Press Releases

April 03, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Debt Reporting From COVID–19 Medical Procedures

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced new legislation to prohibit reporting of medically necessary procedures related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to ban debt from medically necessary procedures resulting from COVID-19 from being included on credit reports. "In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are facing unexpected healthcare needs and economic burdens at astounding levels," said Congressman Joe Neguse. "Ensuring … Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Congressman Neguse Introduces Legislative Package to Ease Restrictions on SNAP and WIC During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington D.C.-Today Congressman Joe Neguse announced new legislation to ease restrictions on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program to ensure recipients of those resources can maintain social distancing advice while also utilizing their benefits, and access essential home goods. The Food and Necessities During Public Emergencies Act of 2020, led by Congressman Neguse would allow for SNAP benefits to be used to purchase certain … Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

Congressman Neguse Calls for Future COVID-19 Relief Packages to Include Direct Funding for Small Localities

Washington D.C.-Today Congressman Joe Neguse led an effort along with Andy Levin (MI-09), Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), and Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) and the support of over 100 House Members requesting that future COVID-19 response packages include stabilization funding specifically for localities with populations under 500,000. While the CARES Act that was signed by the President included a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, the legislation did not allow for localities with populations … Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

Congressman Neguse Works to Ensure Students Can Receive CARES Act Coronavirus Rebates

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse joined Congresswoman Angie Craig and 85 other bipartisan Members of Congress to introduce the All Dependent Children Count Act to change text of the CARES Act to ensure that dependent children younger than 19, students 24 and younger and dependents of all ages who are disabled are counted forCARES Act direct cash assistance. On a telephone town hall on Monday night, a student from the University of Colorado raised this issue with Congressman … Continue Reading


March 31, 2020

Congressman Neguse Joins Calls for Just COVID-19 Response that Protects Workers and Communities

Washington D.C.-This week, Representative Neguse joined Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Mark Pocan (WI-02) to call for just COVID-19 relief and stimulus packages which protect workers and communities. "We support additional bold and swift measures to save lives and secure the well-being of our constituents," reads the letter from the group of progressive lawmakers. "The depth of the crisis and the … Continue Reading


March 31, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Legislation to Protect Front Line Postal Workers and Ensure On-Time Mail Delivery During Coronavirus

The bill would provide $25 billion to the Postal Service Fund Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced legislation to provide emergency supplemental appropriations to the U.S. Postal Service amidst the coronavirus pandemic to protect local postal workers and post offices. The Protect Our Post Offices Act would provide $25 billion for the Postal Service Fund. "As this public health emergency worsens, our frontline postal workers remain vulnerable to the coronavirus and our … Continue Reading


March 30, 2020

Congressman Neguse Leads Members of the Colorado Delegation to Urge Expedited National Review of PPE Developed at Colorado Universities

Expedited assessment will provide additional personal protective equipment to frontline health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado Washington D.C.-Today Representative Neguse led members of the Colorado Delegation in sending a letter to the directors of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) requesting expedited review of personal protective equipment (PPE) being developed at … Continue Reading


March 28, 2020

Congressman Neguse Helps Secure Disaster Declaration for the State of Colorado

The declaration will bring additional resources to Colorado to help address the COVID-19 pandemic Washington D.C.-Today, the State of Colorado was declared a major disaster area, following requests earlier this week by Governor Jared Polis and the federal congressional delegation, led by Congressman Joe Neguse, to receive such a declaration. The order will provide additional Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts throughout Colorado to combat COVID-19. Read the … Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Congressman Neguse Secures Essential Provisions for Coloradans in Bipartisan CARES Act

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a member of the House Democratic Leadership team, issued the following statement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation provides $2 trillion in economic relief for Americans, including direct cash payments, historic expansion of unemployment insurance, small business grants, funding for personal protective equipment, the National Guard, FEMA, affordable housing, food assistance programs and election … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

Congressman Neguse, Colorado Delegation Members Urge President Trump to Expedite Colorado’s Disaster Declaration

Washington D.C.-Today Congressman Joe Neguse led members of the Colorado delegation in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to expedite the Disaster Declaration for the State of Colorado requested by Governor Jared Polis on March 25. "Given the unprecedented public health emergency we are experiencing in Colorado, the federal government must immediately bring the full weight of its resources to bear under the Stafford Act to protect Coloradans during this public health … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces $65,251 Grant For Summit Community Care Clinic to Combat Coronavirus

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Summit Community Care Clinic has been awarded $65,251 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to assist with coronavirus response. The funding comes as a direct result of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed out of Congress and was signed by the President earlier this month.HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces $125,999 Grant For Clinica Family Health Services to Combat Coronavirus

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Clinica Family Health Services has been awarded $125,999 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to assist with coronavirus response. The funding comes as a direct result of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed out of Congress and was signed by the President earlier this month.HRSA-funded health centers may use the … Continue Reading


March 25, 2020

Congressman Neguse Supports Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act, Assisting Student Veterans During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington D.C.- In a recent letter to House Leadership, Congressman Joe Neguse requested the inclusion of language to ensure that veterans receiving GI Bill benefits to attend higher education institutions do not have their housing stipends lowered in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. Student veterans around the country are having their classes switch from in person instruction to online classes, per the social distancing guidance issued by the CDC. Under normal circumstances, the switch to … Continue Reading


March 25, 2020

Congressman Neguse Supports Rental Eviction Moratorium Act, to Prohibit Evictions From Rental Housing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse today called for passage of the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act, a bill that would prohibit evictions from rental housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This common-sense legislation will ensure that Colorado families impacted by the Coronavirus are not at risk of eviction due to financial hardships caused by business closures, reduced hours, and the wide-ranging economic effects of COVID-19," said Congressman Joe Neguse. This bill prohibits landlords … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Neguse Helps Secure Provision to Protect Consumers From Price Gouging in the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

Washington D.C.-Representatives Joe Neguse, David Cicilline (RI-01), and Jerry Nadler (NY-10) have successfully secured inclusion of a provision in the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act to protect consumers from price gouging during the COVID-19 crisis. The provision gives the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general the authority to seek civil penalties from individuals and companies engaging in price gouging of goods and servicesincluding food, personal hygiene … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Congressman Neguse Supports Effort to Waive Repatriation Fees for Coloradans Stuck Abroad

Washington D.C.-With thousands of Americans stranded abroad due to travel restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, including countless Coloradans, Congressman Joe Neguse is supporting an effort to waive fees for travelers who require evacuation assistance from the U.S. Department of State. "We have heard from countless Coloradans who amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are unable to leave certain affected areas due to closed borders, movement restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Representatives Neguse, Krishnamoorthi, and Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Legislation To Prohibit Government Officials From Profiting Off Their Positions By Trading Stocks

The Ban Conflicted Trading Act, introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, would bar members of Congress and senior congressional staff from buying or selling individual stocks Washington D.C.-Representatives Joe Neguse, Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), today introduced the Ban Conflicted Trading Act, legislation to prohibit Members of Congress and senior congressional staff from abusing their positions for personal financial gain through … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Congressman Neguse Calls For Direct Cash Assistance for Colorado Families in Congress’s Economic Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's 2nd District in Congress and serves as a member of the House Leadership team, today called for immediate cash assistance, or universal basic income, to be included in the economic stimulus package currently in negotiation in Congress "Families across our country are hurting, and Congress must act with the boldness and urgency that this crisis requires," said Congressman Joe Neguse. "We must provide immediate economic relief so … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Congressman Neguse Statement on Coronavirus Death of Eagle County Constituent

Washington D.C.-Congressman Joe Neguse released a statement following the announcement today that a constituent from Eagle County has passed away from Coronavirus: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Rod Powell from Vail, Colorado. Rod was a vibrant part of our community, and we are all grieving for his family, friends and the entire Vail community at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rod's loved ones and all of Eagle County who have experienced the full force of this … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Congressman Neguse Urges Immediate and Comprehensive Action to Ensure Every American Abroad May Return Home Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington D.C.-Today Congressman Joe Neguse and 66 members of Congress, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express deep concern over the lack of assistance being provided to American citizens stranded abroad as they try to return home to the United States amidst the rapid spread of COVID-19. "We have heard from an alarming number of constituents whose family members have been unable to leave certain affected areas due to closed borders, movement restrictions, mandatory … Continue Reading

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