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Polis Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Grand County Land
March 6, 2015
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) reintroduced legislation to protect a “wedge” of land between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest this week. The legislation, titled the Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015, would incorporate land parcels within the wedge into the Arapaho National Forest and authorize the federal government to acquire land in the designated area from willing landholders. “This ‘wedge’ of undeveloped land is a perfect example of the natur... More
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Polis, Buck Lead Efforts to Protect Disaster Victims from Aggressive FEMA Penalties
March 5, 2015
Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ken Buck (CO-04) today announced that they are leading efforts to protect victims of natural disasters from aggressive attempts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to collect erroneous payments that were issued through no fault of the victim. Under current law, FEMA is allowed to require disaster victims to repay their disaster assistance, if at any time after the payment was made, FEMA changes its determination in a process known as recoupme... More
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Polis Joins Ted Cruz in Calling on Republicans to Stay Out of Local Decisions on Marijuana
February 27, 2015
Today, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) applauded and echoed the comments that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference, where he said states are “laboratories of democracy,” and if state and local citizens “want to go down that road [of legalizing marijuana], that’s their prerogative.” Cruz's defense of local control over marijuana policies comes as members of his party in the House have made outlandish threats of penalties and dire conse... More
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Polis Hosts Telephone Town Hall on Middle-Class Economics
February 26, 2015
More than 3,000 Coloradans participated in a telephone town hall hosted by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) on Tuesday night. The town hall focused on issues important to the middle class and featured Christopher Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. During the town hall, which lasted roughly an hour, Representative Polis, Director Zients, and Deputy Secretary Lu fielded an array of questions... More
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Colorado House Democrats Call for Immediate, Clean Funding of DHS
February 25, 2015
Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), and Jared Polis (CO-02) made the following statement calling for an immediate vote in the House on a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): “For months now we have heard Republican leaders promise there would be no DHS shutdown on their watch and that we cannot play games with our national security. Yet today we are a mere 48 hours away from the brink of a security crisis that has been manufactured by the... More
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