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January 17, 2021

An Impeachment Manager On His Case Against President Trump

by Michael Martin

As the country prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, a second impeachment trial of President Trump is before us - at some point. Last week, a majority of lawmakers determined that once again, President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors. The House approved one article of impeachment against the president for inciting an insurrection against the federal government at the U.S. Capitol. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says no trial will take … Continue Reading

January 08, 2021

'Democracy is Fragile': Congressman Joe Neguse Leads The Call To Invoke The 25th Amendment

by Shaun Boyd

DENVER (CBS4)- A Colorado Congressman is one of those leading the call to have President Trump removed from office in his final days. Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse is among 17 members of the House Judiciary Committee to send a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking him to invoke the 25th amendment. A majority of the president's cabinet would have to agree that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. If the president objects, two thirds of both chambers … Continue Reading

January 06, 2021

"We were getting ready to make a stand": Colorado Congressmen recount harrowing moments as rioters approach

by Jesse Paul

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse had just finished speaking on the House floor in defense of President-elect Joe Biden's win on Nov. 3 when the Democrat from Lafayette noticed something was wrong. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was escorted from the chamber. Then House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who was sitting behind Neguse, was removed from the House by U.S. Capitol Police. "It signaled to everybody that something was amiss," Neguse said. Neguse was ignoring his cellphone to focus on his important role as … Continue Reading

December 09, 2020

Neguse, Bennet want more federal funding for wildfire relief

by McKenna Harford

Colorado's representatives are working to provide federal support for local recovery efforts from the East Troublesome Fire. U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse and Sen. Michael Bennet have called on Congress to include wildfire mitigation and recovery relief funding in the next coronavirus relief package. On Thursday, Neguse plans to introduce the Wildfire Recovery Act, a bill that would help cover costs for firefighting, including field camp expenses, equipment, repairs, mobilization and other eligible … Continue Reading

December 08, 2020

Women's suffrage monument with Loveland roots could soon make history in Washington D.C.

by Erin Udell

A century after U.S. women won their fight for women's suffrage, the fight for Washington, D.C's first outdoor monument honoring them has nearly ended. Bipartisan legislation to create the Every Word We Utter women's suffrage movement monument passed the U.S. Senate last week and is now headed to President Donald Trump's desk for a signature. Trump has previously expressed support for the legislation, according to a news release from Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse's office. Neguse - U.S. … Continue Reading

November 24, 2020

A top Democrat on the House antitrust panel sets sights on Big Pharma after wrapping up tech probe

by Lauren Feiner

After wrapping up a more than year-long investigation into Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, a top Democrat on the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust has his sights set on a new industry: Big Pharma. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., vice chairman of the subcommittee, is calling for a hearing to probe federal enforcers' approach to evaluating pharmaceutical mergers. He made the request in a letter sent Monday to committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. and subcommittee Chairman David … Continue Reading

November 24, 2020

Fort Collins Rep. Joe Neguse elected to No. 8 House leadership spot

by Jacy Marmaduke

Fort Collins' congressional representative, Democrat Joe Neguse, is ascending the ranks of U.S. House of Representatives leadership. The House Democratic Caucus unanimously elected Neguse last week as co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, the No. 8 position in House leadership. Neguse has represented Colorado's 2nd Congressional district, including all of Larimer County and the Boulder area, since 2019. He previously served as the House's co-representative for … Continue Reading

November 19, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Elected To One Of The Top 10 Most Powerful Positions In US House

by Shaun Boyd

A Colorado Congressman has been elected to one of the most powerful leadership positions in the U.S. House. Rep. Joe Neguse will serve as Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, the number eight position in House leadership. He will play a key role in crafting the policy priorities for House Democrats. "The leadership table benefits from having Colorado's voice at the table because, in my view, Coloradans at their core are folks who ultimately are pragmatists. … Continue Reading

October 23, 2020

Opinion: Colorado wildfire season reinforces the need for mitigation and resiliency

by John Huff and Steve Ellis

Over 2,000 Colorado firefighters have been battling wildfires that have charred more than 430,000 acres since the beginning of the year. The Cameron Peak Fire overtook this summer's Pine Gulch Fire as the largest in the state's history, having burned over 200,000 acres of land thus far. Unfortunately, wildfires of this magnitude are increasingly common. According to the Colorado State Forest Service, the top 10 largest fires in the state's history have occurred since 2002. And with almost … Continue Reading

October 22, 2020

Rep. Neguse to host virtual job fair

by Taylor Sienkiewicz

Rep. Joe Neguse will host a virtual job fair in an effort to address unemployment and assist Coloradans undergoing the job search process. The job fair is designed specifically for mountain communities in the 2nd Congressional District, including Summit County, which Neguse represents. It will be held from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 12. Those interested can register at … Continue Reading

October 22, 2020

US Rep. Neguse offers his help on East Troublesome Fire

by Sky-High News

The following statement was issued Thursday morning by US Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. "Our thoughts and our prayers are with the firefighters, first responders and law enforcement personnel whose brave efforts helped safely evacuate many residents yesterday as the East Troublesome Fire grew at an unprecedented rate. Our office continues to work with both local and state officials to address these challenges, and we'll continue to monitor conditions … Continue Reading

October 11, 2020

Amid A Pandemic Economy And Record Wildfires, Is It Time For A 21st-Century Civilian Conservation Corps?

by Sam Brasch

At a park outside Denver, 24-year-old Hailey Tresch loads pieces of felled invasive trees into the maw of a wood chipper. The logs are heavy, the day is growing hotter and the air is hazy with smoke from nearby fires. Still, Tresch says her new gig with Mile High Youth Corps beats her old desk job in marketing. "With COVID and with the election coming up, a lot of people can feel so helpless," said Tresch. "Just to feel like you're doing something about something is so rewarding." Between … Continue Reading

September 25, 2020

House passes clean energy bill with Neguse wildfire amendment

by Michael Karlik

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a clean energy bill by 220-185 that contained a provision to improve forecasting of wildfire smoke. "As wildfires continue to burn across the Western United States, we must make federal investments to provide tools and data to keep communities safe," said U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, who was one of the amendment's sponsors. "Additionally, as COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, we are experiencing the convergence of two monumental … Continue Reading

September 22, 2020

Congressman Neguse announces FEMA funds for 2013 flood projects

by Rep. Joe Neguse

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Congressman Joe Neguse announced more than $4.3 million in FEMA funds towards critical Larimer County bridge and roadway projects from the 2013 floods. These grants will provide 75% of the total project cost in federal funding towards projects that repaired damage from the flooding and mudslides that occurred in 2013. This funding will cover repairs to County Road 44H roadway due to the overflow of Buckhorn Creek, and bridge repairs and roadway replacements due to the … Continue Reading

September 20, 2020

Senate Version of Joe Neguse’s, Matt Gaetz’s Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act Introduced

by Kevin Derby

A proposal backed by a congressman from the Sunshine State to crack down on animal cruelty is building traction on Capitol Hill U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is one of the top backers of U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse's, D-Col., "Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act." According to Neguse's office, the bill "would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes. "Neguse introduced … Continue Reading

September 17, 2020

Sweeping Federal Protections Inch Closer For 400,000 Acres Of Western Colorado Public Lands

by Jacob Fischler

Four long-standing efforts to protect tracts of public lands in western Colorado are closer to becoming law after Democrats in the state's congressional delegation bundled them and attached the package to a must-pass defense authorization bill. The public lands measure, called the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy, or CORE, Act, extends varying levels of federal protection to 400,000 acres near the Continental Divide, the San Juan Mountains, the Thompson Divide and Curecanti … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

Neguse among sponsors of bill to prevent political use of White House

by Michael Karlik

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is among the House members sponsoring the Our Lawn Act, a bill to expressly prohibit the use of federal property, including the White House, from use in political conventions or fundraising events. The proposal comes after President Donald Trump used the White House as a backdrop during the Republican National Convention last month. The Hatch Act of 1939 prohibits most government employees from engaging in partisan political activity while performing their job duties, … Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

Michael Bennet, Joe Neguse, local officials celebrate $60M CDOT grant on Vail Pass

by John LaConte

Sen. Michael Bennet, Rep Joe Neguse, Eagle County Commissioner Matt Scherr, and Vail and Avon's Mayors were among a group of Colorado officials to celebrate upcoming improvements on Vail Pass on Friday. Include that alongside the fact that President Trump himself tweeted in celebration of the $60M grant CDOT has received to add an auxiliary lane to Vail Pass, and we're now just a homeowner's association short of the grant being celebrated at all levels of American government. Neguse, who … Continue Reading

September 01, 2020

Congressman Neguse calls for federal eviction moratorium

by Rep. Joe Neguse

This week, Congressman Joe Neguse (Colorado's 2nd District) and other House Democrats sent a letter urging the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Treasury, and Agriculture to take immediate action to mitigate the impending wave of evictions and rise in homelessness. The letter specifically requests the Departments implement robust eviction moratoriums, deployment of additional federal funding, and policy remedies to "stem the tide of this oncoming 'tsunami' of evictions." … Continue Reading

August 20, 2020

Every Word We Utter: Colorado artist with Vail ties works to install women's monument in Washington DC

by Casey Russell

Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul stand atop a pedestal with a flag. Below them, sculpted from clay, stand first wave feminist icons Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriet Stanton Blatch. Wells holds out a hand, paying homage to the women who came before her. Concentric circles surround the sculpture, serving as a symbol for the ripples of change, just like a droplet falling into a pool of water. When a water droplet falls, it ripples, of course, but a smaller, "daughter droplet" … Continue Reading

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