U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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 announces support for nuclear agreement with Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) issued the following statement today in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran announced by President Obama on July 14th: “The last thing the world needs is another state with nuclear weapons. Iran’s support for global terrorism and its nuclear ambitions pose a grave threat not only to our national security, but to our ally Israel and the security of the world. It is precisely because of this threat that we must do ... Read more

  • Full Text of the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Important Information on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense

    Representative Polis invites all constituents of Colorado's Second District to review the text of the proposed U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran, and to provide feedback or ask questions by sending him an email or calling one of his offices. A searchable PDF containing the entirety of the deal is available here. The deal's first annex is available here, and it's second annex is here. For key excerpts, visit this link. Read more

  • PRIVACY: Polis Amendment Preventing DEA Bulk Surveillance Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense, Science & Technology

    An amendment introduced by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) to prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from engaging in warrantless bulk data collection just passed the House tonight on a 242-183 vote. The amendment was included in the passage of the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill. “The Drug Enforcement Administration’s secret bulk surveillance program – which came to light earlier this year more than 20 years after the program’s initiation – was a grave infr... Read more

  • Polis: DREAMers like Oscar should be allowed to serve in military
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy & Defense

    Earlier this hour, during consideration in the House of Representatives of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Republicans passed an amendment that removed the “Enable DREAMers to Serve” amendment. The bipartisan “Enable DREAMers to Serve” amendment passed the House Armed Services Committee last month and would have directed the Secretary of Defense to explore the possibility of allowing DREAMers to serve in the military. Rep. Polis issued the following statement: “I know a you... Read more

  • Polis Statement on House Passage of Cybersecurity Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense, Science & Technology

    Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) issued the following statement following today’s House passage of H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, and yesterday’s passage of H.R. 1560, Protecting Cyber Networks Act: “As we have seen time and again, the federal government has an exceptionally poor track record of safeguarding Americans’ personal information when it is entrusted with it. Sadly, this week the House chose to entrust the federal government with even broader access ... Read more

  • Polis, Foster, Vargas Introduce House Resolution Calling On DOD To Allow DREAMers In The Military
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy & Defense

    Today Representatives Jared Polis, Bill Foster, and Juan Vargas reintroduced a House resolution calling on the Department of Defense to allow DREAMers to serve in the military. A copy of the resolution can be found here. “Regardless of your politics on immigration, we should all agree that bright young people who are willing to contribute to this country by serving in our military should be allowed to do so,” said Rep. Polis. “Our resolution would encourage the Department of Defense to allow the... Read more

  • Colorado House Democrats Call for Immediate, Clean Funding of DHS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy & Defense

    Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), and Jared Polis (CO-02) made the following statement calling for an immediate vote in the House on a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): “For months now we have heard Republican leaders promise there would be no DHS shutdown on their watch and that we cannot play games with our national security. Yet today we are a mere 48 hours away from the brink of a security crisis that has been manufactured by the... Read more

  • Polis Praises President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Foreign Policy & Defense, Health Care, Education, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s FY2016 budget: “Over the past several weeks, the President has traveled the country laying out concrete steps to strengthen the middle class, improve our education system, and invest in our economy. The budget that President Obama released today brings together these plans and recognizes that when we make smart investments in our infrastructure, our communities, and our citizens,... Read more

  • Polis Statement on President Obama’s 6th SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Foreign Policy & Defense, Education, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight the President left no doubt that he will not be a lame duck President these next two years. He laid out many bold and forward-looking plans that have the potential to improve the strength of our economy, the security of our country, and the lives of all Americans. “I am particularly excited by the President’s renewed commitment to education and privacy issues,... Read more

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