U.S. Representative Jared Polis

Biography

Jared Polis is an independent leader who uses his private and public sector experience to find pragmatic solutions to the challenges facing Colorado and the nation. First elected to represent Colorado’s Second Congressional District in 2008, Polis serves on the powerful Committee on Rules, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the  Committee on Ethics, and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Polis believes that education is the single most meaningful investment America can make in its economic future and in its people. His efforts in this area focus on making accountability work at all levels, expanding educational models, and improving persistently failing schools with data-driven changes to successful achievement gaps.

Polis also works with Democrats and Republicans to reform our nation’s broken immigration policies, to advance the cause of civil rights and equality for all, and to protect Colorado and the world’s natural beauty and environment.

While still attending Princeton University, Polis co-founded his first company, American Information Systems, a success he followed with the launching of bluemountain.com and ProFlowers.com. He has been named an “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young.

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  • Polis: The internet as we know it - Going, going, gone! Sold (sadly) to the highest bidder.

    December 14, 2017

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement about the FCC eliminating Net Neutrality protections. “Next up: The internet as we know it. Going, going, gone! Sold (sadly) to the highest bidder. Against the will of the people, the FCC rolled...

  • Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids

    December 13, 2017

    The Honorable Eric D. Hargan Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Mr. Secretary: As you know, our country is grappling with an opioid epidemic that is now taking 91 li...

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