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June 01, 2021

Civilian Conservation Corps shaped Colorado. Joe Neguse and Joe Biden think it’s time for a reboot.

by Justin Wingerter

On a recent Monday night in Morrison, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse walked through a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp where, 80 years ago, impoverished young men from across the country came to escape dire unemployment and build Red Rocks Amphitheatre. "It worked before and it can work again," the Democrat from Lafayette said of the New Deal-era program, which he and President Joe Biden would like to revive - albeit on a smaller scale and focused on combating climate change. Neguse's plan is … Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

70 percent of House Democrats pressure Biden to expand Medicare in American Families Plan

by Justine Coleman

A large coalition of House Democrats launched a campaign to ramp up pressure on President Biden, calling on him to follow through with a campaign promise and prioritize expanding Medicare in the American Families Plan. A total of 156 House Democrats, ranging from moderate to progressive, signed a letter requesting the administration lower the eligibility age for Medicare, decrease prescription drug costs and expand coverage to dental, vision and hearing. The signers of the letter represent … Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse takes 48-hour road trip across the District, talks COVID-19 recovery and wildfire preparedness

by Office of Congressman Neguse

This week, Congressman Joe Neguse took a road trip across the 2nd District, making stops in 12 towns and 6 counties and speaking with community members, child care providers, small business owners, and fire chiefs about relief the American Rescue Plan is providing and his proposal to make historic investments in wildfire preparedness through the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus that he chairs and the 21st Century Civilian Climate Corps legislation he has introduced. "With the American Rescue Plan, … Continue Reading

May 23, 2021

How To Be A Citizen: What It Takes To Run For Office With Joe Neguse

by Michel Martin

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) about how and why he decided to get involved in politics and civic life. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: This year, as you may know, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ALL THINGS CONSIDERED broadcast back in 1971. That is 50 years of doing our best to inform the public, which in turn, we hope, will help you be a better citizen. So today we're starting a series featuring conversations with different people, some of … Continue Reading

May 21, 2021

Joe Neguse, a top House Democrat on public lands issues, urges Interior secretary to keep BLM headquarters in Colorado

by Derek Draplin

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., wants the Biden administration to keep the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) headquarters "fully functioning" and in Colorado, according to a letter he sent Wednesday to the country's top land manager. Neguse sent the letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland supporting the BLM's current headquarters in Grand Junction as some Democrats and environmental activists lobby the Biden administration to move the agency back to Washington, … Continue Reading

May 14, 2021

Reps. Schrader, Neguse Introduce Bicameral Bill to Ensure More Disaster Resilient Power Grid

by Rep. Kurt Schrader's Office

Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02) introduced legislation that would provide incentives to utility companies to do more to protect against power outages and wildfires as the climate emergency hits communities in Oregon and nationwide with extreme weather events. The Disaster Safe Power Grid Act would ensure that power companies do their part to reduce the risks of power blackouts and wildland … Continue Reading

May 14, 2021

Haaland, Neguse: ‘America the Beautiful’ plan should bring Native Americans, POCs into conservation fold

by Lucas High

As government officials embark on President Joe Biden's recently announced "America the Beautiful" plan, the time is right to make strides to provide Native Americans and other people of color with increased roles in the country's conservation and clean-energy future, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Boulder) and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said Thursday during a webinar hosted by the University of Colorado Law School. The pair is a particularly strong duo to deliver such a message … Continue Reading

May 13, 2021

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bill To Designate ‘Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building’ In Boulder

by Jennifer McRae

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse has introduced legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office located at 1905 15th Street in Boulder as the "Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building." Talley was killed in the line of duty on March 22, during the King Soopers shooting in Boulder. Ten people were killed in the shooting and the gunman arrested. Talley was killed within seconds of entering the store with two other officers. District Attorney Michael Dougherty said additional police officers, … Continue Reading

May 12, 2021

Colorado's Joe Neguse appointed to powerful House Rules Committee

by Ernest Luning

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat serving his second term, was appointed Wednesday to the powerful House Rules Committee by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Neguse joins fellow Coloradan Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, on the 13-member panel, which determines how bills are brought to the House floor and debated, giving its members a chance to work on nearly all legislation before the full chamber votes. Neguse fills a vacancy created by the death last month of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a … Continue Reading

May 07, 2021

Members of State Delegation Sign Letter Led by Congressman Joe Neguse, Requesting NASA Funding

by Ernest Luning

Most of the members of the state delegation signed a bipartisan letter led by Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, asking that $60 million be allocated to NASA Space Grant program, a competitive state and federal operation that helps prepare students for STEM careers, to fund the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, a 21-member organization including colleges, universities and nonprofits. "The NASA Space Grant program is effective in providing talented students in Colorado who are ready to take … Continue Reading

May 07, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis, Sen. Michael Bennet, Rep. Joe Neguse Join Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack On Tour Of Cameron Peak Fire Burn Area

by Jennifer McRae

Gov. Jared Polis, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse toured the Cameron Peak Fire burn area on Friday with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Work to restore the area from the fire damage is underway. (credit: CBS) Crews are working on mitigating the damage to the water supply ahead of the monsoon season. "I was grateful for the opportunity to join Governor Polis, Secretary Vilsack and our county officials today to tour the Cameron Peak Fire recovery sites in Larimer … Continue Reading

May 06, 2021

Curtis, Neguse, bipartisan Wildfire Caucus members request robust federal funding to tackle western wildfires

by Holly Richardson

Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) are leading members of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus in a letter to Appropriators in Congress urging them to include robust funding to programs in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill that will support improved wildfire preparedness, mitigation, and response across the United States. The letter indicates that such funds could be used to increase the pace and scale of hazardous fuels management and forest … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Lafayette's Sister Carmen CEO to be Rep. Joe Neguse's virtual guest at presidential address

by Jack Carlough

As a way of highlighting his work to fight food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, has invited Sister Carmen CEO Suzanne Crawford to be his virtual guest at President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress. Local food banks including Lafayette-based Sister Carmen Community Center have been working hard to provide for those in need. Crawford said her center has seen a 20% increase in food distributions and a 420% uptick in financial assistance requests … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

TRAIL MIX - Joe Neguse lands atop rankings of most-effective lawmakers

by Ernest Luning

It's hard to miss Joe Neguse these days. Already a regular on cable news shows during his first term, the Lafayette Democrat's turn as a House impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump's second Senate trial earlier this year sent his profile soaring. On Thursday at the White House, as President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions aimed at tightening gun control, Neguse was one of seven lawmakers seated in chairs on the lawn, a nod to Biden's adoption of a regulation … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Colorado's senators also want to make Camp Amache a national historic site

by Justin Wingerter

Both U.S. senators from Colorado introduced legislation Wednesday that would make Camp Amache, where thousands of Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants were held against their will during World War II, a national historic site. Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper said the bill would preserve a prominent relic from America's dark past, inspire Americans to pursue justice for all people and honor those who suffered at Camp Amache. The Senate bill is companion legislation … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Summit County leaders sign letter of support for proposed 'civilian climate corps'

by Taylor Sienkiewicz

Breckenridge Mayor Eric Mamula and Summit County commissioners Elisabeth Lawrence and Tamara Pogue joined other elected leaders in Colorado in sending a letter to President Joe Biden in support of the proposed "civilian climate corps." According to a news release from the office of Rep. Joe Neguse, the 21st Century Conservation Corps Act would invest billions of dollars into reforestation, wildfire resiliency and watershed mitigation efforts. In the release, Mamula said it "would ensure that … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

Opinion: Colorado's outdoor enthusiasts and the businesses that serve them have a strong advocate in Congress

by Lise Aangeenbrug

In a state like Colorado, outdoor recreation is an integral part of life, and after a year of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, more and more people are turning to the outdoors to benefit their physical and mental health. As the city of Boulder continues to grieve and recover from the tragic mass shooting on March 22, we are reminded the outdoors can provide an important resource and refuge for people of all walks of life. Participation in activities like running, cycling, and hiking are … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

New Buck-Neguse Bill Would Make Amache Colorado's Next National Historic Site

by Caitlyn Kim

Located in Colorado's southeastern corner, Amache is a dry and desolate place. Tumbleweeds and the occasional guard tower line the grid of dirt roads that made up the bones of the internment camp that once stood here. While some buildings have been restored, all that remains of others, like the elementary school, are foundations overgrown by weeds. During World War II, more than 7,000 Japanese-Americans and non-citizen Japanese were relocated from the West Coast and incarcerated at Amache, … Continue Reading

April 09, 2021

Neguse ranked 8th most effective Dem in US House

by Eli Pace

The Center for Effective Lawmaking has ranked Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse's work during the 116th Congress among the best. In the center's Legislative Effectiveness Scores released last month, Neguse cracked the top ten among House Democrats, finished No. 8 among them and earned distinction as the top freshman legislator for "exceeding expectations." Neguse's overall score, 3.509, was far behind New York Rep. Nita Lowey, whose 10.302 mark was nearly double the next closest lawmaker. House Reps. … Continue Reading

April 08, 2021

Biden adopts measure pushed by Neguse to regulate device allegedly used in Boulder shooting

by Ernest Luning

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that a device allegedly used by the gunman accused of killing 10 people at a Boulder King Soopers last month will be subject to tighter federal regulation, part of a set of executive actions aimed at curbing what he called an "epidemic" of gun violence. The action, proposed by Boulder's U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, will make pistols used with stabilizing braces subject to the National Firearms Act, which also regulates sawed-off shotguns and silencers, … Continue Reading

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