U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Art through the Ages: 2015 Congressional Senior Art Competition
    Posted in Important Information on October 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    Art through the Ages 2015 marks the fourth annual senior art show sponsored by U.S. Representative Jared Polis (CO-02). As the son of a poet mother and an artist father, Jared is committed to supporting the arts in all their expressions. As the representative of a constituency that empowers seniors to live and age well, Jared is pleased to recognize and honor senior artists from the Second Congressional District of Colorado. This year Jared is hosting the event in Loveland (November 2 – November... Read more

  • Tickets for Pope Francis' Address before Congress
    Posted in Important Information on September 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    On September 24, 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis will address a Joint Session of Congress. By random drawing, my office will be distributing tickets for admission to the West Lawn of the Capitol, where viewers will have the opportunity to watch His Holiness' address telecast live on jumbotrons. Afterward, Pope Francis will make a brief public appearance on the West Lawn. To participate in the drawing, please enter your information on the form below by Sunday, September 13, 2015. Individuals who ... Read more

  • Trade Policy Action Center
    Posted in Important Information on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, Labor

    The United States recently finished negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade pact among 12 different nations: the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan. America's economy depends on the ability to sell products and market services throughout the world, but a trade deal can only be a success if it creates jobs for Americans, eliminates tariffs that drive up prices for American familie... Read more

  • August Town Hall Schedule
    Posted in Important Information on August 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    I believe that the best ideas come from you, not from Washington, D.C. lobbyists and I hope you are able to join us at one of our upcoming public events to share your thoughts on improving our country. I look forward to discussing how we can create an economy that works for all, with an excellent public school system, access to affordable higher education, and an innovation-based economy that creates good-paying jobs for hard-working Colorado families. Your input and feedback helps to guide our... Read more

  • Big Block of Cheese Day Boulder
    Posted in Important Information on August 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Local Issues

    RSVP to our Big Block of Cheese Day in Boulder! In 1837 President Andrew Jackson had an idea: let the people eat cheese…at the White House. According to popular legend, Jackson had a massive, 1,400-lb wheel of cheese he had received as a gift – and he couldn’t get rid of it. Why not use it as an opportunity to open the doors of the White House to the American public? So, in the spirit of accessibility and openness, Jackson hosted the original “Big Block of Cheese Day” for thousands of Americans... Read more

  • Full Text of the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Important Information on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy & Defense

    Representative Polis invites all constituents of Colorado's Second District to review the text of the proposed U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran, and to provide feedback or ask questions by sending him an email or calling one of his offices. A searchable PDF containing the entirety of the deal is available here. The deal's first annex is available here, and it's second annex is here. For key excerpts, visit this link. Read more

  • NYOB (Name Your Own Bill)!
    Posted in Important Information on May 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Local Issues

    We’re getting ready to introduce an important wilderness protection bill in a couple weeks, and we want to give you an opportunity to choose the name. Our bill would continue Colorado’s strong legacy of preserving our beautiful public lands for future generations by protecting additional areas in the White River National Forest– areas¬¬ ¬that we all enjoy and that are huge job-creators for our mountain communities. Specifically, we would protect special areas in Eagle and Summit Counties – plac... Read more

  • Big Block of Cheese Day
    Posted in Important Information on May 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Big Block of Cheese Day Tuesday, May 5 Thanks for your interest in joining our Big Block of Cheese Day on Tuesday, May 5! Jared will be meeting with constituents on a first-come, first-served basis at our Fort Collins office at 1220 S. College Ave. Jared will be available from 12:15PM to 2pm MT. Jared will also be using the video-streaming app Periscope throughout the day to take questions. Staff members in the Fort Collins office will be available to meet with constituents any time between Noon... Read more

  • Big block of cheese day coming to an office near you…
    Posted in Important Information on May 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    In 1837 President Andrew Jackson had an idea: let the people eat cheese…at the White House. According to popular legend, Jackson had a massive, 1,400 lb wheel of cheese he had received as a gift from a Colonel Thomas S. Meachum, a dairymaker from upstate New York. But after two years, Jackson had no idea how to get rid of it. Why not use it as an opportunity to open the doors of the White House to the American public? So, in the spirit of accessibility and openness, Jackson hosted the original “... Read more

  • Telephone Town Hall Today at 5:30 p.m. MST
    Posted in Important Information on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Dear Friend, As a reminder, I'll be hosting a Telephone Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. today, where I'm eager to hear your thoughts and ideas on the best policies to grow our economy. Unfortunately, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez is unable to join us due to a conflict, but we'll be joined by Deputy Secretary Christopher Lu as well as Jeff Zients, the director of the National Economic Council. I hope you'll participate to share your thoughts on a range of important issues, including protections again... Read more

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  • Polis and Mitchell introduce the College Transparency Act of 2017

    May 17, 2017

    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 Co...

  • Polis statement on Firestone home explosion investigation

    May 02, 2017

    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 de...

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