Press Releases

May 20, 2022

Neguse Leads Colorado Delegation Letter To DOT & FRA, Urges Funding For Colorado’s Front Range Passenger Rail Project

The letter requests that the project is prioritized in part with the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led a coalition of Colorado Federal lawmakers in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration, requesting they include the Front Range Passenger Rail Project in the Corridor Identification Development Plan - which identifies projects that are ready to receive funding from the … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Neguse Urges Action to Secure Baby Formula Supply Chain

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse signed on to a letter to President Biden in response to the growing consolidation in the baby formula market and the impact of market monopolization on rising costs and regional shortages of this critical food supplement. The letter urges the White House and relevant federal agencies to use all tools at their disposal to restore competition and increase resiliency to secure this vital supply chain. "Across the country, parents are struggling to … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Neguse, Peters State and Local Government Cybersecurity Bill Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

This is the second bill Neguse and Peters have secured final passage for in the last week - their Supply Chain Security Training Act passed on May 10th. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse secured final passage of his bipartisan, bicameral State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act. This bill, led in the Senate by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), fosters cybersecurity coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and state and local actors. It … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Chairmen Neguse, King Seeking Necessary Funding for America’s National Parks

Chair of House and Senate Subcommittees on National Parks highlight need for strong Department of the Interior maintenance budget to deliver on the Great American Outdoors Act's priorities Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, and U.S. Senator Angus King, Chair of the Senate National Parks Subcommittee, are urging Senate appropriators to increase funding for infrastructure maintenance on federal lands. In a … Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Neguse, Moore, Blumenauer, LaMalfa Unveil Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Expand Tribal Access to Clean Water

The bill will be considered in a hearing the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife this afternoon. Watch here. Washington D.C.- Today, the bipartisan Tribal Access to Clean Water Act, introduced by Congressman Joe Neguse, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) will be considered by members of the House Natural Resources Committee. Introduced last week, the bill addresses the significant … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

Neguse-Led Supply Chain Security Training Act Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

The bill, which revises best practices for supply chain risk management, passed the House today. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse secured final passage of his bipartisan, bicameral Supply Chain Security Training Act. This Act, led in the Senate by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), creates a standardized training program to help federal employees responsible for purchasing services and equipment identify whether those products could compromise the federal … Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Neguse photographed above with participants in the competition. View additional photos of the event, here. Lafayette, CO - Thursday, May 5, 2022, Congressman Joe Neguse held an awards ceremony at the Boulder Public Library to select this year's winners of the 4th Annual Congressional Art Competition. Yosha Gautam a 10th grader at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado was named the overall winner for her piece titled "The Face of Courage", a portrait of an indigenous … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Neguse Calls for Comprehensive Wildfire Funding and Pay Raise for Federal Firefighters

The funding request calls for a language inclusion to increase firefighter pay and benefits to reflect the qualifications of our federal wildland firefighters and hazards and risks they face. Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led a letter to House Appropriations Committee leadership urging them to raise federal wildland firefighter pay and ensure essential benefits to these highly skilled workers. As the impacts of climate change worsen, wildfire seasons are becoming … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Neguse Chairs Hearing on Legislation to Preserve Colorado National Heritage Areas

View his opening remarks HERE. Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on legislation that expands protections to National Parks, including his bill to preserve the Cache La Poudre, Sangre de Cristo and South Park National Heritage Areas in Colorado. Neguse introduced the Colorado National Heritage Areas Reauthorization Act last month - to ensure Colorado's three heritage areas continue to … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Neguse Leads Letter Urging Investments in Textbook Affordability Program

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, joined by six members of Congress, led a letter to House Appropriations Committee leadership urging them to include $25 million for a pilot program for open textbooks in fiscal year 2023. The letter supports funding for the continuation of the Department of Education's Open Textbooks pilot program, which has provided college students across the country with a more affordable alternative to traditional textbooks. "Access to open textbooks is a … Continue Reading


April 22, 2022

Neguse, McEachin, Matsui Unveil Earth Day Resolution

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, alongside Representatives McEachin and Matsui, led a group of 40 House Members in unveiling a resolution to honor Earth Day and reaffirm the importance of protecting and preserving our planet. "On the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, I am proud to join my colleagues in uplifting the importance of environmental stewardship and justice in the fight against the climate crisis. Securing a livable future has never been more critical and we must work … Continue Reading


April 22, 2022

Congressman Neguse, Senator Bennet Announce Effort to Enhance Climate Adaptation & Support State’s Climate Preparedness Initiative

Lafayette, CO - Today, Friday April 22, 2022, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, submitted a joint letter to House and Senate Appropriations leadership urging them to adopt a comprehensive National Strategy on Climate Preparedness that prioritizes investments in mitigation and climate adaptation across all Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations … Continue Reading


April 21, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces $85 Million for Colorado to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced Colorado will receive $85,983,748 in funding under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide increased transportation options, ease traffic congestion and reduce carbon pollution. "As another huge investment comes to Colorado through the Bipartisan Infrastructure law, we continue to strengthen our clean transportation infrastructure and improve public health and safety. This funding will cut down on carbon emissions and … Continue Reading


April 20, 2022

Congressman Neguse Issues Statement in Remembrance of Lives Lost at Columbine on 23rd Anniversary

Lafayette, CO - Congressman Neguse issued the following statement in remembrance of the lives lost during the mass shooting at Columbine High School twenty three years ago today: "Today, my thoughts are with the people of Littleton, Colorado, and the families of those who lost loved ones, as we remember the 13 lives tragically lost in the mass shooting at Columbine High School. Cassie Bernall, Steven Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matthew Kechter, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Neguse, Hickenlooper, Bennet Welcome SBA Changes to Expand Eligibility for Families Rebuilding after Marshall Fire

Announcement comes after lawmakers urged SBA to better account for increased building costs The lawmakers also called on SBA to increase the maximum value a homeowner can borrow to better reflect current housing prices Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet applauded news that the Small Business Administration's (SBA) is updating the formula used to calculate the Disaster Loan Program amount survivors can borrow to rebuild … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Congressman Neguse Issues Statement Celebrating National Park Week

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, issued the following statement on National Park Week, 2022: "Every year we dedicate a week in the month of April to celebrate and honor the culture and history of our country's National Parks. As Coloradans are aware, the four national parks in our state are home to our most treasured public lands and diverse and thriving ecosystems. Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Congressman Neguse Renews Call for DHS to Adopt TPS for Mauritania and Ethiopia

Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, renewed his prior call for the establishment of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia and Mauritania. Rep. Neguse previously led a letter with Rep. Ilhan Omar on September 9, 2021 to the Biden administration urging the establishment of TPS for Ethiopia, Mauritania, and Cameroon, each of which are experiencing humanitarian crises. On April 15, 2022, the Department of … Continue Reading


April 15, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces Over $12 Million for Rural Communities Across Colorado

Additional funds will go to 742 eligible counties nationwide via the Secure Rural Schools Program as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced rural communities in Colorado will receive a $12,607,415 investment to support their public schools, roads, and other municipal services through the Secure Rural Schools Program. Congressman Neguse helped secure the funds through the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Neguse, Cline Introduce Bipartisan Bicameral Legislation to Protect Small Business Owners from Bankruptcy

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) introduced the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act, to allow small businesses to restructure debts in light of economic hardships associated with the Coronavirus pandemic and for other purposes. The bill is led in the Senate by the U.S. Senators Grassley and Durbin. "After two years of economic and financial strain, I believe it is more important than ever that we protect our local … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Congressman Neguse Offers Condolences, Resources as Wildfires Blaze through Southeastern Colorado

Lafayette, C.O.-Today Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus and Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, issued the following statement in response to multiple wildfires burning across southeastern Colorado. Currently fires are burning near Bent's Fort, Fort Lyons and Cheraw. "Today my prayers are with our neighbors in southeastern Colorado with news of multiple wildfires burning across our precious public lands and threatening … Continue Reading

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