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June 18, 2020

Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus

by Jason Blevins

The Boulder County Democrat says it's time to "go big and be bold" with his sweeping 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act, which provides economic relief from coronavirus shutdown while investing in overlooked forest management, wildfire mitigation and civilian corps. U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse on Thursday introduced comprehensive legislation that aims to help Western economies better recover from the pandemic while addressing long standing conservation, forest management … Continue Reading


May 16, 2020

Rep. Joe Neguse’s Ideas Help Shape ‘Heroes Act’

by Shaun Boyd

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, came up with provisions to help Colorado towns and counties. The provisions are part of the "Heroes Act," another coronavirus relief bill worth $3 trillion. The legislation passed out of the House of Representatives on Friday. Neguse added $375 for direct aid to small ciites, a 15% increase to the SNAP program and hazard pay for front-line workers. The 8 proposals from … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

Neguse bill would require Pentagon to conduct climate change threat analysis

by Michael Karlik

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse last week introduced legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Defense to report on the national security effects of climate change and its strategy for confronting those challenges. "The climate crisis threatens our basic resources, from food to water to energy, our global security and military structures and operations, and it's essential as a nation we are prepared to take on these threats," Neguse said. "A report from the Department of Defense on the … Continue Reading


March 09, 2020

Opinion: Northern Colorado can't afford budget cuts to affordable housing

by Congressman Joe Neguse

Growth across Northern Colorado in recent years has developed a unique set of circumstances. As our communities expand and flourish, growing populations put stress on infrastructure, transportation and lead many individuals to be priced out of our city limits and forced to live farther and farther away from where they work. Across Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, the median home price is nearly $500,000 - 127% above the national average. As hardworking families throughout our community … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

Bills That Would Create A Women’s Suffrage Monument And Expand The Yucca House Site Just Passed The House

by Caitlyn Kim

Two bills with Colorado ties are one step closer to becoming law after votes in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. One would create a women's suffrage monument in the nation's capital, and the other would expand the Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez. The Every Word We Utter monument was designed by Loveland artist Jane DeDecker. The bill, introduced in the House by Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse of Boulder, is supported by the entire Colorado Congressional delegation. … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

U.S. House passes bill to authorize Loveland sculptor’s suffragette memorial in D.C.

by Pamela Johnson

Loveland artist Jane DeDecker watched with awe as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to allow her 22-foot-tall bronze tribute to women suffragettes to be placed in Washington, D.C. "It was chills," said Wanda Marker, who is on the board of the nonprofit working to have DeDecker's sculpture, called "Every Word We Utter," placed in the nation's capitol. Marker, Debbie Bakel, also on the board, DeDecker and her husband, Kyle Dalabetta, watched the vote live online … Continue Reading


February 18, 2020

Judiciary Committee adopts Neguse amendment to end African visa ban

by Michael Karlik

In a markup in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee last week, members approved an amendment from U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse to the NO BAN Act that would overturn President Donald Trump's executive order from January to restrict visas to four African countries. "Each version of President Trump's travel ban runs counter to our American values, counter to our nation's founding, and counter to our morality and humanity," said the Boulder County Democrat. As the only Eritrean-American in Congress, Neguse … Continue Reading


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

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 District. Mauser became the face of the … 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


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 23, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse talks climate change, impeachment during State of the District address

by Kelsey Hammon

In between a meeting with a local news organization and a Boy Scout Troop Thursday night, U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse took to the Boulder High School stage to deliver the State of the District address. The talk sought to highlight yearly accomplishments while looking to the future. Peering out over the crowd of roughly 300, Neguse's talk touched on efforts to create affordable housing, lowering the cost of health care and transportation infrastructure. But it was his calling for the nation's … 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

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