U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis champions employee-owned businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives approved Rep. Jared Polis's, D-Colo., amendment to direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to further promote employee-owned business models. “When employees own part or all of a company, turnover is reduced, morale is improved, wages are higher, and the incentives of employees and management are better aligned,” said Polis. “For our economy to be at its best, CEOs shouldn’t be the only ones who benefit from economic growth, employees should have a stake in it... Read more

  • Polis delivers on wildfire funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives approved Rep. Jared Polis's, D-Colo., bipartisan amendment to provide additional funding for rural volunteer fire departments. The amendment comes as Colorado continues to endure a devastating wildfire season that has resulted in over 300,000 acres of the state burned. The amendment increases funding for the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program (VFA) by $2 million. “Firefighters in Colorado are fighting fire after fire, and they need additional resources to protec... Read more

  • CU and CSU experts praise Polis’s Know Before You Owe bill to protect students from predatory lenders
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the Know Before You Owe Act today, alongside Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., obtaining praise from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University. The bill helps protect students from predatory private student loan lenders, at a time when student loan debt has skyrocketed to $1.5 trillion nationwide. The volume of private student loan debt has grown by $4 billion from 2010 to 2017, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. “Over ... Read more

  • Polis, Beyer press Trump administration for answers about family reunification
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., and over 80 other members of Congress are demanding a meeting with several agencies to get answers about what is being done to reunify migrant children and parents. To date, over 2,000 migrant children remain separated, detained or in foster care all throughout the country. In a letter written to the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Justice, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Customs and Border Protection... Read more

  • Polis statement on the Speaker’s immigration bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., rejected another Republican attempt to write Pres. Trump’s vile immigration tactics into law today. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly defeated a bill by Spkr. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. “Speaker Ryan can’t get the body he presides over to pass his bill because he hasn’t bothered to get consensus (or even input) from reasonable Republicans and Democrats. He is choosing instead to only ‘collaborate’ with lawmakers directly aligned with Pres. Trump and his immigration a... Read more

  • Polis scores a win for education and the environment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., scored a win for education and the environment today when the House of Representatives unanimously approved the ACE Act. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Chris Stewart, R-Utah, facilitates land exchanges between Western state land offices and federal public land agencies, and helps increase education revenue. “The Ace Act is a win-win for both the environment and schools, two things I care deeply about. By cutting red tape between state land trusts and the federal ... Read more

  • Polis meets with immigrant mothers detained in Aurora who were separated from their children at the border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., visited with migrant mothers at the immigration detention facility in Aurora yesterday. The Trump administration separated the mothers from their young children at the southern border in May, and has detained them ever since, now in Colorado. “I spoke with three mothers, and through their tears, they described horrors that no parent should ever have to go through. They entered the U.S. seeking refuge, only to have our own governm... Read more

  • Polis demands answers about medical care at the Aurora Detention Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is raising questions about the privately-run immigrant detention facility in Aurora after a number of complaints described egregious and insufficient medical and mental health care at the facility. “President Trump’s deportation machine is completely reliant on private prisons, and the conditions within some of these facilities are shocking and unacceptable. Recent reports describe horrific lapses in medical care that have caused an unacceptable level of suffering and ... Read more

  • Polis champions bill to keep families together at the southern border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with over 190 other members of Congress, united to introduce the Keeping Families Together Act, H.R. 6135, to prohibit the separation of children and parents at the border. “President Trump is willfully choosing to separate children from their parents at the southern border. His policy only serves to tear families apart and traumatize migrant children. He can stop his abhorrent policy at any time, but won’t, opting instead to use migrant children as political lev... Read more

  • Letter to Acting Director Mulvaney of CFPB
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    June 19th, 2018 Acting Director Mick Mulvaney Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G St. NW Washington, D.C. 20552 Dear Acting Director Mulvaney, We are deeply concerned about your recent decision to fire all 25 members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) Consumer Advisory Board. Your decision to hastily fire the members of the Consumer Advisory Board (“Board”) are deeply concerning as the Board provides outside expertise on areas of consumer finance, trends in the financ... Read more

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  • Polis champions employee-owned businesses

    July 19, 2018

    The House of Representatives approved Rep. Jared Polis's, D-Colo., amendment to direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to further promote employee-owned business models. “When employees own part or all of a company, turnover is reduced, moral...

  • Polis delivers on wildfire funding

    July 18, 2018

    The House of Representatives approved Rep. Jared Polis's, D-Colo., bipartisan amendment to provide additional funding for rural volunteer fire departments. The amendment comes as Colorado continues to endure a devastating wildfire season that has res...

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