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Perlmutter Announces Committee Assignments for 116th Congress
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced his committee assignments for the 116th Congress:
“From reducing the public safety risk associated with cash-only marijuana businesses and making housing more affordable to supporting the state’s aerospace economy, these committees deal with a variety of issues that are important to Colorado,” said Perlmutter. “I look forward to continuing to work on these issues and pushing forward several key pieces of legislation.”
Perlmutter has served on the Financial Services Committee since first being elected to Congress. During that time, his priorities have been providing access to the banking system for legal marijuana-related businesses, consumer protection, making housing more affordable and accessible, and combatting terrorism and crime.
Serving on the Science Committee since 2015, Perlmutter has worked to ensure NASA has the funding and resources necessary to get humans to Mars in 2033 as well as funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo missions.
Unlike other committees, the Rules Committee is not responsible for a specific area of policy, but rather in charge of setting the terms for debate and amendment of all bills which come to the floor. It is often referred to as the “traffic cop of Congress”. Perlmutter previously served on the Rules Committee in 2009 and 2010.
“I’ve worked with Congressman Perlmutter for years on issues ranging from creating jobs to promoting human rights. He’s never been afraid to ask tough questions and bring innovative ideas to the table to move Colorado and our nation forward. His prior experience on the Rules Committee will be invaluable. I welcome him back to the committee and look forward to continuing to work together this Congress,” said Rules Chairman Jim McGovern (MA-02).
Perlmutter is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition and Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce. Additionally, he is a member of the Committee on Caucus Procedures, a committee within the House Democratic Caucus charged with working to help members understand the Caucus rules and creating opportunities for junior members to gain experience.