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Polis statement on banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military
July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement after President Trump announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the United States military. This announcement reverses the Obama administration’s policy last year that allowed transgender people to serve openly in the military. "Military service should be about defending freedoms, not a mechanism to deny them. Transgender Americans should be able to serve our nation based on their merits and abilities... More
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Polis joins 86 House Democrats, in Letter to Speaker, Urge Bipartisan Path to Improving Affordable Care Act
July 25, 2017
WASHINGTON - Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., joined Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and 86 Democratic colleagues, today in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan outlining a bipartisan path to improving the Affordable Care Act aimed at changes to the individual insurance market. Their letter to Ryan follows the unveiling on July 12th of a five-part plan to stabilize the individual insurance marketplace. Seven percent of Americans purchase health plans in the individual insurance ... More
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Polis, Grijalva, Huffman, Jayapal, introduce nationwide roadmap to get U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050
July 19, 2017
WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., unveiled climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. The “100 by ’50 Act” is the first bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that fully envisions a complete transition off of fossil fuels for the United States. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Sen. Edward... More
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Polis lays out robust, detailed infrastructure plan, addressing Colorado needs
July 13, 2017
WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a detailed infrastructure plan to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives. Polis submitted the letter as the committee is considering large-scale infrastructure investment legislation. Polis’s plan lays out specific Colorado needs -- addressing I-70 and I-25 congestion; the Northwest Rail Line delay; Quiet Zone waivers under the Train Horn Rule; high-speed internet for ru... More
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Polis welcomes summer and winter Outdoor Retailer trade shows to Colorado
July 6, 2017
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), co-founder of the Outdoor Recreation Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, is pleased to welcome Outdoor Retailer trade shows to Colorado. The trade shows will begin in Jan. 2018 and are expected to boost the Colorado economy by an estimated $45 million. Outdoor recreation already directly contributes $28 billion in consumer spending annually and employs over 229,000 people in Colorado, according to a study released by the Outdoor Industry Association. “In Colo... More
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