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Big Block of Cheese Day Boulder
August 3, 2015
In 1837 President Andrew Jackson had an idea: let the people eat cheese…at the White House. According to popular legend, Jackson had a massive, 1,400-... More
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Polis Introduces Bill to Streamline FAFSA
July 29, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) joined Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN), Joe Heck (R-NV), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) today in introducing a bipartisan bill to streamline the process by which students apply for federal financial aid for college. The Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act would allow students who are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to use family income data from two years prior, rather than one year prior. This would help students apply for financial... More
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Young, Polis introduce bill to provide innovative way to finance higher education
July 29, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) today introduced a bipartisan bill that would help provide more affordable student loan options. The Investing in Student Success Act of 2015 provides the legal certainty for an innovative type of funding mechanism, called Income Share Agreements (ISAs), that can help students more easily finance a college degree, while including important consumer protections. Under an ISA, a student receives private funds in exchange for agreeing to pay an aff... More
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Polis joins civil rights leaders to unveil comprehensive LGBT equality bill
July 23, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) today joined Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and John Lewis (D-GA) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to introduce a landmark bill that would extend civil rights statutes to end discrimination against LGBT individuals. Specifically, the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other existing laws to prohibit discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in the areas of employment... More
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Reps. Messer and Polis release statement on the introduction of the SAFE KIDS Act
July 16, 2015
Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) and Congressman Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement after the SAFE KIDS Act was introduced today in the Senate by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): “We commend our colleagues in the Senate for their work on this important issue. We are glad to see that the SAFE KIDS act advances the principles put forth in the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act Congressman that we introduced in the House this year. Evolving ... More
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