Press Releases

April 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Issues Statement Following Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse released the below statement following the jury's vote to convict former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges. "While no verdict will ever bring George Floyd back to his family, today we have witnessed a small measure of justice. I am keeping George Floyd's family in my thoughts, including his brother Philonese and daughter Gianna. May they find some … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Leads Moment of Silence on the House Floor to Honor Boulder Shooting Victims

Watch the video here. Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse led the Colorado congressional delegation in a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the victims of the March 22nd mass shooting at King Soopers. "There are almost no words to express how the Boulder community is feeling in the wake of this tragedy. Our hearts are broken. The loss of life is truly heartbreaking and unimaginable," said Congressman Neguse. "10 lives taken too soon. Daughters, sons, neighbors, … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

26 County Commissioners & Mayors Announce Support For Chairman Neguse’s Civilian Climate Corps Proposal to Address Colorado Wildfires

Frisco, CO - Today, 26 County Commissioners and Mayors from across the State of Colorado sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their support for Congressman and Chairman of the Public Lands Subcommittee Joe Neguse's 21st Century Conservation Corps Act - which will invest billions in reforestation, wildfire resiliency and watershed mitigation efforts. The letter also asked for continued partnership from the White House in ensuring the bill becomes law. Additionally, 21 Colorado … Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Congressman Neguse is Selected for the Udall Public Service Award by the Michael J. Fox Foundation

Lafayette, CO-The Michael J Fox Foundation has awarded Congressman Joe Neguse with the Udall Award For Public Service for his ongoing work on pesticides and environmental protection. In the fall of 2020, Congressman Neguse introduced a comprehensive pesticide reform bill alongside Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) that, among many other things, would ban Paraquat, a chemical known to increase risk of Parkinson's disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's and … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Rep. Neguse Announces $464,710,133 to Keep Colorado Child Care Providers on the Job, Lower Costs for Working Families

Funding from American Rescue Plan Rep. Neguse Helped Pass Will Help Child Care Providers Open Safely, Keep Workers on Payroll and Help Hardworking Families Cover Costs Washington, D.C. - Congressman Neguse announced $464,710,133 today for Colorado child care providers to open safely, keep workers on the payroll and lower costs for hardworking families. "Hardworking Colorado families know that safe, affordable child care is essential to getting parents back to work and growing our economy," … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Resolution Reaffirming the Importance of Tribal Access to Clean Water

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands introduced a resolution reaffirming the federal government's responsibility to provide access to clean drinking water for Native American communities. "Access to reliable, clean drinking water is an essential human need, tied to public health and the well-being of every community," said Congressman Joe Neguse. "In the midst of a pandemic that has … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces Funeral Assistance for Coloradans Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19

FEMA to Begin Accepting Applications This Week for Program Neguse Helped Create in American Rescue Plan Lafayette, CO-Today, Congressman Neguse announced that FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for Coloradans who've lost loved ones to COVID-19. Neguse helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of the American Rescue Plan. Coloradans who paid for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020, for an individual whose death may have been caused by or was likely … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

Rep. Neguse Advocates for Colorado Infrastructure Priorities in Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to advocate for infrastructure priorities in the 2nd District, including investments in climate resiliency and wildfire recovery to support communities recovering from devastating wildfires. The hearing comes on the heels of the release of the Biden-Harris administration's American Jobs Plan, and ahead of the Committee's plan to markup a surface transportation bill … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

Neguse, Buck Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Designate Amache Incarceration Site in Colorado as National Historical Site

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and Congressman Ken Buck introduced bipartisan legislation to designate the Amache incarceration site in Southeast Colorado as a National Historical Site. During the first months of World War II, the United States initiated the single largest forced imprisonment in its history when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order forcing more than 120,000 … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

Boulder County Putting Federal CARES Act COVID Relief Funds to Use

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse shared information on how Boulder County has allocated nearly $28 million in federal CARES Act funding to support the Boulder Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan CARES Act, signed into law on March 27th, provided stabilization funds for states and larger communities across the country. In May 2020, Governor Polis distributed $275 million of Colorado's funding to smaller local governments, including Boulder. Congressman … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

Rep. Neguse: Colorado Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

Rep. Neguse Says Many Coloradans Who Receive Veterans' Benefits and Have Not Yet Received Their Economic Impact Payment Could Expect Electronic Payments to Hit Bank Accounts Beginning Wednesday Washington, D.C. - Congressman Neguse announced today that many Coloradans who receive Veterans' benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit to their bank accounts beginning this week. Many Coloradans have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue … Continue Reading

April 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Meets with President Biden to Advocate for Equity in Affordable Housing, Climate Action in American Jobs Plan

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee and Vice Chair for Housing and Transportation on the Majority Leader's Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity, joined the Congressional Black Caucus for an Oval Office meeting with President Biden to discuss their upcoming priorities. Last week, Congressman Neguse met with President Biden and Vice President Harris to discuss gun violence prevention reform efforts. In particular, … Continue Reading

April 09, 2021

Rep. Neguse Applauds Support for Civilian Climate Corps and Wildfire Recovery Funds in the President’s Budget

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, issued the following statement responding to President Bident's initial budget request. The request includes major new climate change investments - an increase of more than $14 billion compared to 2021 -across nearly every agency to: restore the critical capacity needed to carry out their core functions and to take a whole-of-government approach to tackling … Continue Reading

April 08, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Participates In White House Announcement on Executive Orders to Reduce Gun Violence, Applauds President Biden’s Actions

Washington, D.C. - Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse was one of a small group of lawmakers to join President Joe Biden today at the White House as the President unveiled a series of executive actions on gun violence prevention. Congressman Neguse represents the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Boulder, Colorado, and serves as a Vice Chair of the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Over the past month, he has led a series of letters to the President requesting that he take … Continue Reading

April 06, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Requests Dedicated Funds for CDOT in Upcoming Infrastructure Package

Washington, DC-Representative Joe Neguse, along with a bipartisan group of over 40 lawmakers has sent a letter requesting dedicated funding for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Departments of Transportation (DOTs) nationwide in the upcoming infrastructure package. "As Congress considers comprehensive infrastructure legislation in the months ahead, we urge you to include additional dedicated funding for state Departments of Transportation. According to the most recent data … Continue Reading

April 06, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces Over $1 Million in Secure Rural Schools Payments for Grand County

Neguse introduced legislation earlier this year to reauthorize the program Lafayette, CO - Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Grand County will receive $1,448,524.11 to support public schools and other municipal services through the Forest Service's Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. "Schools in Grand County rely on funds from the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program as a primary source of funding. These dollars are critical to support our students and provide reliable and … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

Congressman Neguse Tours the Ranch Vaccine Site and Sunrise Community Health Clinic, Discusses Vaccine Progress in Loveland

Loveland, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse toured the Ranch Vaccine Drive-in Site and Sunrise Community Health Clinic in Loveland to hear about vaccine progress. He was joined by Loveland Mayor Jacki Marsh, Larimer County Health Director Tom Gonzales, Larimer County Commissioners Kristin Stephens and Jody Shaddock-McNally, Loveland City Councilor Andrea Samson and spoke with FEMA Coordinator Julie Brooks on-site at the Ranch. As of Monday March 29th, Larimer County reports that 166,755 total … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

Congressman Neguse Meets With Shuttered Music Venues in Fort Collins, Discusses Support Available Through the American Rescue Plan

Fort Collins, CO-Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Larimer Commissioner Kristin Stephens visited shuttered music venues in Fort Collins to hear about their operations amidst the pandemic, and share information about programs available to assist them in the American Rescue Plan. Congressman Neguse toured The Washington's and The Aggie and spoke with local venue owners about operations. "Countless small businesses and music venues in Fort Collins and throughout our state have been hit hard by … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

Neguse, Spanberger Lead 65 Colleagues in Pressing Senate Majority Leader to Vote on Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Neguse, Spanberger, & Colleagues: "The American People Deserve to Know Where their Senators Stand on H.R. 8 and H.R.1446" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO-02) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) today led 65 of their House colleagues in urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to bring two gun safety bills to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote. On March 11, 2021, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House voted to pass legislation to close … Continue Reading

April 01, 2021

Congressman Neguse Leads Bicameral Legislation to Authorize National Service Programs to Create Civilian Climate Corps

Congressman Neguse's proposal to provide a $10 billion fund to establish the corps was included in President Biden's American Jobs Plan released this week Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, alongside Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced new legislation to put Americans to work … Continue Reading

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