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House Representative Jared Polis elected to Committee on Natural Resources

Representative Jared Polis has been elected to the House Committee on Natural Resources to serve as the only member of the Democratic Caucus from a western-mountain state.

“As a member of the Natural Resources Committee, I can better support skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, sportsmen, snowmobilers, off-roaders and others who enjoy our Colorado lifestyle as well as help generate new jobs in the outdoor recreation economy,” Polis stated on his government website.


Polis plans to work with the Natural Resources Committee to protect the vast majority of open space as well as further the discussion on responsibly accessing available energy resources within Colorado.

The Second Congressional District focuses on a realm of research regarding science, climate and aerospace, which all fall under the jurisdiction of the Natural Resource Committee.

“This presents an additional opportunity to support and advocate on behalf of these innovative companies, government agencies, and schools, including CU-Boulder and CSU, that support high-paying jobs and conduct cutting-edge research,” Polis said.

Polis has served as an advocate for the protection of Colorado lands, including air and water, for the extent of his political career. He plans to continue this advocacy as a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

“As the Representative for a district that is composed of 62 percent federal lands, I’m always concerned with ensuring there is a strong local input into the administration of these lands,” Polis said.

Collegian Reporter Jessie Trudell can be reached at or on Twitter @JessieTrudell.

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