U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis introduces bill that requires warrants to search Americans’ digital devices at the border
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Science & Technology

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. -- along with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; and Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas -- introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act, a bill to ensure Americans are not forced to endure indiscriminate and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops and other digital devices just to cross the border. The bipartisan, bicameral bill shuts down a legal “Bermuda Triangle” that currently allows law enforcement agencies to search Americans’ phone... Read more

  • Polis to reintroduce Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., reintroduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would end the federal prohibition on marijuana. The reintroduction of the legislation comes after Trump administration officials made statements indicating “greater enforcement” of federal law prohibiting recreational marijuana use. “Colorado has proven that allowing responsible adults to legally purchase marijuana, gives money to classrooms, not cartels; creates jobs, not addicts; and boost... Read more

  • Polis leads opposition against Republican rollback of consumer privacy protections for internet users
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Polis legislation will allow more high school students to earn college credit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help make college more affordable and accessible by expanding access for high school students to earn college credit. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would provide grants to eligible institutions of higher learning to create dual and concurrent enrollment and early/middle college programs that allow high school students to earn college credits before their high school graduation. “Allow... Read more

  • 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

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  • Polis and Mitchell introduce the College Transparency Act of 2017

    May 17, 2017

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 2434) to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school. The Co...

  • Polis statement on Firestone home explosion investigation

    May 02, 2017

    Boulder, Colo.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after learning that the April 17th Firestone home explosion was the result of an abandoned gas line that was not sealed properly. “Avoidable. What occurred in Firestone, while de...

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