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Polis statement on Trump administration’s stance on recreational marijuana
February 23, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “The President has said time and again that the decision about marijuana needs to be left to the states,” Polis said. “Now either the President is flip-flopping or his staff is, once again, speaking out of turn, either way these comments leave doubt and uncertainty for the marijua... More
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Polis: ‘In undermining the safety of transgender students, the Trump administration's actions will also cost school districts money.’
February 22, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave the following statement after news that the Trump administration will not follow guidance that says that schools receiving Title IX funding cannot discriminate against transgender students. “The Department of Education and Department of Justice give legal guidance to schools to protect from costly lawsuits and protect students. Without this guidance schools will be subject to more costly lawsuits. Transgender students, like all students, deserve access to a twenty... More
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Polis to host community town halls in March
February 17, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will host the following community town halls in March: Boulder/Broomfield Area Town Hall Sunday, March 12 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MT Location: To be announced RSVP Fort Collins/Loveland Area Town Hall Sunday, March 12 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. MT Location: To be announced RSVP Polis is scheduling additional town halls for April, and he is planning several telephone town halls for when he is in Washington, D.C. Polis has a history of accessibility, hosting over 30 town halls ... More
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Gardner, Polis, Tipton, Introduce KOMBUCHA Act
February 15, 2017
Today Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would eliminate federal alcohol taxes on kombucha and update regulations for kombucha companies in Colorado and nationwide. “It’s important that our tax code evolve to address its unintended consequences on emerging industries, and its effect on Kombucha manufacturers is an example of why Congress must act to amend it,” said Senator Gardner. “This bipar... More
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Polis defends Boulder County against Attorney General’s overreach
February 14, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave the following statement after news that the Colorado Attorney General is suing Boulder County over its fracking moratorium. “We should all be outraged that the Colorado Attorney General has chosen to use public tax dollars to bully Boulder County on behalf of the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry is more than equipped to bring their own lawsuits, and I suspect they have opted not to sue Boulder County because they know Colorado law allows for a short ... More
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