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Most Popular Bill Yet to Pass? Polis’ Email Privacy Act
July 1, 2015
Americans have demanded greater privacy protections for their online communications and the majority of Congress agrees - overwhelmingly. The Email Privacy Act, introduced in February by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Kevin Yoder (R-KS) has now reached 284 co-sponsors, making it the most supported bill in the House of Representatives that has not gotten a floor vote. The bill would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to ensure Americans’ online communications are protected from... More
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Polis Statement on Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule
June 30, 2015
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, & Pensions Ranking Member Jared Polis issued the following statement following the Department of Labor’s announcement today that it plans to raise the overtime salary threshold for salaried workers to $50,440 from $23,660. “Hard-working Americans deserve to be paid fairly for their time. Unfortunately, for the past several decades that hasn’t been the case, as American families have worked longer and harder only to see the buying power of their paycheck... More
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Polis: Today is a historic day for equal rights
June 26, 2015
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to strike down same-sex marriage bans and make marriage equality the law of the land in all U.S. states and territories: “The road to LGBT equality in America has not been an easy one. From the Stonewall riots in 1969, to an epidemic that killed hundreds of thousands of gay men; from a San Francisco Supervisor assassinated for refusing to blend in, to a ... More
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Polis, Roe, Kind, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Retirement Information Communications
June 5, 2015
Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Ron Kind (D-WI), and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would modernize the way employers communicate important retirement information by automatically opting participants into electronic delivery of documents. The Receiving Electronic Statements to Improve Retiree Earnings (RETIRE) Act would catch-up with Americans’ overwhelming shift towards digital communication while providing strong protections for those ... More
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MARIJUANA: Polis Pushes Feds to Stay Out of State Drug Policy
June 3, 2015
The House of Representatives today voted on two bipartisan amendments sponsored by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) to the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill. The Amendments would stop the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) from preventing states from implementing their own marijuana laws. The McClintock-Polis Marijuana Amendment would prevent the DEA from prosecuting individuals who use, sell, or possess marijuana in compliance with state laws. This measure would provide much-n... More
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