Member Spotlight: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)

An alumnus of University of Colorado’s law school with a special interest in business law, Representative Ed Perlmutter was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 in Colorado’s 7th District. Currently serving his seventh term, Rep. Perlmutter was previously elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1994 after working for his father’s construction …

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Regulatory Requirements for Agents in “No Surprises”

Medical insurance claim form with stethoscope and surgical face mask. There are also other pieces of paperwork on the desk, including a patient form. The No Surprises Act, which was passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021, was designed to reduce the effect and frequency of surprise medical bills on health …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor Kept Out of Defense Bill

Despite bipartisan support from key senators, over 20 governors from both major political parties, and a broad coalition of cannabis, insurance, and business groups, the U.S. Senate prevented the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act from being included in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. The House originally passed …

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Senate Passes NFIP Extension to February 18, 2022

The U.S. Senate tonight passed H.R.6119, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until February 18 by a vote of 69-28. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire this coming Friday, December 3 at midnight, was included in the bill. The House of Representatives already passed the bill earlier …

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House Extends NFIP to Feb. 18, 2022 in Continuing Resolution

The U.S. House tonight passed a continuing resolution (CR) by a vote of 221 to 212 to fund the federal government through February 18, 2022. A short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is included in the CR. Funding for the federal government and authority for the NFIP are both still set to …

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