U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis joins 86 House Democrats, in Letter to Speaker, Urge Bipartisan Path to Improving Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 ... Read more

  • Polis, Grijalva, Huffman, Jayapal, introduce nationwide roadmap to get U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    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... Read more

  • Polis lays out robust, detailed infrastructure plan, addressing Colorado needs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Local Issues

    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... Read more

  • Polis welcomes summer and winter Outdoor Retailer trade shows to Colorado
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Polis, Messer introduce legislation to expand affordable higher education model
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., introduced bipartisan legislation to expand an innovative higher education model that allows students to attain a degree in less time and at a lower cost. The Advancing Competency-Based Education Act of 2017 creates a demonstration project to provide new flexibility for competency-based education programs, while at the same time establishing new levels of transparency and accountability. Competency-based education award... Read more

  • Polis, Schweikert request tax guidance for virtual currencies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science & Technology

    WASHINGTON: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., co-chairs of the Blockchain Caucus sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting additional guidance on the tax consequences and basic tax reporting requirements for transactions using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. “Over the past few years, it’s become clear that digital currencies are increasing in popularity and we need to ensure that the IRS clarifies how to properly tax these forms... Read more

  • Polis statement on President Trump’s decision to exit Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement following President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Earlier this year, Polis introduced a resolution preemptively urging President Trump to not withdraw from the Paris Agreement citing the reality of climate change as well as the impacts it would have on the global economy, vulnerable populations, working families, and middle-class sector jobs. "The President’s decision to withdraw from the ... Read more

  • Polis releases environmental tax plan for clean energy future
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., vice-chair of the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), sent a detailed environmental tax policy plan to address clean air, clean water, and environmental sustainability, to leaders of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. The plan, co-signed by 15 other SEEC members, chronicles loopholes and limitations in the current tax structure. “While it’s true that the Trump administration is comprised of several ... Read more

  • Polis and Mitchell introduce the College Transparency Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 2434) to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school. The College Transparency Act of 2017 will provide actionable and customizable information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities by accurately reporting on student outcomes such as enrollment, completion, and post-college... Read more

  • Polis statement on Firestone home explosion investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Local Issues

    Boulder, Colo.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after learning that the April 17th Firestone home explosion was the result of an abandoned gas line that was not sealed properly. “Avoidable. What occurred in Firestone, while devastating, was predictable because Colorado sadly does not have adequate protections against dangerous oil and gas developments in our neighborhoods. The days where oil and gas profits are valued more than Coloradans’ safety, property, and quality of... Read more

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