Finance Subcommittee, Ranking Member
House Science, Space & Technology Committee
· Space Subcommittee
· Oversight Subcommittee
“Both of these committees provide me the opportunity to work on issues that are important to Colorado and Coloradans such as consumer protections, cybersecurity and getting our astronauts to Mars by 2033,” said Perlmutter.
While Perlmutter has been a member of the House Financial Services Committee since 2007, the Terrorism & Illicit Finance Subcommittee is a new assignment. The purpose of the Subcommittee is to understand how terrorists, foreign governments and cyber criminals are using the financial system to perpetrate crimes. The Subcommittee will have official jurisdiction over the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Priorities for the Subcommittee include but are not limited to virtual currencies, cyber extortion, and information sharing.
As a member of the Financial Services Committee, Perlmutter plans to continue to push forward several pieces of legislation including the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act, Data Breach Insurance Act, Foreign Business Bribery Prohibition Act, and Traditional Banking Regulatory Relief Act.
Perlmutter first joined the House Science, Space & Technology Committee in the 114th Congress. On that Committee, Perlmutter’s priorities include working with NASA to develop a long-term plan to send astronauts to Mars by 2033, updating the country’s fleet of weather satellites, and protecting investments in science and our national laboratories such as NREL, NCAR, NSF and NIST.
Earlier this year, Perlmutter worked with Rep. Hultgren (R-IL) to pass the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act as part of H.R. 589, the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act. The legislation provides important tools to spur and accelerate the transfer of new technologies developed at national laboratories.