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Polis Introduces Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Bill
May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today introduced a bill to preserve 58,000 acres of wilderness and recreation lands in Summit and eastern Eagle Counties. Crafted with input from dozens of stakeholder groups, including The Wilderness Society, Vail Resorts, the Outdoor Industry Association, the International Mountain Biking Association, Conservation Colorado, and affected municipalities and businesses, the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act will help sustain recre... More
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Polis Announces Winner of Bill Naming Contest
May 19, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis today announced that Bob Waters of Boulder, Colorado is the winner of his “Name Your Own Bill” contest. The contest, launched earlier this month, encouraged Coloradans to participate in the legislative process by suggesting potential names for a wilderness and recreation bill Polis is planning to introduce. The winning name suggestion was “The Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act.” “We’re thrilled to have a name that both descriptively captures the area we’re trying ... More
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Polis: DREAMers like Oscar should be allowed to serve in military
May 15, 2015
Earlier this hour, during consideration in the House of Representatives of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Republicans passed an... More
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Polis joins Messer, Pocan to help Americans better plan for retirement
May 14, 2015
Today, Representative Jared Polis joined Representatives Luke Messer (IN-R) and Mark Pocan (WI-D) to introduce legislation that will help working Americans make more informed decisions about saving for retirement. After retirement, most members of the workforce will rely on a combination of social security, personal savings, and 401k savings. Unfortunately, nearly 60% of American workers have never calculated how much money they will need to save to live comfortably in retirement. The Lifetime I... More
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Polis Joins Farenthold, Eshoo to Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Protect Free Speech On The Internet
May 13, 2015
Rep. Jared Polis today joined Reps. Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) to introduce legislation to enhance free speech protections for consumers on the Internet. Chairman Darrell Issa (CA-49) and Chairman Trent Franks (AZ-08) are also original co-sponsors of the legislation The SPEAK FREE Act of 2015, will protect citizens from frivolous lawsuits that target their First Amendment Rights. Based on the Texas Citizens Participation Act, this bill will prevent bad actors from using a... More
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