February 26, 2020

Securing Victories for Colorado's Mountain Communities

Dear Friends, 

It is the greatest honor to travel our district, visit with each of you and see first-hand the innovation and ingenuity so present across our district. Last week, I traveled through Grand, Larimer, Broomfield and Clear Creek Counties, I visited the world class National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park and sat down with small business owners. It is a priority and a privilege for me to interact with all of you, and to listen to your ideas for how I can best represent you in Washington, D.C. 

While in Grand County, I had the privilege of touring the National Sports Center for the Disabled—one of the largest adaptive sports centers in the world, which offers rehabilitation and competitive sports training. The Center is able to teach more than 37,000 lessons to athletes every year!

It was an honor to spend some time there meeting with athletes and staff members to hear their stories. 

I was also thrilled to hold a round table meeting with Grand County small business leaders while in Winter Park. We had a very productive conversation about how to protect businesses and stimulate our mountain economies!

During my stop in Idaho Springs on Saturday, I was also able to sit down with KYGT radio. It was a great opportunity discuss my work in Congress and share some of the victories we've been able to secure for Clear Creek County and our mountain communities across the district. 

In 2019, we passed major legislation that will secure funding for our rural schools. This legislation was signed into law by the President and could provide over a million dollars to Grand County to fill the gaps in school funding and help with search and rescue operations in our communities.  

Also in 2019, we were able to help secure a $12 million grant for Grand County's Lift system. This grant will help ensure The Lift can continue to provide the over 500,000 riders in rural Colorado with safe means to access employment, medical appointments, social and recreational opportunities.

And in October, we passed major legislation out of the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve thousands of acres of public lands across Colorado.

I'm proud of what we have accomplished so far, but there is still much more work to do.

I look forward to continuing to hear from you as I travel the district and work on the issues most important to our communities, including fighting for investments in our aging infrastructure, lowering the cost of healthcare, combating the existential threat of climate change and fighting to preserve of our public lands. 

All the best,

Congressman Joe Neguse