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 calls on Members of Congress to disclose cryptocurrency holdings

    February 07, 2018

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., authored a letter to the House Committee on Ethics asking the committee to formally require Members of Congress to disclose virtual currency holdings. Because virtual currencies are a relatively new type of asset, the House...

  • Polis statement on another short-term government funding bill

    February 06, 2018

    Washington, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after the House of Representatives approved another short-term, stop-gap budget: "Once again, Congress is punting its responsibilities. Once again, we are at risk of a shutdown in an...

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