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Polis Selected to ESEA Conference Committee
November 17, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) was one of seven House Democrats chosen today to serve on the conference committee to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. ESEA, the nation’s most sweeping K-12 law, has not been updated since 2001. “As the founder of two charter schools, I have seen firsthand the power of innovation and choice to provide better educational opportunities to all families,” Polis said. “When I was the chairman of the Colorado Sta... More
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Polis: DOL Home Care Rule ‘a long-overdue victory for millions of working families’
November 12, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Home Care Final Rule, which took effect with enforcement this morning: “After years of legal battles, home care workers are finally receiving the bedrock minimum wage and overtime protections that members of all other industries are afforded. That’s a long-overdue victory for millions of working famili... More
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Polis statement on Appeals Court’s deferred action ruling
November 10, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision not to lift the preliminary injunction that has temporarily halted the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program: “Yesterday’s decision was disappointing, but completely unsurprising. Fortunately, and after an inappropriately long delay, the decision finally cleared the way for the Department of Justice to appeal this matter... More
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Notorious Ski Highway Gets Critical First Step on Road to Relief
November 5, 2015
An amendment authored by Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) to designate I-70 from Denver to Salt Lake City as a Corridor of High Priority passed the House of Representatives today as part of a major transportation bill that funds the country’s roads, bridges, and highways. With this Congressional designation, I-70 will now be eligible for certain federal funding streams to help with maintenance and improvement on what is a notoriously congested highway, especially during peak ski travel times. ... More
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Provisions of Polis-Perlmutter bill to prevent marijuana-impaired driving pass House of Representatives
November 5, 2015
A measure calling for federal research into the most scientifically sound methods for stopping marijuana-impaired driving, originally proposed by Reps. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), was included in the comprehensive transportation reauthorization bill that passed the House today. “No matter what side of the legalization debate you fall on, we all agree on the importance of keeping our roads safe from impaired drivers,” Rep. Polis said. “Unfortunately, we’ve failed to make studyi... More
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