U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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

  • Ski Train to Run this Winter
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    Frisco, Colo., Aug. 24: Rep. Polis released the following statement regarding news that the Ski Train from Union Station in Denver to Winter Park will re-open this winter. “After talking with members of the Colorado Transportation Commission, I’m glad to hear they announced a grant for the ski train. With the fresh dusting of snow on the mountains today, the ski and snowboard season is around the corner, and I am happy the train is on schedule to return. Our mountain communities rely on people’s... Read more

  • Rep. Polis Statement on Cold Springs Fire
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Local Issues

    Washington, D.C., July 11, 2016: Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding the Cold Springs Fire, which is burning two miles north of Nederland, Colo. As of earlier today, more than 300 fire personnel and 24 aircrafts are working to contain the fire. More information and updates on Cold Springs Fire are here. "As the Cold Springs Fire continues to spread, our thoughts remain with Nederland and surrounding communities, as well as all of the families who have been force... Read more

  • Polis Statement on FRA Administrator Sarah Feinberg visit to Discuss Train Noise
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    Northern Colorado, June 17, 2016: Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after meeting with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg to discuss train horn noise. Polis joined Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and community leaders in Fort Collins and Loveland to discuss the agency’s train horn rule and the need to establish quiet zones. “Fort Collins, Loveland, and all of Northern Colorado are known as wonderful areas to re... Read more

  • House unanimously passes Polis’s bill to protect at-risk infants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Local Issues

    Wednesday, May 11: Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation today to protect substance-exposed infants. The Improving Safe Care for the Prevention of Infant Abuse and Neglect Act (H.R. 4843), co-authored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) to review and confirm that states have policies to ensure that health care providers notify state child protective service agencies when a child is born with a drug... Read more

  • Polis, Ruiz Wildfire Disaster Relief Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) passed key provisions of the Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015, in the broader Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Reform Act. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 was a bipartisan piece of legislation that would authorize $947 million annually from fiscal 2016 through 2018 for all disasters. The Wildfire Prevention Act included in this comprehensive legislation, acknowledges wild... 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, Gardner, Bennet Introduce Bolts Ditch Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Local Issues

    Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced legislation to address Bolts Ditch in the town of Minturn, Colorado. When Holy Cross Wilderness Area was designated by Congress in 1980, Bolts Ditch was inadvertently left off of the list of existing water facilities. This legislation would authorize special use of the Bolts Ditch headgate and the segment of the Bolts Ditch within the Holy Cross Wilderness Area, allowing of Minturn to use its exis... Read more

  • President Signs Five-year Highway Bill, Includes Polis I-70 Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    An amendment authored by Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) to designate I-70 from Denver to Utah as a Corridor of High Priority was signed into law today as part of a five-year highway transportation bill. It’s the first long-term transportation bill to be signed into law in more than a decade. With this Congressional designation, I-70 will now be eligible for certain federal funding streams to help with maintenance and improvements on what is a notoriously congested highway, especially during peak ski t... Read more

  • Notorious Ski Highway Gets Critical First Step on Road to Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    An amendment authored by Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) to designate I-70 from Denver to Salt Lake City as a Corridor of High Priority passed the House of Representatives today as part of a major transportation bill that funds the country’s roads, bridges, and highways. With this Congressional designation, I-70 will now be eligible for certain federal funding streams to help with maintenance and improvement on what is a notoriously congested highway, especially during peak ski travel times. ... Read more

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