U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis statement on Republican tax plan in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement today after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed their tax plan. “Throughout the past few days, I have been bowled over with input from my constituents pleading for a tax reform plan that doesn’t nail the middle class to the wall. I offered 16 amendments including several bipartisan amendments to the Republican tax plan, based on what I heard from my district, but, each and every one was shot down, as was every other amendment... Read more

  • Polis, Ruiz bill will provide veterans with job opportunities on federal lands
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense, Energy & Environment

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., introduced the Veterans Conservation Corps Act today to connect veterans with employment opportunities in public lands maintenance. Throughout the U.S., veterans who served in the military after 9/11 consistently have a higher unemployment rate than the general population. At the same time, the National Parks Service has a $12 billion backlog in maintenance, which is needed to mitigate wildfires, and protect our national, state, and tribal... Read more

  • Polis says GOP tax plan only plunges the nation deeper into debt and devastates the middle class
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement about the Republican tax plan, co-authored by President Trump and Speaker Ryan. “The GOP's so-called ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ would be more appropriately titled the ‘Nailing the Middle Class to the Wall and Mortgaging our Future Act.’ The plan, hurriedly crafted behind closed doors, would plunge our nation deeper into debt, and bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid, all the while providing tax breaks for corporations and the top one-percent," said ... Read more

  • Polis bill helps farmers access water to grow hemp
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. introduced The Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act today, legislation to ensure farmers can use their water rights to grow industrial hemp in states where industrial hemp cultivation is allowed. In 2014, due to an amendment authored by Polis, U.S. Department of Agriculture began a pilot program authorizing farmers to grow industrial hemp. The pilot program has been stifled, though, because the Federal Bureau of Reclamation prohibits farmers from using federally controlled ... Read more

  • Polis, Coffman launch bipartisan Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus, citing successes of integrative health treatments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Mike Coffman, R-Colo., launched the Integrative Health and Wellness Congressional Caucus in the House of Representatives. The Caucus will serve as a non-partisan educational forum for legislators to receive up-to-date information from experts related to best practices and new research, and to discuss legislative and administrative opportunities for integrative health. “Integrative and complementary therapies and treatments are an effective choice for many pe... Read more

  • Polis statement on Melecio Andazola-Morales case
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, offered a statement of support for Melecio Andazola-Morales, a constituent, today. On Thursday, October 12, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Andazola-Morales while he was attending an interview to seek lawful permanent residency. ICE is holding him in detention in Aurora. “Another productive member of our community - a dedicated employee and a father of four U.S. citizen children – was detained aggressively, and torn from his family as the late... Read more

  • Polis reaches across the aisle to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of bump-stocks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., signed on to bipartisan legislation today that would ban the manufacture, sale, and use of bump stocks and other similar devices used to convert firearms into illegal automatic weapons, moving forward on promises he made after the Las Vegas shooting to take concrete action on gun safety legislation. “We can preserve the Second Amendment while helping to avoid another mass shooting, but we can only do so if we rise above the usual partisan gridlock. A basic step we can ... Read more

  • Polis champions cooperatives, introduces resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, during National Co-op Month, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced a resolution commending the cooperative business model - along with Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., and Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. "Our democracy can only thrive when hard working Americans thrive. Co-ops, including employee-owned businesses and customer-owned businesses, are one way we can ensure more people have a fair shot at the American Dream while increasing overall productivity,” said Polis. “These types of business mo... Read more

  • Polis calls on President Trump to extend DACA renewal deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., again called on President Trump to extend the arbitrary renewal deadline for 154,000 eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, which includes an estimated 2,500 – 4,000 Coloradans. “Today I am asking the president to show compassion and extend the renewal deadline. Please give eligible DACA recipients a fair opportunity to complete their paperwork,” said Polis. “This isn’t just politics, it’s the lives of approximately 700,000 aspiring American... Read more

  • Polis found to be most effective U.S. Representative in Colorado in 114th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington: A nonpartisan think-tank found Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., the most effective U.S. Representative in Colorado in the 114th Congress. The Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Polis 47 out of 193 Democrats last congress in his effectiveness, exceeding projected expectations. "At a time when we must defend progress and keep pushing forward, I am proud to be named the most effective U.S. Representative in Colorado by the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking. I credit my effectivene... Read more

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