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February 06, 2020

Congressmen introduce bill to help Colorado communities recover from weather disasters

by Avery Martinez

On Jan. 29, Congressmen Joe Neguse and Francis Rooney introduced the Climate Resilient Communities Act to Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. The bipartisan piece of legislation was inspired by emergency management officials, according to an announcement from Neguse's campaign.. Neguse said the Climate Resilient Communities Act provides a way for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to factor in climate impacts and risks into building codes and standards "to ensure that our … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

Colorado residents attending 2020 State of the Union include Columbine victim’s dad, in return appearance

by Justin Wingerter

Twenty years ago, Tom Mauser was sitting in a congressional gallery, two seats down from the first lady, and watching President Bill Clinton describe his son, Daniel, as "an amazing kid, a straight-A student, a good skier." Daniel had, in the president's words, been "gunned down at Columbine" the year before. On Tuesday night, Tom Mauser will return to Congress for another State of the Union address as the guest of Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat who is 35 years old. It's the same age … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

State Of The Union: Colorado Guests Draw Attention To Gun Violence, Veteran Suicide

by Shaun Boyd

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS4) - Coloradans in Congress invited several guests to President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. Colorado representatives used the invitation to draw attention to issues including gun violence and veteran suicide. A father of one of the Columbine High School shooting victims was in the audience. Tom Mauser attended the State of the Union as a guest of Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional … Continue Reading

February 03, 2020

Father of Columbine massacre victim will attend State of the Union for the second time

by Erika Gonzalez

DENVER -- President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday at 7 p.m. MST. There will be hundreds of special guests invited by members of Congress. Congressman Joe Neguse, serving Colorado's Second District, invited Tom Mauser as his guest. Mauser is no stranger to the political arena. For decades, he has been pushing for gun reform. "It's really a reflection of an honor for my son Daniel," explained Mauser. Daniel was one of 13 people killed in the Columbine … Continue Reading

February 01, 2020

Contrasting generational messages at youth climate summit in Boulder

by Julia King

The atmosphere in the auditorium of the Boulder Public Library quickly switched from hope to frustration Saturday, when a member of Congress handed the microphone over to a teenager. While both of the speakers, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, and 17-year-old Marlow Baines discussed the same topic, climate change, the contrasting nature of the two speeches represented a generational divide that exists around the conversation on that topic. The event, a youth summit on climate, was hosted by … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Colorado’s Joe Neguse criticizes new Trump immigrant restrictions as xenophobic

by Linnea Lipson and Justin Wingerter

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced Friday that it is curbing legal immigration from six additional countries that officials said did not meet security standards, as part of an election-year push to further restrict immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will face new restrictions in obtaining certain visas to come to the United States. But it is not a total travel ban, unlike President Donald Trump's earlier effort … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Neguse bringing Tom Mauser, father of Columbine victim, to Trump's State of the Union address

by Ernest Luning

When President Donald Trump delivers his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Tom Mauser will be there in the gallery, wearing the shoes of his son, Daniel Mauser, who was killed in the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado. Mauser, a prominent advocate for gun violence prevention legislation, will be attending the speech as a guest of U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, the Lafayette Democrat's office said Friday. "I'll be there, wearing my son's shoes, to keep … Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Elected officials mobilize to help Loveland couple’s daughter trapped in Wuhan

by Carina Julig

Loveland antiques dealer Mel Duerksen's daughter, Christi Traeger, 23, married her high school sweetheart, Tyler Traeger, in March 2019, and in August the couple departed for Wuhan, China, to teach English at the Wuhan University of Technology. The pair fell in love with the city and its people. They were settling in for their second semester as teachers when the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan and the Chinese government shut down travel to and from the city. Watching from halfway across the … Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

FBI to audit state gun background checks

by Matt Mauro

DENVER - The Department of Justice's inspector general has ordered the FBI to audit some state gun background checks, after an inquiry from five members of Colorado's congressional delegation. U.S. representatives, both Democrats and a Republican, voiced their concerns after a perceived school threat forced metro Denver schools to cancel classes for about half a million students in April 2019. That incident involved Sol Pais, the 18-year-old Florida woman who was apparently infatuated with … Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

Gun Scare in Colorado Leads to Federal Investigation

by Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

Less than a year after a gun scare in Colorado, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice has announced it will investigate whether the feds are properly monitoring state background checks on firearm purchases. The investigation will mark the culmination of efforts by Colorado's congressional delegation to figure out how Sol Pais, a Columbine-obsessed eighteen-year-old from Florida, was able to purchase a shotgun here in April 2019, around the twentieth anniversary of the Columbine … Continue Reading

January 21, 2020

Cache La Poudre Middle Schoolers Inspire Special Education Bill In Congress

by Shaun Boyd

LAPORTE, Colo. (CBS4) - It isn't easy getting the attention of a U.S. representative, but Congressman Joe Neguse says when he read letters from students at Cache La Poudre Middle School in Laporte, he was compelled to respond in person. "Hearing you all make the case really inspired me," Neguse told the students at an assembly Tuesday. They wrote the letters as part of an assignment, but could have chosen any issue. Most of the 100 letters asked for help for classmates with disabilities. "I … Continue Reading

January 21, 2020

Joe Neguse delivers State of the District speech to packed house in Fort Collins

by Carina Julig

While politicians in Washington prepared for the impeachment trial of President Trump in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Joe Neguse was busy meeting constituents across Larimer County. The representative for Colorado's second congressional district, which includes Loveland and Fort Collins, Neguse came home to update his constituents on what he had achieved in his first year in office. Neguse was elected in 2018 to replace Gov. Jared Polis, who used to represent the district. On Tuesday evening, he … Continue Reading

January 17, 2020

PopSockets, Sonos complain of bullying by tech giants like Amazon in Congressional hearing held in Boulder

by Tamara Chuang

Concern that giant tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google are using their digital might to shape markets unfairly took a local turn Friday as a Congressional antitrust subcommittee held a hearing in Boulder. Inside the Wittemyer Courtroom at the University of Colorado Law School, lawmakers including U.S. Reps. Ken Buck, R-Windsor, and Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, listened to testimony from tech executives who called the tech giants bullies, extortionists and draconian. U.S. Rep. … Continue Reading

January 16, 2020

Rep. Joe Neguse to address “State of the District” in Boulder

by Katie Langford

Rep. Joe Neguse will deliver a State of the District address at a Boulder town hall on Thursday to update his 2nd Congressional District constituents on what he's accomplished in Congress. The Lafayette Democrat will discuss his legislation around agriculture, affordable housing, climate change and public lands. The address will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. "In my first year in office we have worked to hear from constituents up and down the district at 24 … Continue Reading

January 10, 2020

Joe Neguse's innovative service town halls recognized by national group

by Ernest Luning

The national Town Hall Project on Friday recognized U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse with its "Spirit of Service" award for the freshman Democrat's innovative service town halls, which the group said "combined talk with meaningful action." Neguse, who held 24 town halls across the 2nd Congressional District during his first year in office, asked constituents to meet up to perform volunteer work ahead of the traditional question-and-answer sessions at five of them. "I've been tremendously inspired by the … Continue Reading

January 08, 2020

Peak to Peak student wins Colorado 2nd Congressional District app challenge

by Amy Bounds

Andrew Woen, a junior at Lafayette's Peak to Peak Charter School, started working on a recycling app as a response to his fear of climate change. His app recently won the Congressional App Challenge for Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. Called "ReDetect," it tells users what items can be recycled through image recognition and machine learning. "I know that it will take a lot more than a recycling app to combat (climate change), but I believe that any contribution against climate change … Continue Reading

January 02, 2020

‘Ally’s Act’: Federal Legislation Is Named After Broomfield 10-Year-Old Ally Tumblin

by Shaun Boyd

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) - A Broomfield fourth grader could soon have a federal law named after her. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced "Ally's Act" after receiving a letter from Ally Tumblin. "Please help me advocate for hearing better by mandating hearing devices coverage," the 10-year-old wrote. Ally was born without a right ear and ear canal, a condition known as Microtia Atrecia. The only way she can hear is a with a specialized bone-anchored hearing device that costs $5,000-8,000. The device … Continue Reading

December 13, 2019

Neguse aims to rid Congress of plastic bottles

by Michael Karlick

Those watching Friday morning's impeachment hearing in the 41-member House Judiciary Committee might have noticed a plastic water bottle at every representative's seat. To Colorado's Joe Neguse, that represents a very obvious target in the much larger battle to address climate change. "Ninety-nine percent of plastic is made from fossil fuels, with refinement being the most greenhouse gas-intensive part of the lifecycle, and almost all plastic ends up in oceans and landfills," wrote Neguse, … Continue Reading

December 12, 2019

Congressman Neguse introduces Aircraft Noise Reduction Act

by John Spina

Congressman Joe Neguse on Thursday introduced legislation proposing that general aviation airports, such as Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Boulder Municipal Airport and Northern Colorado Regional Airport, be able to self-impose restrictions relating to noise concerns. Under current law, airports must undergo a lengthy and difficult approval process with the Federal Aviation Administration before pursuing noise-based restrictions and, as a result, very few do so successfully. If the … Continue Reading

December 11, 2019

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse has a plan to fight Trump on climate censorship

by Robin Bravender

WASHINGTON - A freshman Colorado congressman, troubled by allegations of climate censorship by the Trump administration, is attempting to make it harder for political appointees to scrub scientific information from government reports. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) introduced legislation this month dubbed the "Stop Climate Censorship Act." If enacted, it would require political appointees at federal agencies to provide data to back up any decisions to remove climate change content from scientific … Continue Reading

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