U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Improve copyright system, YODA bill would
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Science & Technology

    Today, introduced was You Own Devices Act (YODA), by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.). In 2015, was when the pair introduced the legislation together. Allowing essential software to travel with physical devices, like computers, YODA will do. By modernizing copyright law in this way, a consumer can sell, lease, or give away a computer, as well as the licenses for essential software that allows the computer to operate, it will. “Old copyright laws stifle innovation an... Read more

  • Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy & Environment

    Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT Washington, Sept. 28: Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) led a bi-partisan group of 95 Members of Congress, alongside Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), urging House leadership to secure full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. “I am fortunate to serve a district that is home to acres and acres of majestic public lands,” said Polis. “We have to protect these public lands and compensate the communities t... Read more

  • McConnell, Wyden, Paul, Polis gain insight to advance industrial hemp research
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    After U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) raised concerns about funding for industrial hemp pilot projects last year, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified which industrial hemp research programs are eligible for existing federal research funding. USDA issued the guidance following a bicameral letter from the legislators. The guidance clarifies that industrial hemp would be eligible for Nat... Read more

  • Polis Offers Overtime Amendment for Puerto Rico Debt Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Amendment would ensure new overtime protections are extended to residents of Puerto Rico Read more

  • Polis Solar EDGE to Boost Expansion and Venture in American Solar Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to continue his push to incentivize clean energy and job growth, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Solar Expansion Distributed Generation Exponentially (EDGE) Act. The bill will promote investment in small scale distributed generation solar projects, especially residential installation, across the U.S., and encourage long-term job growth in the solar industry. “Investing in clean energy technology has been a top priority of mine and many Coloradans,... Read more

  • Polis, Buck Statements on Unfair FEMA Recoupment
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Local Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) released the following statements regarding legislation protecting natural disaster victims from unfair Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recoupments. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act, which passed in the House yesterday, included important requirements that safeguard individuals who have been harmed by misfortunes, such as the recent floods throughout Colorado. Both members have been strong advocates for ... Read more

  • Polis, Wyden, Blumenauer, Massie Host Industrial Hemp Expo at U.S. Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) today hosted an Industrial Hemp expo at the U.S. Capitol bringing together leading policymakers and entrepreneurs in the movement to restore industrial hemp to American agriculture. The expo, which drew more than 100 visitors, featured television personality Montel Williams and former CIA Director and Ambassador James Woolsey as keynote speakers, and showcased more than a dozen small busine... 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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