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Polis leads opposition against Republican rollback of consumer privacy protections for internet users
March 28, 2017
WASHINGTON: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., led opposition today against a Republican move to rollback consumer privacy protections for internet users. Republicans stripped existing rules that require broadband internet service providers to notify customers before selling off their personal information. Broadband Internet Service Providers have access to customer information ranging from physical location to shopping habits and beyond. “While Republicans are talking loudly about fake wiretapping and ... More
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Polis statement on health care victory
March 24, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after Republicans in the House of Representatives withdrew the Republican health care plan. “Power to the people! Today is about each and every person in my district who spoke up and said, ‘Not my health care, not today.’ Health care policy is high stakes. It’s life or death for many, and I am so very happy that political games didn’t win out over the health and wellbeing of Americans. We have work to do going forward, but with my community... More
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Polis statement on Supreme Court’s decision in support of students with special needs
March 22, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District rejecting the lower court’s analysis regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and upholding the original intent of the critical legislation: “The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was passed to ensure that every child in America, including those with special needs, receives the great education they deserve,”... More
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Why Americans should be worried about their online, broadband privacy
March 22, 2017
Over the last couple of months, the dialogue surrounding government surveillance and consumer privacy has shifted in a troubling direction. While news outlets are covering everything from false claims of wiretaps to outlandish claims of reconnaissance microwaves, Republicans are quietly taking real and dramatic steps to protect corporate profits at the cost of your privacy. A few weeks ago, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) filed bills in both the House ... More
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Polis statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal
March 16, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that included massive cuts to essential domestic programs: "This is a carelessly crafted wrecking ball," Polis said. "The President's budget says less diplomacy, more bombs. He's saying less resources for underserved students, and more for private schools. He’s saying less funding for our world-renowned scientists, and more dollars for walls. He's saying... More
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