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‘Just call me Jared,’ Polis says in CNN blog chronicling freshman...

He spends his free time having his staff quiz him with flashcards that show other members of Congress, their home states and their committees -- but don't call him "congressman," says the freshman Democrat from Boulder. "Seriously, for my sanity, just call me Jared," writes Rep. Jared Polis in his debut blog entry on CNN's "Freshman Year" feature, which will follow Polis and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, as they get their bearings in Congress.

Polis named to Democratic steering committee

The congressional career of freshman Dem Jared Polis is off to an auspicious start, according to the Boulder Daily Camera, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday naming the incoming 2nd Congressional District representative to the influential Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.