U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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

  • Media Advisory: Polis to host first ever Marijuana Big Thinker Talks and Expo on Capitol Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    WASHINGTON: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., will host a series of conversations focused on the need to pass legislation that legalizes marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Big Thinker Talks will bring medical experts, analysts, business leaders, professional athletes, and federal, state, and local officials together to highlight the robust cannabis industry. The format for the expo will feature several panels on a variety of subjects relating to the marijuana industry. The event will take pl... Read more

  • Civic participation swells as Polis takes action
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today marks the 115th day of the 115th Congress, and civic participation is up, as Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., takes action on Colorado-specific legislation and continues to hold the Trump administration accountable. Compared to this time last year, Polis has received a 170 percent increase in emails, phone calls, and letters from constituents. Since January, he has hosted a town hall in Broomfield, Fort Collins, Boulder, Loveland, Nederland, Lyons, and Estes Park, and he has town halls planned i... Read more

  • Polis, Torres, Jayapal, Cárdenas, officially launch the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce (SAINT)
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with Norma Torres, D-Calif., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., announced the start of the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce (SAINT). The taskforce will collect and share stories of documented and undocumented immigrants who have positively contributed to U.S. society through heroic or lifesaving acts. The official launch of SAINT comes on the same day that the Trump administration announced the opening of the ... Read more

  • Polis statement on net neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science & Technology, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai announced his intention to undermine net neutrality by attacking the legal framework that is fundamental to protecting the open internet. “Chairman Pai’s announcement today creates a slippery slope for ending net neutrality protections leading to a pay-to-play internet,” Polis said. “To compete in the global economy, we need an internet that allows for the free excha... Read more

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