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Charter Schools: We Want to Break Through the Partisan Gridlock
April 8, 2014
As strong advocates for parental school choice, we were pleased that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was open to learning about the tremendous opportunities that charter schools can offer students and families. His decision to allow continued access to high-quality charter school options will ensure that the best curriculum, programs and school performance guide where parents enroll their children in school, not their ZIP code. Nationally, this debate is alive and well within and between our ... More
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Polis Lauds Committee Passage of Bipartisan Charter School Bill in 36-3 Vote
April 8, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement after the bipartisan Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act overwhelmingly passed the House Committee on Education and the Workforce by a vote of 36-3: “I am thrilled that the Education and Workforce Committee has come together to advance this bipartisan bill in such an overwhelming manner. Today the Committee recognized the important role that public charter schools play in increasing high-quality educati... More
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Polis Named GQ Magazine’s New Spokesman
April 1, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) was named GQ Magazine’s new spokesman for 2014, the publication announced today. Calling a polo shirt with a bow ti... More
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Polis, 17 Bipartisan Representatives Request more than $120 Million for Disaster Relief Programs
March 31, 2014
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), along with a bipartisan group of 17 additional Members of Congress, today urged appropriators to include at least $120,305,334 in FY2015 funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. In a letter addressed to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, the Representatives requested funding to address the backlog o... More
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What I'm doing to shrink the deficit
March 28, 2014
If we want our children and grandchildren to inherit a strong and stable economy, Congress must stop procrastinating on deficit reduction and take meaningful action to restore our nation's fiscal integrity. Right now, the House Budget Committee is in the process of crafting its proposed budget for FY 2015, and I am calling on my colleagues who serve on the Committee to eliminate government waste wherever possible by getting rid of programs that don't work and streamlining ones that could operate... More
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