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Polis Praises Steps to Normalize U.S.-Cuba Relations
December 17, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the US would be taking steps to improve relations with Cuba: “Today’s announcement by the President marks a long overdue step towards ending our misguided and ineffective policies towards Cuba. I am pleased that President Obama has heeded the calls of myself and other Members of Congress who wrote him this month urging fundamental changes in U.S. policy towards Cuba. Th... More
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Polis Lauds FCC Vote to Increase Funding for E-Rate
December 11, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today released the following statement lauding the FCC vote to increase funding for the E-Rate Program, expanding internet access to low-income and rural schools and libraries: “In order to succeed in the 21st century economy, our students need access to the tools that power the 21st century economy. At a time when so much of Washington is broken, it is encouraging to see that some progress can be made, particularly in an area as critical as expanding the speed... More
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Polis Votes Against ‘CROmnibus’ Spending Bill
December 11, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today voted against the so-called “CROmnibus” spending bill which passed the House of Representatives this evening. The bill was brought under a closed rule and no amendments were permitted to be brought up on the floor prior to the vote. “This spending bill is a perfect example of why Congress has such a low approval rating,” said Rep. Polis. “Members were shown this 1600 page bill for the first time less than 48 hours before voting on it. Those of us who took... More
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Colorado Congressional Delegation Sends Letter Urging VA, KT to Negotiate a Path Forward for VA Hospital
December 11, 2014
Today the Colorado Congressional delegation sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Kiewit Corporation, and Turner Construction, urging immediate negotiations to determine a path forward to continue construction of the VA hospital in Aurora. The letter, co-signed by the entire Congressional delegation, laid out the need for a short and long-term solution and the importance of the construction project for the veterans of the Rocky Mountain region and the State of Colo... More
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Polis Fights Against Massive Erosion of Campaign Finance Limits Included in Omnibus Bill
December 10, 2014
Today, Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) joined Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-21), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), Donna Edwards (MD-04), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and John Sarbanes (MD-03) in submtting an amendment to the House Rules Committee striking language included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill that drastically increases how much money America’s wealthiest donors can give to political party committees. If Division N, Section 101 of H.R. 83 were to become law, a single individual could donate... More
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