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May 17, 2022

Chairmen Neguse, King seeking necessary funding for America’s National Parks

Congressman Joe Neguse, as the Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Landshas been a champion of legislation to preserve our public lands, restore our forests and protect our communities from record-breaking wildfires. Since coming to Congress, Congressman Neguse has advocated for full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the renewal of a reimagined 21st Century Conservation Corps and introduced the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy … Continue Reading

May 16, 2022

New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean water

by Alex Hager

Two recent moves aim to benefit water access for tribal communities in the Colorado River basin. One, a bill in the U.S. Congress, could increase access to clean water. Another, the release of a "shared vision" statement, outlines the goals of tribes and conservation nonprofits. Tribes in the basin hold rights to about a quarter of the river's flow, but have often been excluded from negotiations about how the river's water is used. At the same time, tribal communities often lack reliable … Continue Reading

May 08, 2022

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse visits planned Breckenridge housing site

by Luke Vidic

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse stopped by Breckenridge Friday, May 6, to visit a planned workforce housing site along with Summit County and Breckenridge officials. The "Justice Center parcel project," as town officials have unofficially dubbed it, will provide the town with 52 workforce housing units. "It's exciting," Neguse said. "Kudos to the county leadership, (town) leadership and local community that has the foresight to address this acute housing affordability crisis." The units will be priced … Continue Reading

May 06, 2022

Colorado Mountain College celebrates graduates with first public event since the COVID-19 pandemic

by Luke Vidic

Colorado Mountain College celebrated graduation for over 100 students across the Breckenridge and Dillon campuses on Friday. Hundreds of family members and friends gathered at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center for the main graduation, and about 50 attended the nursing graduation at the Breckenridge campus. This marked the first graduation to allow an unlimited number of in-person guests since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic . "It really is inspiring to join such an exceptional group of … Continue Reading

April 29, 2022

Neguse presses for higher pay for wildland firefighters

by Colorado Politics Staff

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, along with several House colleagues, is urging Congress to raise the pay for federal wildland firefighters as they battle tinder-dry conditions across the country, particularly in the West. In Colorado, experts say the conditions have cranked up April's fire risk to what the state would normally see in the summer. In a letter to U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Dave Joyce of Ohio, Neguse noted that federal firefighters are broadly classified as a "forestry … Continue Reading

April 22, 2022

Polis, Colorado officials announce legislation on climate preparedness, wildfire response

by Blayke Roznowski

DENVER - Gov. Jared Polis and local and state leaders announced new legislation on Friday to help prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfires in Colorado. Senate Bill 206 creates two grant funds to help families and businesses trying to rebuild after a natural disaster, like a wildfire. The bill would create the Disaster Resilience Rebuilding Program, which is a $15 million fund that would provide loans and grants to homeowners, owners of residential rental property, … Continue Reading

April 22, 2022

US Reps. Neguse and Curtis discuss bipartisan ways to address climate change

by Kelsey Simpkins

More than 150 people gathered at CU Boulder earlier this month for a lively, moderated discussion between U.S. Reps. Joe Neguse, Democrat of Colorado and John Curtis, Republican of Utah (who joined virtually), on how finding common ground in politics could help fight the climate crisis. The April 14 panel, hosted by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, explored lawmakers' motivations for … Continue Reading

April 12, 2022

Rep. Joe Neguse introduces bills to support gun violence survivors, prevent mass shootings

by Sara Wilson

Rep. Joe Neguse introduced a package of bills Tuesday designed to prevent mass shootings and provide resources to victims, especially workers, who survive. "The legislation that we are announcing today is born from the deep anguish that we feel at each of these tragedies and the deep desire we have to ensure that each of these tragedies don't happen again," the Boulder Democrat said during a press conference at the #BoulderStrong Resource Center, which was set up to support survivors from the … Continue Reading

April 11, 2022

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse visit NCAR Fire burn area

by Mitchell Byars

A little more than two weeks after the NCAR Fire, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse looked over the burn area and saw green growth already beginning to replace the blackened ground. But a line of red fire retardant between the burn area and a south Boulder neighborhood is still visible, a reminder of how a few hundred yards of grass and a line of firefighters were all that stood between a wall of flames and homes on Stony Hill Road. "It's pretty darn close," Wildfire … Continue Reading

April 11, 2022

With support for gun control lacking, Rep. Neguse aims to blunt mass shooting impacts in other ways

by John Aguilar

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse will announce on Tuesday a three-pronged approach to preventing, blunting and recovering from mass shooting events, with the unveiling of a trio of bills he will introduce in Congress just weeks after the first anniversary of the Boulder King Soopers shooting that claimed 10 lives. Specifically, the bills will expand worker safety, provide preventative security measures to workplaces and increase mental health and trauma support in the wake of mass shootings. The hope … Continue Reading

April 07, 2022

Democrats renew calls for ban on congressional stock trading: ‘We are elected to serve the people, not stock portfolios’

by Alicia Adamczyk

A group of Democratic lawmakers renewed calls for legislation prohibiting members of Congress from trading stock while in office during a press conference Thursday. The lawmakers, which included Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse, among others, say the ban is necessary for lawmakers to regain public trust in federal officials. "We are elected to serve the people, not stock portfolios," said Neguse, who led the press … Continue Reading

March 31, 2022

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet underscore need to combat climate change

by Amy Golden

With crews still responding to the NCAR fire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend, a panel on Wednesday stressed that these types of events are part of the growing cost of climate change in Colorado. While the NCAR fire has been mostly contained with no damage to structures or lives lost, the early spring fire combined with the recent destruction of the Marshall fire has made the impacts of Colorado's changing climate all the more visible to legislators and their … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

Neguse works to gain more traction on wildfire bills in Congress

by Gabrielle Franklin

WASHINGTON (KDVR) - The NCAR fire is just the latest reason one lawmaker is trying to get Congress to allocate more money to wildfire prevention. Congressman Joe Neguse has been working on legislation to address wildfires since the end of last year. The bills have not had much movement in Congress, but he is hoping the latest wildfire outbreak will get his colleagues to work a little faster. "We have had, just in the last 18 months, four of the most destructive fires in the history of … Continue Reading

March 18, 2022

President’s signature makes it official: Colorado’s Amache site now part of National Park Service

by Kevin Simpson

The decades-long effort to ensure lasting recognition of Colorado's Granada War Relocation Center - also known as Camp Amache - finally reached the finish line Friday as President Joe Biden signed legislation making it a national historic site. In a White House ceremony, the president's signature gave final approval to the bill that will place the nearly 1-square-mile parcel near the town of Granada in southeast Colorado under the management of the National Park Service. That designation … Continue Reading

March 17, 2022

Just 62% of Colorado college students complete degree. Neguse bill could help.

by Sara Wilson

Rep. Joe Neguse said he plans to introduce legislation Thursday to promote college completion by funding programs to reduce the needs that can lead a student to drop out early. The College Completion Fund Act would authorize $62 billion over the next 10 years to fund items such as child care, food and housing assistance, mental health services and career training. "The chance to complete a college degree must be an opportunity provided to all students, no matter their background or … Continue Reading

March 13, 2022

Neguse, Bennet and Hickenlooper urge Biden to expand at-home COVID-19 testing program

by Libby Stanford

Three Colorado legislators are urging President Joe Biden to expand his free at-home COVID-19 testing kit program. Rep. Joe Neguse and Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper sent a letter to Biden on Thursday, March 10, urging him to extend the program to include Americans who receive mail from a commercial mail agency. The agencies are privately-owned businesses that accept U.S. Postal Service mail on behalf of third-party individuals, such as local UPS stores, according to a news … Continue Reading

March 07, 2022

RTD to receive more than $53 million from American Rescue Plan

by Sydney Isenberg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Colorado's Regional Transportation District (RTD) will receive more than $53 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, Congressmen Joe Neguse and Jason Crow announced Monday. The $53,240,645 will be used to support day-to-day operations, cleaning and sanitization and staffing level maintenance, according to Neguse. "COVID has forced us to reimagine commuting in the Denver area. This funding will help reduce congestion and improve quality of life for Coloradans. Not … Continue Reading

February 28, 2022

U.S. Rep. Neguse invites Superior mayor as State of the Union guest

by Ella Cobb

Superior Mayor Clint Folsom will be heading to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday - virtually, that is. Folsom was selected to be Congressman Joe Neguse's guest at President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address, according to a press release Monday. "Folks like Mayor Clint Folsom represent our country's resilience and recovery. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating Marshall Fire, he has shown great leadership helping communities come together, rebuild and recover," said … Continue Reading

February 20, 2022

On 80th anniversary, Camp Amache families remembered and honored by Sect. of Interior Deb Haaland

by Shanna Lewis

All that's left from the original camp are wind-blown prairie grass and old building foundations. "It's a part of American history that for many years, people wanted to sweep under the carpet," said Derek Okubo of Denver, whose father, Henry, was incarcerated on these grounds 80 years ago. It was February 19, 1942, shortly after the American entrance into World War II, when more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent were confined to so-called relocation camps on a directive from the … Continue Reading

February 18, 2022

Congressman Neguse visits Northern Colorado electric bus facility

by Will Costello

U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, a Democrat who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, visited an electric bus facility in south Fort Collins on Friday, discussing the new technology with officials from Fort Collins and Larimer County as well as taking a test ride on a fully electric bus. The congressional district, which Neguse has represented since 2019, encompasses the much of the area northwest of Interstate 76, and a large portion of the Front Range west of Interstate 25. … Continue Reading

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