U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Bennet, Gardner, Polis, and Buck urge FEMA to reimburse counties for disaster recovery projects
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • ‘Turning Tragedy into Triumph’ celebration is a heart-warming success (photos included)
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Polis demands answers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after numerous constituents inquire
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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... Read more

  • Polis gives World Space Week and Earth Science Week liftoff!
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Helicopter fuel safety provision moves closer to becoming law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Polis helps secure $5 million for free, open-source textbooks
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Polis and other Colorado members commemorate Flight for Life pilot; Polis and Perlmutter introduce new bill to enhance safety on existing helicopters
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Polis named one of only 11 “Fiscal Heroes” in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., was named a “Fiscal Hero” of 2018 by the nonpartisan group “Fix the Debt.” In 2018, only 11 (out of 535) members of the House of Representatives and the Senate received the award. The honor comes as Polis continues to fight against the looming financial crisis. The nation has amassed $21 trillion in debt and is on the verge of hitting a $1 trillion deficit. “Too many politicians overspend to curry favor with special interest groups. It doesn’t seem to matter who the P... Read more

  • Polis leads bipartisan call for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Local Issues

    Rep. Jared Polis - alongside Rep. Scott Tipton, Rep. Diana DeGette, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter - is calling for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF, which operates using offshore drilling fees at zero added expense to taxpayers, is set to expire on Sept. 30. For more than 50 years, the LWCF has been used to protect and preserve ecosystems while also ensuring access for hunters, fishermen, hikers, bikers, and skiers nationwide. Colorado has received $268... Read more

  • More than 145 members of the House and Senate speak out against charging migrant parents up to $8/min. to speak with their kids
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., rallied 143 other members of Congress to demand immigration detention facilities immediately end their practice of charging migrant parents as much as $8 per minute to speak with their children by telephone. More than 2,400 migrant parents have been separated from their children under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. In a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), ... Read more

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