U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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Polis demands answers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after numerous constituents inquire
October 17, 2018
Fort Collins: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., alongside over 150 other members of Congress, requested Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turn over more information regarding- and swiftly act to fix - the Department’s flawed handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. “So many wonderful public servants throughout Colorado use the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. It helps everyone from our teachers to our firefighters to our rural veterinarians. I’ve done - and will continue to... More
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Polis gives World Space Week and Earth Science Week liftoff!
October 5, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., alongside Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Ryan Costello, R-Pa., introduced a resolution to designate Oct. 4 - Oct. 10 as World Space Week and Oct. 14 - Oct. 20 as Earth Science Week. “Space and science are awesome! We need to do everything possible to get students excited about learning about the sciences – that’s why I’m proud to champion top-notch STEAM education for all students,” said Polis. “Now more than ever, we have to rely on scienc... More
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Helicopter fuel safety provision moves closer to becoming law
September 27, 2018
The House of Representatives again passed key helicopter safety provisions authored by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill late yesterday. The Senate is expected to adopt the reauthorization language before funding for the FAA expires. The bill was presented as a compromise between the House and the Senate, after the Senate refused to consider the version of the reauthorization that the House passed in Apri... More
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Polis helps secure $5 million for free, open-source textbooks
September 26, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., celebrated a legislative victory today when the House of Representatives approved a $5 million allocation to expand access to free, open-source textbooks, many of which are online. Polis has been advocating for open-source textbooks for years. His bipartisan Affordable College Textbook Act was the basis for the allocation. Polis crafted the bill with input from Front Range Community College, CU-Boulder, and CSU. “I’m thrilled that the House of Representatives just appr... More
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Polis and other Colorado members commemorate Flight for Life pilot; Polis and Perlmutter introduce new bill to enhance safety on existing helicopters
September 18, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., together with every Colorado member of the House of Representatives, introduced a resolution to commemorate Patrick Mahany, by renaming the Frisco post office the Patrick E. Mahany Jr. Post Office. Mahany was a Flight for Life pilot who perished in a crash in Frisco, Colo. in 2015. He is survived by wife Karen and three children, Kathleen Celeste, Shawna Suzanne, and son Ryan Patrick. “I am honored that Rep. Polis has filed the bill to have the Frisco Post Office name... More
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