My condolences to the Bush family. President H.W. Bush had a love for the country that extended far beyond his presidency.
Bennet, Gardner, Polis, and Buck urge FEMA to reimburse counties for disaster recovery projects
November 5, 2018
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Cory Gardner, Rep. Jared Polis, and Rep. Ken Buck joined together to urge the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William Long to reimburse Colorado counties for disaster recovery projects after the 2013 floods – and provide guidance to ensure that pending projects get reimbursed. Without greater flexibility and guidance, Boulder County could stand to lose between $40 - $50 million in reimbursements, and $20 million in projects for Lar... More
‘Turning Tragedy into Triumph’ celebration is a heart-warming success (photos included)
October 26, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., praised the community for its help in securing the passage of the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act at the “Turning Tragedy into Triumph” celebration today in Frisco. “Never give up. Never yield. Finally all newly manufactured helicopters will be required to have a safer fuel system. It was only possible because of the tenacity and perseverance of Karen Mahany and Dave Repsher, who were determined to ensure that nobody else would have ... More
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
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
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