U.S. Representative Jared Polis


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  • 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

  • Polis, Bonamici, Gillibrand urge DOL to address pay discrimination by federal contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Labor

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez urging the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue a robust final rule on the Equal Pay Report – a critical data collection tool for combating the pay gap in federal contracting. The letter was co-signed by 24 Senators and 50 Members of the House of Representatives. The Equal Pay Report, once finalized, will require federal contractors to report summary c... Read more

  • Polis Response to the President's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Labor, Education

    Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement tonight in response to President Obama's final State of the Union address before Congress: "Tonight the President urged Congress to make 2016 a year of action, and I echo that call in the strongest terms possible. "Under seven years of President Obama’s leadership, our nation has made extraordinary progress in several areas – a historic international climate accord, a DREAMer program that has helped over half a million Americans build liv... Read more

  • Polis: DOL Home Care Rule ‘a long-overdue victory for millions of working families’
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Labor

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Home Care Final Rule, which took effect with enforcement this morning: “After years of legal battles, home care workers are finally receiving the bedrock minimum wage and overtime protections that members of all other industries are afforded. That’s a long-overdue victory for millions of working famili... 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

  • Polis Statement on Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor

    Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, & Pensions Ranking Member Jared Polis issued the following statement following the Department of Labor’s announcement today that it plans to raise the overtime salary threshold for salaried workers to $50,440 from $23,660. “Hard-working Americans deserve to be paid fairly for their time. Unfortunately, for the past several decades that hasn’t been the case, as American families have worked longer and harder only to see the buying power of their paycheck... Read more

  • Polis, Roe, Kind, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Retirement Information Communications
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor

    Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Ron Kind (D-WI), and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would modernize the way employers communicate important retirement information by automatically opting participants into electronic delivery of documents. The Receiving Electronic Statements to Improve Retiree Earnings (RETIRE) Act would catch-up with Americans’ overwhelming shift towards digital communication while providing strong protections for those ... Read more

  • Polis joins Messer, Pocan to help Americans better plan for retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Labor

    Today, Representative Jared Polis joined Representatives Luke Messer (IN-R) and Mark Pocan (WI-D) to introduce legislation that will help working Americans make more informed decisions about saving for retirement. After retirement, most members of the workforce will rely on a combination of social security, personal savings, and 401k savings. Unfortunately, nearly 60% of American workers have never calculated how much money they will need to save to live comfortably in retirement. The Lifetime I... Read more

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