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Polis statement on Obama Administration’s move to increase homeowner access to renewable energy
July 19, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new guidelines for families to install renewable energy and water conservation projects in their homes. With the updated guidelines, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing will once again be available for all homes with mortgages issued by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). It will allow homeowners to complete energy projects immediately and pay back the cost over time throug... More
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Rep. Polis Statement on Cold Springs Fire
July 11, 2016
Washington, D.C., July 11, 2016: Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding the Cold Springs Fire, which is burning two miles north of Nederland, Colo. As of earlier today, more than 300 fire personnel and 24 aircrafts are working to contain the fire. More information and updates on Cold Springs Fire are here. "As the Cold Springs Fire continues to spread, our thoughts remain with Nederland and surrounding communities, as well as all of the families who have been force... More
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Rep. Polis Statement on Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization
July 11, 2016
Washington, D.C., July 11, 2016: The House of Representatives approved the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization (H.R.636) this evening. The FAA reauthorization will extend funding for the program through Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and includes critical provisions to enhance TSA security, shorten security lines, and refund luggage fees when bags are lost or delayed. The package also expands pre-check lanes and improves its sign-up process, assists traveling families to ensure that you... More
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Applying for Federal Financial Aid will be Easier and Quicker
July 11, 2016
Washington, D.C., July 11, 2016: The House of Representatives approved Rep. Polis’s bill to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today. The Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act (H.R.3177) modifies the application process by: ·Allowing students to fill out the FAFSA as early as October, as opposed to January. Students could fill out the early FAFSA using family income tax returns from two years prior, rather than one year prior. ·Making a mobile-version of the ... More
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Statement from Rep. Jared Polis about the U.S. v Texas decision
June 23, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s split decision in U.S. v. Texas regarding the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program: “While the Supreme Court’s split decision in U.S. v. Texas is disappointing due to the fact that it will further delay the ability of millions of hard-working immigrants ... More
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