U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis demands answers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after numerous constituents inquire
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Fort Collins: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., alongside over 150 other members of Congress, requested Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turn over more information regarding- and swiftly act to fix - the Department’s flawed handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. “So many wonderful public servants throughout Colorado use the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. It helps everyone from our teachers to our firefighters to our rural veterinarians. I’ve done - and will continue to... Read more

  • Polis scores a win for education and the environment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., scored a win for education and the environment today when the House of Representatives unanimously approved the ACE Act. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Chris Stewart, R-Utah, facilitates land exchanges between Western state land offices and federal public land agencies, and helps increase education revenue. “The Ace Act is a win-win for both the environment and schools, two things I care deeply about. By cutting red tape between state land trusts and the federal ... Read more

  • Polis calls out ‘SOS,’ introduces the Students Over Special Interests Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., unveiled a bill to repeal the Republican tax plan and its $1.9 trillion in corporate and special interest giveaways - redirecting those funds to student loan borrowers, cancelling out the nearly $1.4 trillion in student loan debt nationwide. It uses the remaining savings to invest in Pell Grants and reduce the federal deficit. The Students Over Special Interests (SOS) Act would provide financial relief to nearly 43 million student loan borrowers who have been weighted... Read more

  • Students rally for LGBTQ protections in landmark education legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Equality & Civil Rights, Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif. introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), which would help protect public school students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill has over 100 cosponsors in total. The Student Non-Discrimination Act is more necessary than ever, as the Departments of Education and Justice - under ... Read more

  • Trump Administration usurps state law on student loans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after the U.S. Dept. of Education usurped states by saying that federal student loan servicers do not have to comply with state law to protect students from predatory student loan lenders. “The Trump Administration is more worried about protecting fraudulent student loan companies than students themselves. This is an attempt to take away a state’s right to protect students, giving student loan servicers free reign to scam them,” said Polis... Read more

  • Committee approves Polis’s amendment to increase college affordability and access
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The Committee on Education and the Workforce adopted an amendment by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., to help more community college transfer students earn degrees. Polis’s amendment was added to the Republican Higher Education Act Reauthorization. The amendment is similar to Polis’s Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill, which was widely praised by the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and the Colo. Dept. of Higher Education. The am... 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’s plan to make textbooks more affordable gets praise from faculty and students, alike
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act today, as part of his plan to make college more affordable. The bill expands access to free, high-quality textbooks, earning praise from faculty and students at Front Range Community College. According to College Board, the average student budget for college books and supplies during the 2016-17 academic year was $1,250. According to a survey by U.S. PIRG, 65 percent of students decided not to buy a textbook be... Read more

  • Polis introduces a nationwide plan to bolster access to affordable preschool and child care
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act today, a nationwide plan to ensure that all families have access to affordable, quality preschool and child care. “Education, from early childhood through college, is the single best investment we can make in our future. Sadly, many parents are priced-out of high-quality preschool and child care,” said Polis. “No child should be denied a good start just because of their family's economic circumstances, and no parent s... Read more

  • Colorado schools agree with Polis’s bill to increase college affordability and access
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced bipartisan legislation to help more community college transfer students earn degrees, obtaining praise from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and the Colo. Dept. of Higher Education. The Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 would streamline credit sharing between community colleges and four-year institutions so students can more easily attain a degree for credit they’ve earned. “All levels of skills are ... Read more

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