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Most Popular Bill Yet to Pass? Polis’ Email Privacy Act
October 6, 2015
Americans have demanded greater privacy protections for their online communications and the majority of Congress agrees - overwhelmingly. The Email Privacy Act, introduced in February by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Kevin Yoder (R-KS) has now reached 300 co-sponsors, making it the most supported bill in the House of Representatives that has not gotten a floor vote. The bill would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to ensure Americans’ online communications are protected from... More
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Polis statement on Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s resignation announcement
October 2, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) issued the following statement today in response to Arne Duncan’s announcement that he will resign his position as Secretary of Education in December: “In his nearly seven-year tenure at the Department of Education, Secretary Duncan has been a voice and advocate for students at all levels of education, from early childhood to elementary and secondary schools to postsecondary education. “Secretary Duncan did a great job using the waiver process to encourage positive refor... More
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Polis statement on USFWS Greater Sage Grouse announcement
September 22, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement upon today’s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that it has issued a “non-warranted decision” in regard to a potential listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act: “Today’s announcement represents what can happen when people across the political divide and throughout different levels of government come together over a common cause. I’m pleased... More
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Food Freedom: Polis Pushes Feds to Lay Off Kombucha Firms
September 14, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) today pushed the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to refrain from fining kombucha firms in Colorado and across the country for taxing and labeling violations and to instead work with them on a compromise over kombucha’s regulation. Over the last several weeks, the TTB have sent letters to kombucha companies telling them their product was “unlawful” for not following the proper taxing and labeling regulations that govern alcoholic products and that they could... More
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Polis statement on President’s plan to improve financial aid access through the FAFSA
September 14, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s announcement that the Department of Education will begin accepting prior-prior year tax returns for students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): “The President’s decision to allow students to use prior-prior year tax data on their FAFSA applications is an important step toward making federal financial aid more accessible for students and families. The current process, which re... More
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