U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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More than 145 members of the House and Senate speak out against charging migrant parents up to $8/min. to speak with their kids
July 23, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., rallied 143 other members of Congress to demand immigration detention facilities immediately end their practice of charging migrant parents as much as $8 per minute to speak with their children by telephone. More than 2,400 migrant parents have been separated from their children under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. In a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), ... More
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Polis champions employee-owned businesses
July 19, 2018
The House of Representatives approved Rep. Jared Polis's, D-Colo., amendment to direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to further promote employee-owned business models. “When employees own part or all of a company, turnover is reduced, morale is improved, wages are higher, and the incentives of employees and management are better aligned,” said Polis. “For our economy to be at its best, CEOs shouldn’t be the only ones who benefit from economic growth, employees should have a stake in it... More
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Polis delivers on wildfire funding
July 18, 2018
The House of Representatives approved Rep. Jared Polis's, D-Colo., bipartisan amendment to provide additional funding for rural volunteer fire departments. The amendment comes as Colorado continues to endure a devastating wildfire season that has resulted in over 300,000 acres of the state burned. The amendment increases funding for the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program (VFA) by $2 million. “Firefighters in Colorado are fighting fire after fire, and they need additional resources to protec... More
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CU and CSU experts praise Polis’s Know Before You Owe bill to protect students from predatory lenders
July 12, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the Know Before You Owe Act today, alongside Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., obtaining praise from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University. The bill helps protect students from predatory private student loan lenders, at a time when student loan debt has skyrocketed to $1.5 trillion nationwide. The volume of private student loan debt has grown by $4 billion from 2010 to 2017, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. “Over ... More
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Polis, Beyer press Trump administration for answers about family reunification
June 27, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., and over 80 other members of Congress are demanding a meeting with several agencies to get answers about what is being done to reunify migrant children and parents. To date, over 2,000 migrant children remain separated, detained or in foster care all throughout the country. In a letter written to the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Justice, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Customs and Border Protection... More
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