U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis joins 86 House Democrats, in Letter to Speaker, Urge Bipartisan Path to Improving Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., joined Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and 86 Democratic colleagues, today in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan outlining a bipartisan path to improving the Affordable Care Act aimed at changes to the individual insurance market. Their letter to Ryan follows the unveiling on July 12th of a five-part plan to stabilize the individual insurance marketplace. Seven percent of Americans purchase health plans in the individual insurance ... Read more

  • Polis statement on health care victory
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after Republicans in the House of Representatives withdrew the Republican health care plan. “Power to the people! Today is about each and every person in my district who spoke up and said, ‘Not my health care, not today.’ Health care policy is high stakes. It’s life or death for many, and I am so very happy that political games didn’t win out over the health and wellbeing of Americans. We have work to do going forward, but with my community... 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

  • Granting Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Thursday, May 19: Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives took historic action to provide veterans access to medical marijuana. By a bipartisan vote of 233-189, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill to remove a barrier that prohibited VA doctors from prescribing or even talking to patients about medical marijuana in states where medical marijuana is legal. The amendment was co-authored by Rep. J... Read more

  • House unanimously passes Polis’s bill to protect at-risk infants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Local Issues

    Wednesday, May 11: Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation today to protect substance-exposed infants. The Improving Safe Care for the Prevention of Infant Abuse and Neglect Act (H.R. 4843), co-authored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) to review and confirm that states have policies to ensure that health care providers notify state child protective service agencies when a child is born with a drug... 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

  • Polis to mark #StartupDay Across America with focus on CO innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Next Wednesday, August 19, dozens of lawmakers across the country will celebrate Startup Day Across America, a day founded by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) in 2013. The day is designed to recognize the innovation created by startups across the country and connect elected officials with startups in their communities so they can learn about the challenges new companies face. Startups add enormous value to our local and national economies and they’re responsible for a majority o... Read more

  • Polis Praises President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Foreign Policy & Defense, Health Care, Education, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s FY2016 budget: “Over the past several weeks, the President has traveled the country laying out concrete steps to strengthen the middle class, improve our education system, and invest in our economy. The budget that President Obama released today brings together these plans and recognizes that when we make smart investments in our infrastructure, our communities, and our citizens,... Read more

  • Polis Named Ranking Member of Health, Employment, Labor, Pensions Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    The Democratic Caucus today announced that Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) will be the Ranking Member of the Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. He will also serve on the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce training. Polis has served on the Education and the Workforce Committee since he was elected to Congress in 2008, and this will be his first term as a Ranking Member. “Health, Employment, Labor and Pension issues touch so many people’... Read more

  • Polis Submits Comments Supporting Premium Reductions for Mountain Region Residents
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Local Issues

    Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Insurance on proposed changes to the state’s geographic rating system under the Affordable Care Act. Currently, Summit, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties are being charged the highest health insurance premiums in the nation, in an area known as the “Resort Region.” The proposed changes would create seven regions based on metropolitan areas and two rural regions, lowering costs for the current “resort regi... Read more

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