U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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

  • House of Representatives launches bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Caucus, citing vitality of outdoor recreation economy
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Mike Simpson, R-ID., launched the first ever Outdoor Recreation Caucus (HORC) in the House of Representatives. The HORC will promote policies that invest in the outdoor industry, and will educate lawmakers on how outdoor recreation is an integral economic driver for local and regional economies in every part of the country. “Outdoor recreation is a critical and vibrant facet to our nation’s economy and lifestyle,” Polis said. “The House Outdoor R... Read more

  • 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

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