U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis Introduces Education Priorities for 114th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today introduced a pair of education bills that cover some of his top priorities for the 114th Congress. The bills cover a range of education topics including teacher and administration training and funding for innovative teaching methods. These introductions come in advance of the House beginning debate on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. “As the House beg... Read more

  • Polis, Scott, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to End LGBT Student Discrimination
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights

    Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) today introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), which would help protect public school students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) will be introducing the companion bill in the Senate today. “Every single child deserves a quality education that is free from discrimination and prepares them for college an... Read more

  • Polis, Messer Announce Plans to Introduce Student Data Privacy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Science & Technology

    Today, Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Luke Messer (R-IN) released the following statement regarding their plans to introduce student data privacy legislation in the House of Representatives. Earlier today, the White House posted a statement confirming they have been working with Reps. Polis and Messer on this important topic. “We are excited to be working together to protect student privacy in this age of digital learning. There have been important innovations in classroom instruction ov... 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 Named Ranking Member of Health, Employment, Labor, Pensions Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    The Democratic Caucus today announced that Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) will be the Ranking Member of the Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. He will also serve on the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce training. Polis has served on the Education and the Workforce Committee since he was elected to Congress in 2008, and this will be his first term as a Ranking Member. “Health, Employment, Labor and Pension issues touch so many people’... 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

  • Polis Attends Events with President, Education Secretary; Praises Administration for Focus on Education
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today attended major education announcements from President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. This morning Rep. Polis joined Secretary Duncan at Seaton Elementary school in Washington, DC as the Secretary laid out his vision for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the overhaul of No Child Left Behind. He later went to the Federal Trade Commi... Read more

  • Polis Lauds CSU-Global Selection as Department of Education Alternative Credit Site
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Local Issues

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today congratulated the Colorado State University-Global Campus on their selection for two of the United States Department of Education’s first Experimental Site programs. The Experimental Site programs will allow the university flexibility to offer federal financial aid for alternative credit programs, including demonstration of previous knowledge and portfolio projects. The inclusion of these types of “real-world” experiences in calculating credits for financ... Read more

  • Polis Lauds FCC Vote to Increase Funding for E-Rate
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today released the following statement lauding the FCC vote to increase funding for the E-Rate Program, expanding internet access to low-income and rural schools and libraries: “In order to succeed in the 21st century economy, our students need access to the tools that power the 21st century economy. At a time when so much of Washington is broken, it is encouraging to see that some progress can be made, particularly in an area as critical as expanding the speed... Read more

  • Polis Lauds FCC Proposal to Increase High-Speed Broadband Access for Low Income Students
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Science & Technology

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement lauding the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposal to improve and expand the federal E-Rate program: “Access to high-speed broadband is a necessity for our schools and libraries to prepare students to succeed in the 21st century economy. Unfortunately, inequities in access to broadband increase the digital divide -- preventing our most at-risk students from taking full advantage of new technologies and learning tool... 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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