U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis, Roe introduce the bipartisan RETIRE Act to help Americans save and plan for retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., introduced the bipartisan Receiving Electronic Statements to Improve Retiree Earnings (RETIRE) Act to help Americans plan for retirement. The RETIRE Act would ensure employers make retirement information easily accessible online, while providing protections for employees who prefer to receive paper documents. Under current law, employers are required to waste significant money and paper mailing documents like notices, disclosures, and... Read more

  • Parents, educators, school districts, nonprofits, Coloradans rally around Polis’s bill to fully fund special education
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced legislation today to provide teachers with the resources they need to effectively serve students with disabilities. The Defending Special Education Students and Families Act fully funds the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). Congress introduced IDEA in 1975 and committed to contributing 40 percent of the additional costs of educating students with disabilities, sharing the cost with states and districts. Today, 42 years later, the federal... Read more

  • Polis: Congress needs to carry out a thoughtful, honest discussion about President Trump's fitness to serve
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., moved to begin impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump today, voting against tabling an impeachment resolution by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas. “There are serious accusations against President Trump of obstruction of justice and collusion with a foreign government, and I find these accusations credible,” said Polis. “President Donald Trump has continually demonstrated that he lacks the integrity to occupy the office of the President of the United States. Congress n... Read more

  • Polis defends against attempt to undercut state gun safety laws
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., rejected Republican attempts to move forward the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation championed by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Under this bill, a person who is barred from buying a gun in one state can travel to another state with weaker gun laws, receive a permit, and carry that gun legally anywhere he wants, even in the state where he was originally refused a permit. “Colorado already has reciprocal concealed carry agreements with 33 other states t... Read more

  • Polis calls for new public comment period on net neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science & Technology

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement regarding recent findings that over half of net neutrality comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during its public comment period were fake. During the comment period, which ran from April 27 – Aug. 30, members of the public could formally weigh in on net neutrality rules. The FCC is now planning to rollback rules that protect net neutrality in a meeting scheduled for Dec. 14. “In light of this major revelation t... Read more

  • 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

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  • Polis leads nearly 70 bipartisan members in push for marijuana-fix

    January 12, 2018

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., are demanding the “McClintock-Polis amendment” be included in the next government funding bill. A vote on the next government funding bill must occur before Jan. 19 or the federal governme...

  • Polis defends the privacy of U.S. citizens

    January 11, 2018

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., defended the privacy of U.S. citizens today, voting against the reauthorization of the Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which allows warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. Polis offered a...

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