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Polis lays out detailed agricultural priorities in the Farm Bill
April 19, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a detailed agriculture and farming plan to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Agriculture Committee in the House of Representatives. Polis submitted the letter as the committee is considering reauthorization of the pivotal farming legislation. Polis’s letter reads, in part: “A good farm bill is not only critical to supporting my District and Colorado’s diverse agriculture industry, but it also supports economic development in rural communities and maintains t... More
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Polis’s ACE Act is a win-win for schools and wilderness, approved unanimously
April 11, 2018
The House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Rep. Jared Polis’s, D-Colo., ACE Act today. The bipartisan bill facilitates land exchanges between Western state land offices and federal public land agencies, and helps increase education revenue. “By cutting red tape between state land trusts and the federal government, we can protect our most precious wilderness areas, while generating more revenue for local governments and schools that desperately need it,” said Rep. Polis. “I am ... More
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Letter to the CU-Boulder Chancellor about CUSG
April 5, 2018
Philip P. DiStefano Office of the Chancellor University Administrative Center 914 Broadway Boulder, CO 80309 Dear Chancellor DiStefano: The University of Colorado Student Government has a proud history of empowering students. It’s a history that the University of Colorado at Boulder should hold in the highest regard. Many who have participated in student government at the University of Colorado have gone on to contribute to the State of Colorado, nation, and world in meaningful ways. Student gov... More
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Students rally for LGBTQ protections in landmark education legislation
March 21, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif. 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. The bill has over 100 cosponsors in total. The Student Non-Discrimination Act is more necessary than ever, as the Departments of Education and Justice - under ... More
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Polis attempts to add his marijuana amendment to the FY 2019 budget
March 16, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is attempting again to get the House of Representatives to debate and vote on the “McClintock-Polis Amendment.” This time he wrote a letter to appropriators for the FY 2019 budget. Previously, he tried to get the amendment on the short-term budget for the current fiscal year. The McClintock-Polis amendment prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from prosecuting anyone for using, selling, or possessing marijuana in compliance with state laws - protecting the... More
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