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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Neguse signed onto H.R. 1571, the Debt Free College Act of 2019, bicameral legislation, led by Representative Pocan (WI-02) in the House of Representatives, aimed at reversing the student debt crisis and addressing the rising costs of higher education in the United States.
Washington, D.C.— Today, a provision from Congressman Joe Neguse to provide for $5 million for the Affordable College Textbooks Pilot program passed on the U.S. House floor. The provision was included in an appropriations minibus package which would fund the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in FY2020. The funding secured by Congressman Neguse will help tackle textbooks costs for students across the country, by providing grants to colleges and universities to expand open education resources.
Washington D.C. — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse secured an additional $1 billion for IDEA, the federal grant program that supports students with disabilities. The Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill that passed on the House floor today included $13.36 billion for the Individuals with Disabilities Act, with an additional $1 billion secured by Congressman Neguse during the appropriations process.
Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced his 12th piece of legislation since taking office, the Secure Rural Schools Extension Act, bipartisan legislation, co-led with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers to extend the Secure Rural Schools program through Fiscal Year 2020. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) was first introduced in 2000 to assist counties containing tracts of federally-owned land that are tax-exempt.
Washington D.C.— Today, Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), with the support of Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), introduced bipartisan bicameral legislation to help more community college transfer students earn degrees. The Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2019 would ensure students who have transferred from community college to a four-year institution can obtain an associate’s degree with the reverse transfer of class credits.
WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), U.S. Representatives John Katko (R-NY) and Joe Neguse (D-CO), and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today introduced a bicameral bill that would give Americans overwhelmed by student loan debt the option of obtaining meaningful bankruptcy relief.
Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Neguse announced a $3.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services awarded to the Thompson Valley School District for their Head Start program. The Head Start program promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social and other services.
Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act—the 9th original bill he has introduced since being sworn into office, the most of any freshman member of the 116th Congress. The bill would expand the use of free, open access textbooks on college campuses to provide more affordable alternatives to traditional textbooks and help reduce the cost burden of college education for students in Colorado and across the country. Senator Dick Durbin introduced a companion bill in the Senate today.
Washington D.C.—For Public Schools Week, Congressman Joe Neguse joins a bipartisan resolution with House colleagues to prioritize investment in our nation’s public schools, leads legislation to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and recognizes Colorado educators, building on efforts taken already to reduce the cost of childcare, rebuild our schools infrastructure and lower the cost of college.