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Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse congratulated Colorado State University on being awarded a $128.7 million cooperative grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue research at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). First established in 1980 as a partnership between CSU and NOAA, the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) is one of just 16 cooperative institutes established at premier centers for research across the country.
Washington D.C.—Congressman Neguse, this week, submitted testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee, urging the Committee to take up priority legislation that would impact Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. In particular, he urged movement on the Safe Helicopters Now Act, legislation brought to him by Karen Mahany, whose husband died in a Flight for Life helicopter crash in Frisco in 2015.
WASHINGTON - Following issues in Colorado and around the country, Representative Neguse and the Colorado Delegation sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai asking for immediate action to address data inaccuracies that has held Coloradan families back, preventing them from connecting to broadband internet. Led by Representative Crow, the other co-signers of the bipartisan, bicameral letter are Sens.
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.— According to a new report, released Friday from the Town Hall Project, Congressman Joe Neguse held more town halls than any other freshman of Congress in the first quarter of the 116th Congress. The Town Hall Project’s Congressional Accountability Report calculated all public events held by members. Neguse comes in second among all freshman for public forums, with 15 events, including his “Java with Joe” meetings in the district. Of all the freshman members, he held the most “true” town halls, 13 events since taking office.
Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse has secured a hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee on legislation that would install Jane DeDecker’s Every Word We Utter sculpture as the first outdoor monument for the women’s suffrage movement in Washington D.C. This sculpture features Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton with her daughter Harriot Stanton Blatch, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells.
Washington D.C.— Following meetings with city representatives in Fort Collins, Loveland and Boulder, Representative Joe Neguse (CO-02) has thrown his support behind House Bill 530, the Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019. Representative Neguse was the first member of the Colorado delegation to sign onto this bill.
Washington, D.C.— Today, Senator Cory Gardner and Congressman Joe Neguse introduced the STATES Act, Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation would eliminate conflicts between state and federal laws, enabling states to determine their own cannabis laws. Specifically, the legislation would amend the Controlled Substance Act so that any person acting in compliance with a state or tribal law would no longer see most of the Act’s provisions apply to them.
Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement in response to President Trump’s 2020 budget draft, released today:
Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Neguse congratulated Colorado State University for a $20 million funding renewal from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for continued investment in the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning. The Fort Collins-based center will receive $4 million annually for the next five years to help the community increase resilience to disaster.