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  • Gardner, Polis, Tipton, Introduce KOMBUCHA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Local Issues

    Today Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would eliminate federal alcohol taxes on kombucha and update regulations for kombucha companies in Colorado and nationwide. “It’s important that our tax code evolve to address its unintended consequences on emerging industries, and its effect on Kombucha manufacturers is an example of why Congress must act to amend it,” said Senator Gardner. “This bipar... Read more

  • Polis defends Boulder County against Attorney General’s overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave the following statement after news that the Colorado Attorney General is suing Boulder County over its fracking moratorium. Read more

  • Congress gets serious about Blockchain
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Science & Technology

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) announced the launch of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. The bipartisan Caucus will be dedicated to the advancement of sound public policy toward blockchain-based technologies and digital currencies. “Blockchain has the potential to transform the 21st century economy,” Polis said. “Lawmakers need to understand that as the world rapidly changes, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we craft policies and adapt laws that match o... Read more

  • Polis statement on executive actions to advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Washington D.C. – Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders that would advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Former President Barack Obama rejected Keystone XL in 2015 and delayed the planned Dakota Access pipeline last year, requesting further environmental analysis by the Army Corps of Engineers. “For decades, scientists have proven the devastating impact of fossil fuels on our climate,” Polis said. “After ... Read more

  • Share your health care story!
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Please share how the Affordable Care Act has helped you or your family. Click here to share. Read more

  • Polis, Yoder Reintroduce Widely-Supported Email Privacy Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science & Technology, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) reintroduced the Email Privacy Act, legislation that modernizes America’s digital privacy laws by establishing protections against warrantless searches of private emails. The Email Privacy Act would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to state that all government agencies must get a warrant to search Americans’ online communications, regardless of when the email was crafted. In 1986, Congress passe... Read more

  • Polis statement on crisis in Aleppo
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding the ongoing crisis in Aleppo, Syria. "In light of these atrocities, I believe that we cannot continue to sit idly by," Polis said. "Over the last five years, we have seen the devastating cost of inaction, and as Americans, we have a responsibility to lead. I call on President Obama to use all channels at his disposal to negotiate a cessation of hostilities in East Aleppo with the Russian, Iranian, and Syria... Read more

  • Polis statement on finalization of Methane and Waste Prevention Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s finalization of the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. The final rule will update a 30-year old regulation that for decades has permitted the wasteful release of natural gas into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations on public and Indian lands. The guidance updates regulations for natural gas venting, flaring, and leaks. Additionally, the rule ensures operators are acco... Read more

  • Tomorrow: Polis to host Third-Annual Hemp Symposium and Legislative Workshop
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Loveland, Colo.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, will welcome over 150 guests to his Third-Annual Hemp Symposium and Legislative Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The free symposium will bring together experts from the many segments of the industrial hemp industry, connecting and developing this growing network. In addition, it will serve to continue the conversation about the expansion of the hemp industry, and its economic impact on both Colorado and our nation as a whole. Hemp is a growing industr... Read more

  • Polis to participate in Facebook Live discussion on International Entrepreneur Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will participate in a Facebook Live discussion on the new International Entrepreneur Rule, announced by the Obama Administration in August. The proposed Rule would allow qualified international entrepreneurs to temporarily reside in the U.S. to start or grow a business. The public may comment on the rule through Oct. 17. The Facebook Live discussion is hosted by FWD.us, and it will include entrepreneurs and experts on immigration. The public is invited to ask questions... Read more

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  • Polis to host community town halls in March

    February 17, 2017

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will host the following community town halls in March: Boulder/Broomfield Area Town Hall Sunday, March 12 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MT Location: To be announced RSVP Fort Collins/Loveland Area Town Hall Sunday, March 12 5:00 p....

  • Gardner, Polis, Tipton, Introduce KOMBUCHA Act

    February 15, 2017

    Today Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would eliminate federal alcohol taxes on kombucha and update regulations for kombucha companies in Colora...

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