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April 04, 2021

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Wyden: Why America needs a 21st century Civilian Conservation Corps

by Rep. Joe Neguse and Sen. Ron Wyden

The 2020 wildfires brought America to a once-in-a-generation moment. For years, most Americans have viewed forestry policy as reserved only for rural areas. Now, as the climate crisis worsens with massive infernos destroying our communities and blanketing the West in thick, lethal smoke, it's no longer just those in the rural West facing the devastation. Summer after summer, every westerner lives and breathes this threat to life and well-being. Unfortunately, just weeks after much of the … Continue Reading

April 03, 2021

Rep. Neguse accepting applications for new Community Project Funding program

by Staff Report

The office of Rep. Joe Neguse is accepting applications for community projects to receive federal dollars under the new Community Project Funding program, which allows members of Congress to request funding for as many as 10 projects within their home districts. The funding of projects in representatives' home districts was previously referred to as "earmarks." The new program is an effort to improve transparency. The 10 projects selected by Neguse's office will go to the House Appropriations … Continue Reading

April 01, 2021

House Democrats Urge Biden to Regulate Concealable Assault-Style Firearms

by Peter Wade

Following a deadly mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., House Democrats are calling on President Joe Biden to "take Executive Action to regulate concealable assault-style rifles," the type of weapon used by the shooter. Four Democratic representatives - Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairs Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Val B. Demings (D-Fla.), and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) - authored a letter to Biden that was then signed by 101 House colleagues. "For too … Continue Reading

March 30, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse sets virtual listening tour to solicit input on public lands agenda

by Ernest Luning

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is embarking on a virtual tour in coming weeks to hear from Coloradans about their public lands priorities as the Lafayette Democrat takes over as chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Neguse, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, said in a release that he plans to gather input from across the state as he hones an agenda covering conservation, wildfire mitigation, managing natural resources and helping boost Colorado's … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

After Boulder, Rep. Joe Neguse Pushing For Federal Assault Weapons Ban, Other Reforms

by Carla Jimenez

Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse, whose district includes Boulder where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting Monday, said he supports reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons. "And I'm a co-sponsor of a bill that's pending before the House Judiciary Committee, a committee on which I serve," Neguse told Colorado Matters. The congressman said it's important to be present with the community as it grieves. He also believes leaders need to take what he calls "the necessary steps to prevent a … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse says mass shootings like the one at a Boulder grocery store 'cannot be our new normal'

by Connor Perrett

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse said mass shootings "cannot be our new normal" in the wake of the Boulder grocery store shooting that left 10 dead. "We should be able to feel safe in our grocery stores," Neguse, a Democratic member of Congress since 2019, said. "We should be able to feel safe in our schools and in our movie theaters and in our communities. We need to see a change because we have lost far too many lives." A shooter, identified Tuesday by police as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, … Continue Reading

March 21, 2021

Neguse launches effort to refund rural schools program

by McKenna Harford

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse introduced legislation to reauthorize a federal program that has provided Grand County over $1 million for school building improvements. The Secure Rural Schools program, which began in 2000, gives school districts where national forest takes up a large portion of the property in the area funding to supplement the lower property taxes. The program had been authorized to give funding through April of this year. Neguse's legislation would extend the program … Continue Reading

March 20, 2021

Hickenlooper and Neguse: The rescue plan will mean money for Colorado families, schools and vaccination efforts

by John Hickenlooper and Joe Neguse

An unprecedented moment warrants an urgent and unprecedented response. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have left Colorado hurting. Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have been infected and more than 6,000 tragically lost their lives to the virus. Colorado's unemployment rate is still more than double what it was pre-pandemic. Forty percent of Coloradans are going hungry and thousands of small businesses have been shuttered or are on the verge of closing. Behind each of … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Leading public lands subcommittee, US House Rep. Neguse sets efforts on wildfire mitigation, conservation corps

by Sky-Hi News staff report

The first African-American to head the US House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands, Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado is crafting an agenda aimed at the nation's parks, forests and public lands. Also at the forefront, Neguse says, he wants to tackle western wildfires. With the unveiling of a new plan for "Restoring Our Lands and Communities," the 36-year-old congressman is set to chair his first subcommittee hearing next week. At its core, Neguse says the plan would invest in … Continue Reading

March 14, 2021

Center for Effective Lawmaking ranks Congressman Neguse Most Effective Colorado Lawmaker

by Office of Congressman Joe Neguse

The nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking, in a new report, ranked Congressman Joe Neguse as one of the top 10 most effective lawmakers in the country. Neguse was also ranked as the most effective lawmaker in Colorado's congressional delegation, the most effective lawmaker among the freshman class in the 116th Congress, and the most effective for legislating on public lands. Six of the nine bills Congressman Neguse enacted into law in the 116th Congress protect and invest in public lands … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

Neguse discusses need for expanded nutrition assistance with area food banks

by Sophia Moncaleano

In the past year, food bank operations have increased greatly across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visits to Community Food Share's network of food pantries and meal programs grew by 15% during the pandemic, and the amount of food distributed by Sister Carmen Community Center's food bank has increased from the year before the pandemic by roughly 200,000 pounds. Last Friday, Congressman Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, met virtually with representatives from several area food banks to … Continue Reading

March 08, 2021

Colorado has 33 federal labs, and two of the state's U.S. reps want to find out if they need repairs

by Justin Wingerter

A Commerce Department laboratory at the base of the Flatirons in Boulder, dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, is so old it is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It's one of 33 federal labs in Colorado - and among hundreds across the U.S. - that Democratic U.S. Reps. Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter want to require the Government Accountability Office to study and report to Congress on the need for renovations and repairs. Their legislation, to be … Continue Reading

March 03, 2021

Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks

by Sylvan Lane

A bipartisan group of more than a dozen lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill banning members of Congress and senior staff from buying and selling stocks, most bonds and options contracts. Called the Ban Conflicted Trading Act, the measure is intended to prevent lawmakers and high-level staffers from enriching themselves through trades based on potentially market-moving information. Lawmakers and senior staffers are already banned from making investment decisions based on nonpublic data … Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

Scoop: Neguse, McBath press Biden to appoint national gun violence czar

by John Frank

Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) will ask President Biden to appoint a national director of gun violence prevention, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The issue - which resonates in Colorado with its dark legacy of mass shootings - comes days after the White House began to push forward on an issue activists wanted to see prioritized in his first month. "If we are not doing everything we can to ensure another Columbine, another Aurora, another Highlands Ranch, does … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

How the Breakout Star of the Impeachment Hearings Managed to Keep His Faith in Democracy

by Tessa Stuart

Rep. Joe Neguse, a young Democrat from Colorado, rose to speak, full of an unfailing faith in American democracy. This moment was set to be one of the most important of his short career so far in Congress. At age 36, Neguse had only just been sworn in for his second two-year term, but already he'd distinguished himself enough among his 220 Democratic peers that he was enlisted to be part of the small team tasked with arguing against the objections Republicans were expected to raise to Joe … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

US Rep. Joe Neguse prioritizes public lands, wildfire response in 2021 House agenda

by Jacy Marmaduke

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse has a stacked agenda for his second Congressional term that includes COVID-19 relief, a new bipartisan wildfire caucus and another chance for two sweeping public lands bills. Neguse, a Democrat, passed nine bills in the last session, the second-most of any lawmaker. He's coming off a high-profile stint as one of the House impeachment managers. His second term is also the first one he's served under a trifecta of Democratic control, which will likely give some of his … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse Wants Wildfire Prevention To Be A Feature In Biden's Infrastructure Plans

by Sam Brasch

United States Rep. Joe Neguse has seen his political profile skyrocket since the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The sophomore Congressman from Boulder served as Democrats' youngest impeachment manager in history. His clear presentation prompted some pundits to wonder if the 36-year-old congressman could be bound for a higher post. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House democrats look to retire, Neguse could be one politician who unites the progressive and … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

'We Still Are Suffering': Coloradans Discuss Wildfire Recovery & Prevention With Rep. Joe Neguse, State Leaders

by Shaun Boyd

(CBS4) - A Colorado congressman is issuing a call to action after three record-setting wildfires last year. Two of those fires happened in Rep. Joe Neguse's district, which is why he assembled Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado Director of Public Safety Stan Hilkey and Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper for a virtual listening session. Neguse invited anyone with concerns to show up and provide feedback. More than 800 Coloradans joined the call. One after another they shared stories of homes … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse hosts wildfire summit with Colorado governor, senator

by Austin Fleskes

A day after county and state officials met to discuss the road to recovery after the Cameron Peak Fire, Larimer County's congressional representative Joe Neguse held a wildfire summit with Gov. Jared Polis, Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Department of Public Safety Executive Director Stan Hilkey on the ways, from a governmental level, the issue of wildfires can be addressed in the future. Neguse has spoken before about what he hopes for recovery in the county, both … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

Joe Neguse elected to chair subcommittee on national parks, forests and public lands

by Vail Daily Staff Report

On Wednesday, Congressman Joe Neguse's office announced that the he was elected to serve as chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Neguse will replace Congresswoman Deb Haaland, who previously chaired the subcommittee, as she leaves to serve as the next secretary of the Department of the Interior. Neguse, who serves Vail, parts of Avon and other areas of Eagle County, is the first Coloradan to hold the position, and the first African-American to … Continue Reading

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