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Polis on GOP Budget: ‘Gimmicks Stacked on Gimmicks’
March 26, 2015
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement after the House voted last night to pass the so-called “Price 2” budget, a partisan proposal that imposes dangerous shifts in federal spending: “Last night the Republican leadership used gimmicks stacked on gimmicks as they passed a radical and partisan budget that they know is dead on arrival at the White House. While we saw Republicans are capable of working across the aisle with a diverse group of Members, as they did with th... More
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Polis Statement on Resignation of VA Official
March 25, 2015
Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) issued the following statement on the resignation of Glenn Haggstrom, the Principal Executive Director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC). Haggstrom retired in the midst of an investigation into delays and cost overruns associated with the design and construction of the VA medical center in Aurora, which is now projected to cost $1.7 billion, nearly five times its original estimation: “Good riddance.” More
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A Bipartisan Immigration Program We Need to Pass Now
March 23, 2015
While it appears increasingly likely that congressional Republicans will punt on much-needed comprehensive immigration reform, it is important for us to look at smaller, yet still useful, steps forward to chip away at this growing, but manufactured crisis. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I have seen firsthand how hard it is to raise funds for worthy projects and companies. Luckily, we have a program in place to help meet the needs of visionary entrepreneurs and developers: the EB-5 visa p... More
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Polis Amendment to Include Academic Input on EPA Advisory Panel Passes House
March 17, 2015
An amendment sponsored by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) to include academic and research institutions on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) science advisory panel unanimously passed the House today. The underlying bill, which Rep. Polis opposed, would affect the ability of EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) to form panels and perform its essential functions of reviewing scientific and technical information used by EPA. “The EPA deserves to have the most current, accurate, and unbiased ... More
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Polis Urges DHS to Maintain Visa Program Vital to CO Businesses
March 13, 2015
Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to issue an interim rule to allow the H-2B seasonal worker visa program to continue as courts address legal challenges to it. This program is critical to many of Colorado’s top industries that rely on seasonal workers admitted on this temporary visa. “The H-2B visa program is a vital component of Colorado’s economy, helping businesses in my District, and across the stat... More
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