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Bitcoin Event Pulls in Jared Polis, Bob Goodlatte, Mick Mulvaney
July 28, 2014
By Anne L. Kim Jared Polis and two other House members who have shown a piqued interest in digital currency are hosting an event on the topic Tuesday evening in a House office building. Polis, D-Colo., Reps. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., and Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., are the big names associated with BitCoin Demo Day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building. Companies like Expedia, which earlier this year announced it would accept bitcoins to book hotels, and bitcoin payment process... More
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Polis-Salmon Bill on Competency-Based Education Passes the House of Representatives
July 24, 2014
Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3136, the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act, sponsored by Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02) and Matt Salmon (AZ-05), by a vote of 414-0. The bill would increase access and affordability in higher education by allowing institutions the flexibility to provide a degree that is based on a student’s knowledge and skills instead of seat time. “I am thrilled that the House of Representatives recognized the pr... More
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Information on Providing Care to Unaccompanied Minors
July 18, 2014
Dozens of constituents have written to me asking if their family can take an unaccompanied child into their home as temporary foster parents for the six to 18 months it likely takes for their deportation cases and asylum requests to make their way through the court system. My staff and I are in the process of collecting resources and information for families who wish to personally provide assistance. This page will be updated as we collect additional information. Department of Health and Human S... More
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Polis Statement on Upcoming Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Workplace Discrimination by Federal Contractors
July 18, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will issue an executive order banning businesses from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity: “This executive order is a major step toward ensuring that LGBT employees have the same protections against discrimination and harassment that their colleagues already enjoy. I comm... More
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Polis, Udall Hail Senate Passage of Proposal to Expand Workforce Housing in Summit County
July 10, 2014
U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Jared Polis hailed the U.S. Senate's passage of their bill to help Summit County support local businesses and jobs by expanding affordable workforce housing. The Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act conveys 40 acres of federal administrative land from the U.S. Forest Service Dillon Ranger District to Summit County to build affordable workforce housing while supporting a new Dillon Ranger District administrative building nearby. The bill now... More
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