U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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

  • Polis attempts to add his marijuana amendment to the FY 2019 budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is attempting again to get the House of Representatives to debate and vote on the “McClintock-Polis Amendment.” This time he wrote a letter to appropriators for the FY 2019 budget. Previously, he tried to get the amendment on the short-term budget for the current fiscal year. The McClintock-Polis amendment prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from prosecuting anyone for using, selling, or possessing marijuana in compliance with state laws - protecting the... Read more

  • Paul, Wyden, Polis, and Massie defend hemp
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case. Hemp farmers and businesses filed the case after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) instituted a rule that classifies parts of hemp and its extracts as a Schedule I drug. Labeling hemp as a Schedule I drug directly contradicts the 20... Read more

  • Polis defends hemp’s small businesses and farms in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case. Hemp businesses and farmers filed the case after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) instituted a rule that classifies hemp and its extracts as a Schedule I drug. Labeling hemp as a Schedule I drug directly contradicts the intent of Congress in the Farm Bill, in which Congress defines hemp as any part of the plant t... Read more

  • Polis on short-term budget
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a short-term budget which only extends government funding until Jan. 19. “Congress skipped town before passing a long-term budget or finding a solution for dreamers who rely on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - or for the children and pregnant women who rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). I thought we all learned in grade-school that there’s no re... Read more

  • Polis warns that the Republican tax plan will grow the national debt
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., opposed the Republican tax plan, which passed the House of Representatives again today on a party line vote. The plan is expected to increase the national debt by over $1.5 trillion and raise taxes for many. “The Republican tax scheme grows the national debt by over $1.5 trillion, providing handouts to corporations and special interests while hitting middle class families with tax hikes. It serves only to weaken the nation’s economy at a time when many are still trying... Read more

  • Polis, Roe introduce the bipartisan RETIRE Act to help Americans save and plan for retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., introduced the bipartisan Receiving Electronic Statements to Improve Retiree Earnings (RETIRE) Act to help Americans plan for retirement. The RETIRE Act would ensure employers make retirement information easily accessible online, while providing protections for employees who prefer to receive paper documents. Under current law, employers are required to waste significant money and paper mailing documents like notices, disclosures, and... Read more

  • Polis statement on Republican tax plan in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement today after Republicans in the House of Representatives passed their tax plan. “Throughout the past few days, I have been bowled over with input from my constituents pleading for a tax reform plan that doesn’t nail the middle class to the wall. I offered 16 amendments including several bipartisan amendments to the Republican tax plan, based on what I heard from my district, but, each and every one was shot down, as was every other amendment... Read more

  • Polis says GOP tax plan only plunges the nation deeper into debt and devastates the middle class
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement about the Republican tax plan, co-authored by President Trump and Speaker Ryan. “The GOP's so-called ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ would be more appropriately titled the ‘Nailing the Middle Class to the Wall and Mortgaging our Future Act.’ The plan, hurriedly crafted behind closed doors, would plunge our nation deeper into debt, and bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid, all the while providing tax breaks for corporations and the top one-percent," said ... Read more

  • Polis bill helps farmers access water to grow hemp
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. introduced The Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act today, legislation to ensure farmers can use their water rights to grow industrial hemp in states where industrial hemp cultivation is allowed. In 2014, due to an amendment authored by Polis, U.S. Department of Agriculture began a pilot program authorizing farmers to grow industrial hemp. The pilot program has been stifled, though, because the Federal Bureau of Reclamation prohibits farmers from using federally controlled ... Read more

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