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Trade Policy Action Center
April 19, 2015
​Actions Congressman Polis Has Taken Congressman Polis has written to President Obama, the U.S. Trade Representative, and congressional leaders several times to ensure that his constituents' concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are being addressed. For example: On March 24th, Jared wrote to Sen. Ron Wyden, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, outlining the importance of incorporating stringent environmental and labor standards and other middle-class priorities into any upc... More
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Polis, Wyden Introduce Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act to Modernize Outdated Copyright Laws
April 16, 2015
U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) today introduced a bill to boost security research, journalism, and freedom of expression by reforming outdated provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). “I’m glad to partner with Senator Ron Wyden on a bill to unleash creative innovation by updating critical Copyright exemptions,” Polis said. “The Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act makes sensible reforms to an antiquated law, reforms that will benefit jou... More
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Polis’s Recoupment, Wildfire Mitigation Measures Included in FEMA Reauthorization
April 15, 2015
Language from Representative Jared Polis’s bills on wildfire mitigation and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recoupment payments was included in a FEMA reauthorization bill (the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015) that passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today. Polis introduced the bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015 in February. It updated FEMA’s guidelines for releasing disaster relief funds to ensure that victims of wildfires have access to t... More
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Polis hosts local school leaders for discussion on student data privacy
April 10, 2015
On Monday, Rep. Jared Polis hosted more than two dozen local school leaders from Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, Jefferson, and Larimer counties for a discussion on student data privacy challenges in today’s modern digital classroom. Polis is soliciting feedback on a draft of a bill he is currently writing to help balance greater innovation and technology capabilities with a parent’s right to protect their child’s privacy. “A parent’s right to protect their kid’s privacy is a fundamental one that w... More
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Polis, Perlmutter Host Fed Reserve Chief for Roundtable with Cannabis Businesses
April 9, 2015
Representatives Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today hosted the Chief Executive of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Esther George, for a roundtable discussion with Colorado cannabis businesses and industry leaders. Reps. Polis and Perlmutter invited George to meet with local cannabis businesses to hear first-hand the challenges they face without access to banking. “We’re glad Esther George was gracious enough to take up our invitation to meet with local businesses and industry lea... More
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