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Polis, Gardner, Bennet Introduce Bolts Ditch Legislation
February 9, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced legislation to address Bolts Ditch in the town of Minturn, Colorado. When Holy Cross Wilderness Area was designated by Congress in 1980, Bolts Ditch was inadvertently left off of the list of existing water facilities. This legislation would authorize special use of the Bolts Ditch headgate and the segment of the Bolts Ditch within the Holy Cross Wilderness Area, allowing of Minturn to use its exis... More
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Polis, Torres, DeLauro Call for End to Raids, Humane Treatment of Refugees
February 4, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) were joined by thirty Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch reiterating concerns about due process and the safety of recently deported Central American families. The letter points out that many of the families may require special accommodation, given that a high percentage of Central American families suffer from depression and/or p... More
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Polis Statement on Upcoming Judiciary Committee Markup of Email Privacy Act
February 3, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) released the following statement today following the House Judiciary Committee’s announcement that the committee will markup the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699), an overwhelmingly popular online privacy bill sponsored by Polis and Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KY). “The last time our email privacy laws were updated, I was a sixth-grader and playing computer games meant inserting a floppy disk into an Apple II. As a result of Congress’s failure to keep pace with technology, every Ameri... More
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Polis, Wyden, Blumenauer, Massie Host Industrial Hemp Expo at U.S. Capitol
February 2, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) today hosted an Industrial Hemp expo at the U.S. Capitol bringing together leading policymakers and entrepreneurs in the movement to restore industrial hemp to American agriculture. The expo, which drew more than 100 visitors, featured television personality Montel Williams and former CIA Director and Ambassador James Woolsey as keynote speakers, and showcased more than a dozen small busine... More
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Polis, Bonamici, Gillibrand urge DOL to address pay discrimination by federal contractors
January 21, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez urging the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue a robust final rule on the Equal Pay Report – a critical data collection tool for combating the pay gap in federal contracting. The letter was co-signed by 24 Senators and 50 Members of the House of Representatives. The Equal Pay Report, once finalized, will require federal contractors to report summary c... More
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