U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis champions cooperatives, introduces resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, during National Co-op Month, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced a resolution commending the cooperative business model - along with Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., and Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. "Our democracy can only thrive when hard working Americans thrive. Co-ops, including employee-owned businesses and customer-owned businesses, are one way we can ensure more people have a fair shot at the American Dream while increasing overall productivity,” said Polis. “These types of business mo... Read more

  • Polis lays out robust, detailed infrastructure plan, addressing Colorado needs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Local Issues

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a detailed infrastructure plan to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives. Polis submitted the letter as the committee is considering large-scale infrastructure investment legislation. Polis’s plan lays out specific Colorado needs -- addressing I-70 and I-25 congestion; the Northwest Rail Line delay; Quiet Zone waivers under the Train Horn Rule; high-speed internet for ru... 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 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

  • Gardner, Polis, Tipton, Introduce KOMBUCHA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Local Issues

    Today Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would eliminate federal alcohol taxes on kombucha and update regulations for kombucha companies in Colorado and nationwide. “It’s important that our tax code evolve to address its unintended consequences on emerging industries, and its effect on Kombucha manufacturers is an example of why Congress must act to amend it,” said Senator Gardner. “This bipar... Read more

  • Congress gets serious about Blockchain
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Science & Technology

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) announced the launch of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. The bipartisan Caucus will be dedicated to the advancement of sound public policy toward blockchain-based technologies and digital currencies. “Blockchain has the potential to transform the 21st century economy,” Polis said. “Lawmakers need to understand that as the world rapidly changes, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we craft policies and adapt laws that match o... Read more

  • Improve copyright system, YODA bill would
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Science & Technology

    Today, introduced was You Own Devices Act (YODA), by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.). In 2015, was when the pair introduced the legislation together. Allowing essential software to travel with physical devices, like computers, YODA will do. By modernizing copyright law in this way, a consumer can sell, lease, or give away a computer, as well as the licenses for essential software that allows the computer to operate, it will. “Old copyright laws stifle innovation an... Read more

  • Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy & Environment

    Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT Washington, Sept. 28: Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) led a bi-partisan group of 95 Members of Congress, alongside Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), urging House leadership to secure full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. “I am fortunate to serve a district that is home to acres and acres of majestic public lands,” said Polis. “We have to protect these public lands and compensate the communities t... Read more

  • McConnell, Wyden, Paul, Polis gain insight to advance industrial hemp research
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    After U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) raised concerns about funding for industrial hemp pilot projects last year, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified which industrial hemp research programs are eligible for existing federal research funding. USDA issued the guidance following a bicameral letter from the legislators. The guidance clarifies that industrial hemp would be eligible for Nat... Read more

  • Polis Offers Overtime Amendment for Puerto Rico Debt Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Amendment would ensure new overtime protections are extended to residents of Puerto Rico Read more

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  • Polis statement on Melecio Andazola-Morales case

    October 16, 2017

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, offered a statement of support for Melecio Andazola-Morales, a constituent, today. On Thursday, October 12, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Andazola-Morales while he was attending an interview to s...

  • Polis reaches across the aisle to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of bump-stocks

    October 10, 2017

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., signed on to bipartisan legislation today that would ban the manufacture, sale, and use of bump stocks and other similar devices used to convert firearms into illegal automatic weapons, moving forward on promises he made af...

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