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August 19, 2020

Neguse sponsors bill to create animal cruelty investigation unit

by Michael Karlik

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse has introduced a bill to establish a division of the U.S. Department of Justice that would investigate and prosecute felony animal cruelty crimes. "Proper enforcement of animal cruelty laws will protect animal welfare and help keep each of our communities safe from the violence often linked to these crimes," said Neguse. "For too long the Department of Justice has missed the mark on providing timely and efficient prosecutions." Earlier this year, Neguse and one of the … Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

Joe Neguse bill to create suffragist sculpture gets support from President Trump

by Justin Wingerter

A bill introduced by progressive freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse that has been stalled in the U.S. Senate for months received support Friday from an unlikely ally: President Donald Trump. Neguse's bill, H.R. 473, would create a monument in Washington, D.C., to honor suffragists and the 19th Amendment. The sculpture, crafted by Loveland artist Jane DeDecker, would feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul. "I have done … Continue Reading

August 13, 2020

Lawmakers introduce new bill to protect youth voting rights

by Rachel Janfaza

Democratic congressional lawmakers on Thursday announced that they are introducing a bill which seeks to provide protections for young voters. New Hampshire Rep. Chris Pappas is the lead sponsor of the Protect the Youth Vote Act of 2020, a piece of voting rights legislation meant to prevent age discrimination in voting. The bill is co-sponsored by Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse, Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego, New York Rep. Grace Meng, and Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy. The bill addresses and lays out … Continue Reading

August 13, 2020

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse wants to restore faith in Congress. Here's how he's trying to do it

by Jacy Marmaduke

Sworn into Congress in January 2019 amid the longest federal government shutdown in American history, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse was eager to get home. He had back-to-back town halls to prepare for, both scheduled four days after he took office. He held 22 more in the following year, more than any other freshman lawmaker and more than the rest of Colorado's congressional delegation combined. Nearly all of the 30 bills he introduced in his first year in office - the most of any freshman lawmaker - … Continue Reading

August 11, 2020

Joe Neguse: It is vital every one of us complete the 2020 census

by Joe Neguse

As Colorado's population grows and becomes more diverse, an accurate 2020 census count is more important than ever. Every 10 years, the Constitution requires us to count our population. The results determine where billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated: funding for our hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and other critical resources that Coloradans use every day. Funding for programs like Head Start, Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are all … Continue Reading

August 11, 2020

Congressman Neguse announces grant for Estes Park buses

by Tim Mosier

Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Larimer County in the U.S. House of Representatives announced that Estes Park will receive a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to construct a bus storage facility to house electric trollies. The funds will be provided through the Buses and Bus Facilities Grant Program, which assists transit systems across the country finance buses and bus facilities capital projects. The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive … Continue Reading

August 06, 2020

PACTPA: Putting people before pesticides

by Pesticide Action Network admin

On August 4, Senator Tom Udall and Representative Joe Neguse introduced proposed legislation - the "Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act", or (PACTPA). This bill would overhaul U.S. pesticide rules, ultimately mandating new rules to protect people and the environment. PAN Senior Scientist Margaret Reeves says it best: The science is crystal clear. These chemicals are putting our health, environment and food supply at risk and we must help farmers move away from them. … Continue Reading

August 06, 2020

House Democrats seek better rates on loans to cities and states

by Jeanna Smialek

Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House Democrats signed on to a letter urging the Federal Reserve to do more to support state and local governments, adding to criticism that the central bank is being too cautious in some of the programs it set up to help the economy during the pandemic. "Our states and cities are already anticipating unprecedented and catastrophic budget shortfalls," according to the letter, shared with The New York Times ahead of its release on Thursday. It … Continue Reading

August 04, 2020

Looking for a job in Larimer, Boulder counties amid the pandemic? Try this virtual job fair

by Pat Ferrier

Larimer County will participate in a virtual job and resource fair next week to help connect those navigating a job search amid COVID-19. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado, the job fair will be completely online and include the Boulder and Larimer workforce centers. Neguse represents Larimer and Boulder counties in the second congressional district of Colorado. The sessions will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 12. "Our commitment to connect people to meaningful work and … Continue Reading

August 04, 2020

Bill Introduced by Sen. Udall, Rep. Neguse Would Ban All Organophosphate, Neonic Pesticides

by Alex Formuzis

Legislation introduced today would ban or restrict scores of the most toxic pesticides, introduce health-protective restrictions on pesticide use and registration, and create new safety protections for farmworkers - the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's pesticide law in nearly 25 years. The bill by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) would significantly strengthen the Environmental Protection Agency's authority under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide … Continue Reading

August 03, 2020

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse whittles Colorado's match requirement for federal election money

by Joey Bunch

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is a whittler when it comes to Colorado and elections. The fast-rising freshman from Boulder County passed an amendment Friday that would eliminate the usual 5% match for federal election dollars. That comes after he tucked the Secure Our Elections Act into the Heroes Act relief package that passed the House in May. That maneuver removed a 20% election grant matching requirement for states to receive stimulus dollars. Senate Republicans, who hold the chamber majority, … Continue Reading

July 29, 2020

The 5 biggest little lies tech CEOs told Congress — and us

by Geoffrey A. Fowler

Sometimes, it's the little lies that are the most telling. Watching the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google face a filleting in front of the House antitrust panel on Wednesday, I kept a running list of the little half-truths they told. If I only had a dollar for every time a big tech CEO said they cared deeply about our privacy. But this time in front of the spotlight, some of the claims didn't work so well. I'm not talking about the kind of outright lies that could land Mark … Continue Reading

July 23, 2020

Congressman Neguse Joins Speaker Pelosi for Signing Ceremony of the Great American Outdoors Act

by Wendy Rigby

Today, Congressman Joe Neguse joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva and bill sponsor Congressman Joe Cunningham for a bill enrollment ceremony for the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million and invest funds to address the over $20 billion public lands maintenance backlog. Last month, Congressman Neguse led a group of 118 Members of the House - including 7 Republicans - in sending … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Repealing Trump's Travel Ban Is Personal for Joe Neguse

by Conor Mccormick-Cavanagh

When the Trump administration updated its travel-ban list to include the East African nation of Eritrea this winter, the battle that U.S. Representative Joe Neguse had been waging against previous iterations of Trump's travel ban suddenly became personal. "My parents came to America nearly forty years ago from Eritrea. My parents' ability to start a new life in this country offered me and my family freedom," says the Democrat from Lafayette. "To have my parents come here with nothing and, one … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

House passes CORE Act as amendment to National Defense Authorization Act

by RealVail Staff

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents eastern Eagle County, as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The CORE Act, which would protect large swaths of Colorado public lands as wilderness, has already passed the House as a stand-alone piece of legislation. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, will now try to get a CORE Act amendment passed in the … Continue Reading

July 18, 2020

Colorado leaders pay tribute to civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

by KUSA Staff

COLORADO, USA - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on public buildings statewide until sunset Saturday to honor Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington and became a 17-term United States congressman, died on Friday. He was 80. Many Colorado leaders paid tribute to Lewis after his passing. Polis wrote on Twitter that "one of the honors of my life was working alongside civil … Continue Reading

July 16, 2020

CO’s Neguse Promotes Successes in Wildlife Preservation, Push for Racial Diversity in Outdoors Access, Agencies, and Industry

by Florence Wu

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) chaired a House Natural Resources Committee virtual roundtable discussion this week, highlighting the economic benefits of wildlife preservation and the lack of diversity in the outdoors scenes, using Colorado as a case study and featuring panelists from Colorado in the discussion. According to Neguse and a UN report, there are currently around one million animals and plant species threatened with extinction. This trend will likely continue … Continue Reading

July 15, 2020

Neguse’s 21st Century Conservation Corps will create positive outdoor experiences for all

by Simone Christopherson

Has an 11-year-old ever begged you to take her bird watching because of how much relaxation it brings? Have you ever seen a shy, video game-loving 12-year-old develop into a gregarious, adventuresome hiker and nature lover by age 14? Experiences like these have shown me the life-changing powers of nature for the students I work with, but also for the curious kid who lives inside all of us. As a program coordinator for cityWILD, my unique and wonderful job requires me to take middle school … Continue Reading

July 14, 2020

House committee to hold virtual field hearing focused on outdoor economy, with Colorado guests

by Michael Karlik

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse will host a virtual forum on Wednesday focusing on the economic benefits that wildlife and access to the outdoors bring to Colorado. The meeting of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will feature testimony from First Gentleman Marlon Reis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Taishya Adams, and Loretta Pineda, the executive director of Environmental Learning for Kids. "Colorado's thriving ecotourism and wildlife viewing industry points to the many ways … Continue Reading

July 13, 2020

Migrant detention center operators defend response to COVID-19 in facilities

by Farah Eltohamy

PHOENIX - The head of the private company that runs a migrant detention center in Eloy told a House panel Monday he is "immensely proud" of its operations, even as lawmakers questioned its response to the COVID-19 crisis. CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger was one of four private contractors who testified before a House Homeland Security subcommittee Monday on their operation of detention facilities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement - contracts that are worth billions, committee Democrats … Continue Reading

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