Press Releases

August 14, 2020

Congressman Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Animal Cruelty Crimes and Stop Violence in Our Communities

Washington D.C.-Today, Representative Joe Neguse (CO-02), alongside Representatives Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Buddy Carter (GA-01) introduced the Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act, sweeping bipartisan legislation to protect animal welfare and keep our communities safe. The bill would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes. Studies … Continue Reading

August 13, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces Sweeping Voting Reform Legislation to Stop Disenfranchisement of Young People

Washington, D.C. -Today Congressman Joe Neguse, along with Reps. Chris Pappas (NH-01), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Grace Meng (NY-06), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) announced the landmark Protect the Youth Vote Act in response to systematic efforts across the country to suppress the voices of young Americans. The Protect the Youth Vote Act is comprehensive legislation that will safeguard the rights of young Americans by increasing transparency, more clearly defining actions that violate the … Continue Reading

August 12, 2020

Congressman Neguse, Lawmakers Send Letter to Postmaster General on Operational Changes at USPS

The letter addresses concerns over changes to the U.S. Postal Service. Washington, D.C. -This week, Congressman Joe Neguse joined a group of 84 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing deep concerns about operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could have negative impacts on service standards and cause significant delays in mail delivery. "It is vital that the U.S. Postal Service not reduce mail delivery times, which could harm … Continue Reading

August 11, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces $300,000 Grant for Estes Park Buses

The grant will be put towards construction on a bus storage facility in Estes Park Washington D.C.-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 … Continue Reading

August 10, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Issues Statement on President Trump’s Weak Executive Orders

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued the following statement in response to President Trump's weak and inefficient executive orders which fail to meet the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis: "Colorado communities are struggling. As job losses grow, countless families are on the verge of eviction and many are struggling to afford food and pay their utility bills. Schools across the Front Range are making incredibly difficult decisions about how to reopen … Continue Reading

August 05, 2020

Congressman Neguse Passes Amendment Through the House to Highlight Local Aircraft Noise Pollution Concerns

The amendment is in response to constituent concerns throughout the 2nd District of increased noise pollution due to the Denver Metroplex Washington D.C.-On Friday, Congressman Joe Neguse passed an amendment through the U.S. House of Representatives along with H.R. 7617, the Appropriations Minibus to ensure robust funding for noise mitigation research and development programs at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Congressman Neguse introduced the amendment specifically to highlight … Continue Reading

August 05, 2020

Congressman Neguse Secures Provision to Improve Mail Delivery for Rural Communities in Recently Passed Appropriations Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Neguse announced that he has secured a key provision to improve mail delivery through the U.S. Postal Service for American's in rural communities in the recently passed House Appropriations Minibus. The bill includes language to ensure the U.S. Postal Service will continue to work to provide timely and consistent mail delivery to all Americans, particularly in rural and mountainous areas. "Timely and consistent mail delivery is something every American … Continue Reading

August 04, 2020

Joe Neguse, Barbara Lee, Jena Griswold to Celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in Live Virtual Panel

Washington D.C.-To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Congressman Joe Neguse will host a live virtual panel on Thursday August 6th at 4:45pm MT to celebrate and reflect on the landmark law and its significance today. The panel will include special guest Congresswoman Barbara Lee, along with Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick. "As we approach the November election amidst a global … Continue Reading

August 04, 2020

Neguse, Udall Introduce Landmark Pesticide Reform to Protect Children, Farmworkers and Consumers from Toxic Pesticides

The most comprehensive reform of U.S. pesticide rules in nearly 25 years, new bill would ban organophosphates which harm child brain development and neonicotinoids which lead to pollinator population collapse WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, introduced landmark pesticide reform legislation to prevent the use of toxic … Continue Reading

August 03, 2020

Congressman Neguse Passes Amendment to Increase Funding for the National Instant Background Check System

The amendment calls for a $1 million increase in funding Washington, D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse on Friday passed an amendment out of the U.S. House of Representatives to increase funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by $1 million. The amendment passed along with the H.R. 7617, the Appropriations Minibus. The additional funding to NICS will be allocated to states to improve their criminal and mental health records. "The National Instant Criminal … Continue Reading

July 31, 2020

Neguse Amendment to Increase NASA Space Grant Funding by $1 Million Passes the House

The Space Grant Program promotes aerospace and other NASA-related STEM education activities Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse passed an amendment out of the U.S. House of Representatives to increase funding for the NASA Space Grant Program by $1 million. The amendment passed along with the H.R. 7617, the Appropriations Minibus. In March, Neguse lead a letter to appropriators-signed by the full bipartisan Colorado delegation-calling for $52 million in funding for FY2021 to support … Continue Reading

July 31, 2020

Neguse Amendment to Eliminate State Election Grant Matching Requirement Passes the House

The amendment to eliminate the 5% election grant matching requirement was included in the appropriations minibus Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse passed an amendment through the U.S. House of Representatives which would remove a requirement often included in Appropriations legislation that requires states who receive election grants to provide 5% in matching funds. In May, Congressman Neguse introduced the Secure Our Elections Act, to remove the 20% election grant matching … Continue Reading

July 31, 2020

Congressman Neguse Secures Increased Funds for Low or No Emission Bus Grant Program in FY2021 Appropriations Bill

House appropriations legislation includes additional $50 million for the successful public transportation program Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse has secured a significant funding increase in the Low or No Emission (Low-No) grant program in the FY2021 budget. In March, he sent a letter alongside Congresswoman Julia Brownley and 27 other Members of Congress, urging increased funding for the competitive grant program, noting that the program "gives states and municipalities critical … Continue Reading

July 30, 2020

Congressmen Neguse and Perlmutter Lead Letter Requesting Support and Flexibility for Colorado Medicaid Providers Amidst COVID-19

The letter requests HCPF flexibility to continue retainer payments for an additional 90 days Washington, D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Ed Perlmutter, along with the entire bipartisan Colorado delegation, have sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting extended flexibility for Colorado's Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to provide retainer payments to Medicaid Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) providers throughout … Continue Reading

July 28, 2020

U.S. Representatives Neguse, Luján, Levin, Malinowski Urge Inclusion of Local Funding in Senate Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington D.C. -Today Representatives Joe Neguse, Andy Levin, Tom Malinowski and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján issued a joint statement urging Senate Republicans to include funds for local governments in their coronavirus relief package. In April, the group of lawmakers introduced the Coronavirus Community Relief Act, legislation to ensure smaller cities and counties originally left out of the CARES Act are provided adequate relief to weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 … Continue Reading

July 24, 2020

Neguse Amendment to Increase Funds for Forest Restoration Passes the House

His amendment calls for a $5 million increase for large-scale community-driven restoration projects Washington D.C.-Today, an amendment introduced by Congressman Joe Neguse to add an additional $5 million in funds for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) passed the U.S. House of Representatives along with Appropriations for the Department of Interior. The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is a widely popular forest restoration program in Colorado, … Continue Reading

July 24, 2020

Joe Neguse’s Bipartisan Regenerative Agriculture Proposal Passes the House along with Interior Appropriations

The plan calls for the study and implementation of carbon sequestration solutions to help curb the climate crisis Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse's bipartisan regenerative agriculture proposal has passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives along with appropriations legislation for the Departments of Agriculture. H.R. 7608, the FY 2021 Four-Bill Appropriations Minibus includes the text of Congressman Neguse's Study on Improving Our Lands (SOIL) Act, a bipartisan bill which would … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Congressman Neguse’s Measure to Repeal Trump’s African Ban Passes the House

Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse's measure to repeal President Trump's African travel ban has passed through the House of Representatives. President Trump added Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania to his Muslim Travel Ban in late January. Today, the NO BAN Act passed through the House, and along with it, Congressman Neguse's measure to include the latest ban for African countries. Congressman Neguse himself is a son of immigrants who came to America as … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Helps Secure Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act Out of the House

Washington D.C. -Today, Congressman Joe Neguse helped secure passage of the Great American Outdoors Act out of the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million and invest $9.5 billion in the public lands maintenance backlog. In May, Congressman Neguse led a group of 118 Members of the House - including 7 Republicans - in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting full and permanent funding for LWCF and … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Neguse and Spanberger Amendment to Require Reporting on National Security Climate Change Threats Passes the House

Washington D.C.- An amendment introduced by Congressman Joe Neguse and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger which would require the Department of Defense to conduct reporting on climate change threats to national security has passed the U.S. House of Representatives as a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Specifically, the amendment requests the Department of Defense submit to Congress a report outlining the threats both domestic and abroad of climate change to United … Continue Reading

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