Press Releases

February 12, 2020

Congressman Neguse Passes Amendment Out of the Judiciary Committee to Repeal Trump’s African Ban

Washington D.C.-Today in the House Judiciary Committee's markup of the NO BAN Act, Congressman Joe Neguse, who serves as the only Eritrean American in Congress, introduced an amendment to include President Trump's latest African and Muslim ban in the bill. The latest Muslim and African travel ban, announced in late January, is set to ban refugees from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. Under the latest ban, citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan won't … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Nominations Now Open For Rep. Neguse Environmental Scholarship Award

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced a new environmental scholarship award to honor college students within Colorado's Second Congressional District, whose clear passion, scholastic excellence, and desire for service display the potential for environmental vision and leadership. The Mollie H. Beattie Congressional Award for Distinguished Environmental Scholarship is named after Mollie H. Beattie, an outward bound instructor, forester, and leader with a lifelong dedication to … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Congressman Neguse Responds to the President’s Budget Proposal

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional District in Congress, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's budget proposal: "The President's budget request completely ignores the climate crisis and the needs of working families. His proposal eliminates NOAA's Climate Competitive Research program, reducing support for high priority climate science and adaptation efforts that are essential to combating the climate crisis. … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Congressman Neguse Sets National Goal of Conserving 30% of U.S. Lands and Ocean by 2030

Washington D.C.-Today, U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (CO-02), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Ed Case (HI-01) introduced the Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature to set a goal for the United States to conserve at least 30% of the ocean and land by 2030, which scientists say is the minimum step needed to pull us back from the tipping point that nature and our climate have reached. This resolution, a companion to S. Res. 372 introduced by Senators … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

Congressman Neguse Introduces Legislation to Create Special Envoy for Refugees at the State Department

Washington, D.C.-Today Congressman Joe Neguse, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee and co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus, introduced legislation to create a Special Envoy for Refugees, a new ambassador-level role in the U.S. Department of State dedicated to raising awareness of and advocating alongside refugees in the United States and throughout the world. The legislation comes less than a week after President Trump announced his latest Muslim and African travel ban … Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

ICYMI — Neguse, Lawmakers Highlight Trump’s Silence on Gun Violence at the State of the Union

Washington D.C.- Today, following President Trump's utter silence on gun violence at the State of the Union last night, Representatives Joe Neguse, Lucy McBath, Ted Deutch, Mike Thompson, Tom Suozzi and gun violence prevention activists gathered in front of the Capitol to highlight the gun violence epidemic and the need for tangible action. Attendees: Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02), member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06), member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Responds to the State of the Union

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional District and serves as a member of the House Leadership team issued the following statement after President Trump's State of the Union Address tonight. "Across Colorado, our families and communities are looking to Washington for substantive solutions to lower the cost of their healthcare, combat the existential threat of climate change, to address the gun violence epidemic, and provide needed investments in … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Responds to Trump’s Muslim and African Travel Ban

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, the son of Eritrean refugees, issued a statement in response to the President's latest travel ban. The Muslim and African travel ban, announced today, is set to ban refugees from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan won't be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the U.S. under the policy, while citizens from Sudan and Tanzania will be barred from participating in … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse to Bring Tom Mauser, Father of Columbine Victim Daniel Mauser, to the 2020 State of the Union

Washington D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse announced today that Tom Mauser will join him as his guest at the State of the Union in Washington, DC, on February 4th to highlight the urgent need for action on the gun violence epidemic. Tom Mauser lost his son Daniel Mauser in the Columbine shooting in 1999 and has since become a vocal and prominent advocate for gun violence prevention legislation, wearing his son's shoes throughout Colorado advocating to close the background check loophole that … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Colorado Communities Better Prepare for Climate Disasters

Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Climate Resilient Communities Act, bipartisan legislation inspired by emergency management officials in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District to require a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve building codes and standards that the Agency uses to prepare for climate … Continue Reading


January 27, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominees

Washington D.C.- This week, Congressman Joe Neguse announced the names of over 20 nominees for U.S. Military Service Academies from Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. This announcement followed a nomination celebration that the Congressman hosted last Friday, January 17th at the Broomfield Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post for all district nominees. The nominees include: Harrison Abernathy, Lyons, nominated to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Naval Academy Adam Bartoletta, Niwot, … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

DOJ Inspector General Acknowledges Need For Oversight in Response to Congressman Neguse’s Bipartisan Request for Investigation into Sol Pais Gun Violence Incident

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse received a response from U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the Congressman's bipartisan request for a Federal investigation into the April 2019 incident in which a credible gun violence threat led schools across the Front Range to close. Specifically, Representative Neguse requested that an FBI investigation into the April incident provide specific information on how it was able to occur, as well as detailed … Continue Reading


January 22, 2020

Congressman Neguse to Hold 6th Service Town Hall at A Precious Child in Broomfield

Broomfield, C.O.- Congressman Joe Neguse will hold his 6th service town hall at A Precious Child in Broomfield on January 25th. Congressman Neguse launched the first-of-its-kind service town hall initiative in March of 2019 and has held events at Bridge House Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Larimer Humane Society and Broomfield FISH since then. The event on Saturday will be the Congressman's 4th town hall this year and the first service town hall of … Continue Reading


January 21, 2020

Congressman Neguse Meets with Larimer County Municipal Leaders to Set 2020 Agenda, Delivers State of the District Address to Crowd of 300+ in Fort Collins

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse traversed Larimer County on Tuesday to visit constituents, meet with municipal leaders and deliver the first of two State of the District addresses to be given this week. Neguse met with Municipal leaders from Berthoud, Loveland, Fort Collins and Larimer County to discuss 2020 priorities and provide updates from Congress. Conversations focused on issues surrounding affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure, rural broadband, education and … Continue Reading


January 21, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces Grant Renewal of $5 Million to Fund Lab Research Program

Boulder, C.O.- Today, Congressman Neguse announced that a NIST-wide Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) in Boulder will receive a $5 million funding renewal in the fiscal year 2020. "Federal research at NIST and federal labs across our district are essential for scientific progress and ingenuity," said Congressman Joe Neguse. "I am confident that PREP will continue to encourage more students to pursue research careers and offer opportunities for expanded learning and development … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

Congressman Neguse to Give “State of the District” Update in Boulder on Thursday

Washington, D.C.-On Thursday January 23rd Congressman Joe Neguse will deliver a State of the District update at his Boulder town hall to share updates on the state of the 2nd Congressional District and his efforts in Congress to address them. The address will be followed by town hall Q&A with constituents. In 2019, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced 30 pieces of legislation-more than any other freshman lawmaker and the most of any member in the Colorado delegation-and had 4 of his bills … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

Congressman Neguse to Deliver State of the District Address in Fort Collins on Tuesday

Washington, D.C.-On Tuesday January 21st Congressman Joe Neguse will deliver a State of the District address in Fort Collins to share updates on the state of the 2nd Congressional District and his efforts in Congress to address them. The address will be followed by town hall Q&A with constituents. In 2019, Congressman Joe Neguse introduced 30 pieces of legislation-more than any other freshman lawmaker and the most of any member in the Colorado delegation-and had 4 of his bills signed … Continue Reading


January 13, 2020

National Organization Awards Joe Neguse “Spirit of Service” for First-of-Its-Kind Service Town Hall Initiative

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Joe Neguse has been awarded the "Spirit of Service" award from the Town Hall Project- a national organization that tracks congressional town halls and encourages a stronger, fairer better democracy. The Town Hall Project recognized Neguse for demonstrating outstanding commitment to serving his district by facilitating a first-of-its-kind service town hall initiative and holding consistent town halls across the 2nd District throughout his first year in office. In … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Congressman Neguse Applauds Governor Polis’s State of the State Address

Washington D.C.- Today, following Governor Jared Polis's 2nd State of the State Address, Congressman Joe Neguse issued the following statement in support of the Governor's leadership in his first year in office to position Colorado as a leader for clean energy and innovative healthcare solutions, as outlined in his annual address: "In his state of the state address this morning, Governor Polis shared a bold vision for Colorado, one that I look forward to working with him and other lawmakers … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces Federal Grant to Fund Rehousing Project for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Washington, D.C.- This week, Congressman Neguse announced that Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins has been awarded nearly $450,000 from the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The three-year grant will help fund a new Road to Rapid Rehousing program that will provide victims of domestic violence who are exiting emergency shelter with financial, rental, and housing-search assistance to help them find and maintain permanent housing, free from the threat of violence … Continue Reading

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