U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis speaks out against the vilification of national monuments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement today after President Trump called into question the designation of several national monuments. “President Trump has chosen another American value to attack, our sacred national monuments. I will do everything to protect national monuments, which are treasured by all Coloradans and Americans,” said Polis. “We must protect our iconic heritage.” Polis serves the Colorado Second Congressional District, which consists of over 60 per... Read more

  • Polis statement on White House’s comments regarding Holocaust
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement regarding White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Holocaust. Spicer said, in part, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who did not even sink to using chemical weapons” when talking about Syria. "As a member of the Jewish community, I am hurt every time our history is denied, and as an American and human being, I am appalled by Sean Spicer's recent assertion that Hitler did not use chemical weapons. ... Read more

  • Polis statement on Syrian missile attack
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, gave the following statement regarding United States missile strikes against Syrian targets. “Any act of war requires a formal declaration from Congress, and I strongly urge the President to fulfill his constitutional responsibility by consulting Congress before taking any further military action in Syria.” Polis said. “I also believe the U.S. cannot disregard the continued terror in Syria, and that is why I have called for an increase in the admission of... Read more

  • Polis introduces bill that requires warrants to search Americans’ digital devices at the border
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Science & Technology

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. -- along with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; and Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas -- introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act, a bill to ensure Americans are not forced to endure indiscriminate and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops and other digital devices just to cross the border. The bipartisan, bicameral bill shuts down a legal “Bermuda Triangle” that currently allows law enforcement agencies to search Americans’ phone... Read more

  • Polis to reintroduce Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., reintroduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would end the federal prohibition on marijuana. The reintroduction of the legislation comes after Trump administration officials made statements indicating “greater enforcement” of federal law prohibiting recreational marijuana use. “Colorado has proven that allowing responsible adults to legally purchase marijuana, gives money to classrooms, not cartels; creates jobs, not addicts; and boost... Read more

  • Polis leads opposition against Republican rollback of consumer privacy protections for internet users
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., led opposition today against a Republican move to rollback consumer privacy protections for internet users. Republicans stripped existing rules that require broadband internet service providers to notify customers before selling off their personal information. Broadband Internet Service Providers have access to customer information ranging from physical location to shopping habits and beyond. “While Republicans are talking loudly about fake wiretapping and ... Read more

  • Polis legislation will allow more high school students to earn college credit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help make college more affordable and accessible by expanding access for high school students to earn college credit. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would provide grants to eligible institutions of higher learning to create dual and concurrent enrollment and early/middle college programs that allow high school students to earn college credits before their high school graduation. “Allow... Read more

  • Polis statement on health care victory
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after Republicans in the House of Representatives withdrew the Republican health care plan. “Power to the people! Today is about each and every person in my district who spoke up and said, ‘Not my health care, not today.’ Health care policy is high stakes. It’s life or death for many, and I am so very happy that political games didn’t win out over the health and wellbeing of Americans. We have work to do going forward, but with my community... Read more

  • Polis statement on Supreme Court’s decision in support of students with special needs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District rejecting the lower court’s analysis regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and upholding the original intent of the critical legislation: “The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was passed to ensure that every child in America, including those with special needs, receives the great education they deserve,”... Read more

  • Polis statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Health Care, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights, Labor

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that included massive cuts to essential domestic programs: "This is a carelessly crafted wrecking ball," Polis said. "The President's budget says less diplomacy, more bombs. He's saying less resources for underserved students, and more for private schools. He’s saying less funding for our world-renowned scientists, and more dollars for walls. He's saying... Read more

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