U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis statement on health care victory
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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... Read more

  • Polis statement on Supreme Court’s decision in support of students with special needs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    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,”... Read more

  • Polis statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Health Care, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights, Labor

    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... Read more

  • Polis statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement about Attorney General Jeff Sessions today: “Every day, more and more evidence is discovered about the dangerous ties between the Trump campaign and administration with Russia. The development involving Attorney General Jeff Sessions is gravely concerning. Obviously, Jeff Sessions is not the best person to investigate Jeff Sessions, and I am pleased that he is finally recusing himself from investigations involving Russia and the... Read more

  • Polis counters Trump’s call for a new office to investigate immigrants who commit crime
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., announced that he is planning to start the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce or “SAINT” to collect stories of immigrants - both documented and undocumented - who have positively contributed to U.S. society through heroic or lifesaving acts. There are many Americans who are alive today only because of the heroic acts of immigrants who saved their lives. Watch the complete announcement here. Polis started the taskforce in response to President Trump’... Read more

  • Polis to welcome DREAMer to Trump’s Joint Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., will welcome a DREAMer to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress as an example of inclusivity and diversity. Oscar Juarez-Luna moved to United States with his family from Mexico when he was a young child. Oscar grew up only knowing the United States as home, and even wanted to serve the country in the military. When he tried to enlist, he learned he was unable to do so because he was undocumented. Soon after, Oscar pursued a degree in mechanical engine... Read more

  • Polis statement on Trump administration’s stance on recreational marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “The President has said time and again that the decision about marijuana needs to be left to the states,” Polis said. “Now either the President is flip-flopping or his staff is, once again, speaking out of turn, either way these comments leave doubt and uncertainty for the marijua... Read more

  • Polis: ‘In undermining the safety of transgender students, the Trump administration's actions will also cost school districts money.’
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave the following statement after news that the Trump administration will not follow guidance that says that schools receiving Title IX funding cannot discriminate against transgender students. “The Department of Education and Department of Justice give legal guidance to schools to protect from costly lawsuits and protect students. Without this guidance schools will be subject to more costly lawsuits. Transgender students, like all students, deserve access to a twenty... Read more

  • 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

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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 ...

  • 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...

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